Tiffany Haddish responds to child sex abuse lawsuit; Video of Regrets – Deadline

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A week after being sued for allegedly sexually abusing a minor nearly a decade ago, Tiffany Haddish has finally spoken out.

Referring to the 2014 “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes” video made with co-defendant Aries Spears, the After the party The star took to social media early Monday morning to say that “clearly, although this skit was meant to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret agreeing to perform in it .”

In the Instagram post, Haddish also said, “Unfortunately, because there is an ongoing legal case, there is very little I can say at this time.”

In an explicit and disturbing eight-page complaint filed Aug. 27 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Haddish and MADtv alum Spears is accused of grooming and assaulting Jane Doe, then 14, and her brother John Doe, then 7. “The complainants were both minors and incapable of consenting to participate in sexually graphic videos distributed and posted via funny or dieplatform,” the suit claims. “There were no parents or guardians present,” the disturbing filing states, and claims Haddish “aiding, abetting and watching Spears sexually assault a child.”

The children at the heart of the lawsuit are the offspring of a woman who was a “longtime family friend” of Haddish, according to the complaint, who seeks unspecified damages. Lacking a lawyer, Nevada resident Jane Doe is representing herself in the lawsuit (read it here).

Although Haddish remained silent when the complaint was filed, his lawyer Andrew Brettler and funny or die were not.

“The plaintiff’s mother, Trizah Morris, has been trying to assert these false allegations against Ms. Haddish for several years,” Brettler said in a statement to Deadline. “Every lawyer who initially took on her case – and there were several – eventually dropped the case once it became clear that the claims were without merit and that Ms. Haddish would not be moved,” said added the lawyer from Lavely & Singer. “Now Ms Morris has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two will face the consequences of continuing this frivolous action together.

funny or die found this video absolutely disgusting and would never produce such content,” the company said in response to the lawsuit. “We were not involved in the conceptualization, development, funding or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user-generated content and was removed in 2018 immediately after taking knowledge of its existence.

Funny or Die is a comedy video website and film/TV production company founded in 2007 by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Mark Kvamme and Chris Henchy.

This lawsuit represents Haddish’s second encounter with justice this year. The Girls trip The actress was arrested in January on suspicion of driving under the influence while filming the Disney horror comedy in Georgia Haunted house. The Grammy and Emmy winner Haddish was quickly released after posting $1,666 bond. Although Haddish has since publicly joked about it, the case is still ongoing in Peach State.

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