tiffany haddish is finally speaking. Her statement comes days after a child sexual abuse lawsuit named her and aries spears. Tiffany and Aries are facing allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of a minor by two people identified only as Jane and John Doe.
At the center of the suit are sketches, including one called Through the eyes of a pedophile. Social media erupted with demands that the comedians address the allegations. Early Monday, Tiffany broke her silence. She released a statement expressing regret and saying that she is limited in what she can say.
“I know people have a lot of questions. I get it. I’m right there with you,” the statement said. “Unfortunately, because there is an ongoing legal case, there is very little I can say at this time.”
The brothers accuse Tiffany of teaching fellatio and sexual abuse
The siblings claim that Tiffany became friends with their mother prior to the abusive incidents. According to the lawsuit, Jane says Tiffany convinced her to make a sexually suggestive video at age 14. Tiffany reportedly took Jane to a commercial shoot in the summer of 2013 and taught her how to imitate fellatioby USA Today.
Jane said the interaction caused lasting trauma that seeped into her love life. She added that she is “fear of being taken advantage of” Y “she led down a path of false confidence like the path Haddish led her down.”
The suit says Tiffany offered to help seven-year-old John Doe shoot clips for a Nickolodeon audition the following summer. Instead, Tiffany supposedly took John to the Aries house, where “undressed the boy until he was in his underwear” for the sketch titled pedophile. The skit tells the story of a mother who repeatedly leaves her son at home with a grown man (played by Aries) who desires him.
According to the lawsuit, both brothers claim to have developed social disorders. John Doe has developed a paranoia about people watching or recording him. He reportedly places Band-Aids over the cameras on his electronic devices.
Tiffany Expresses Deep Regret for Acting in Skit Involving John Doe
For days, people on social media debated whether the intention of Through the eyes of a pedophile it was to solicit laughs or raise awareness. The end of the sketch reportedly shows a message about being mindful of the choice of babysitters. In her statement, Tiffany confirmed that comedy was part of the video’s intent, but she admitted that she missed the mark.
“But clearly, while this skit was meant to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all, and I deeply regret agreeing to act in it. I really look forward to sharing much more about this situation as soon as I can,” Haddish wrote.
Although Tiffany appeared to address John Doe’s claims, she did not appear to mention Jane’s alleged fellatio lesson.
Last week, Tiffany’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, responded to the lawsuit’s allegations, calling them “extortion.”
Tiffany’s lawyer claims extortion; The comedians of the platform uploaded a video to deny their participation
Andrew said the brothers’ mother, Trizah Morris, previously tried to reach a $15,000 settlement with Tiffany for the video sketch. The brothers seek unspecified financial damages from Tiffany and Aries.
“All of the lawyers who initially took up her case, and there were several, eventually dropped the matter once it became clear that the claims were without merit and that Ms Haddish would not be extorted. Now, Mrs. Morris has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two of them together will face the consequences of carrying out this frivolous action,” said Andrew.
Meanwhile, the platform the comedians uploaded the sketch on quickly denied any involvement. They issued a statement calling the sketch disgusting.
“Funny Or Die found this video absolutely disgusting and would never produce such content. We are not involved in the conceptualization, development, financing, or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user generated content and was removed in 2018 immediately after becoming aware of its existence.”
According to this timeline, the video was live on the platform for approximately four years before its removal.