Tiffany Haddish responds to child sexual abuse allegations. In an Instagram post, she said she can’t say much due to the ongoing legal case but regrets the comedic sketch she and Aries Spears recorded. She said she’ll share more soon.
A 22-year-old unnamed woman sued Haddish on behalf of herself and her 15-year-old brother last week. Haddish’s attorney, denied the lawsuit’s claims to V.F. Trizah Morris, the plaintiff’s mother, has “made bogus claims against Tiffany Haddish for years,” he said.
“Every attorney who initially took on her case—and there were several”—ultimately dropped it once it became clear that the claims were meritless and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken down,” Brettler continued, before countering that “now, Ms. Morris has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit.” They’ll both pay for this frivolous lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims Haddish, whom the plaintiff called “Auntie Tiff,” appeared in a sexually suggestive video as a minor. The plaintiff, then 14, was allegedly encouraged to recreate a mock sandwich shop commercial that involved “moaning and making sexual noises” while eating a sandwich “in a manner that simulated fellatio.” The plaintiff claims she was “physically, emotionally, and mentally uncomfortable.”
The plaintiff also claims Spears molested her brother while filming “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes” for Funny or Die. “Funny or Die finds this video disgusting and would never produce it,” the website told The Daily Beast. We didn’t create, fund, or produce this video. It was uploaded as user-generated content and removed in 2018 when discovered.
Debra Opri, Spears’s attorney, said the comedian “won’t fall for any shakedown.”
Haddish and Spears are being sued for intentional emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse. Haddish is also being sued for negligent supervision, failure to warn, and constructive fraud.