The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (August 30) by siblings identified only as Jane Doe, now 22, and John Doe, who was born in 2007.
According to the lawsuit, Tiffany and Aries groomed a 14-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother and made them film explicit skits.
The suit claimed Tiffany and Aries molested the 7-year-old boy at a home while filming a “Funny or Die” video titled, “The Mind of a Pedophile.”
Jane Doe claimed that Tiffany taught her how to mimic fellatio for a skit when she was 14 years old.
“Haddish verbally explained what was expected of Plaintiff Jane Doe and then showed Plaintiff Jane Doe how to give fellatio, including movements, noises, moaning, and groaning,” the lawsuit stated.
The siblings claimed Tiffany was friends with their mother and the video featuring the 7-year-old boy was published online through “Funny or Die” when he was too young to consent.
Both siblings claimed they have developed social disorders.
Jane said her trauma has prevented her from dating because she’s afraid she will be taken advantage of and “led down a path of false trust like the path that Haddish led her down.”
John Doe claimed he places band-aids over all the cameras on his electronics because he is so afraid of being watched.
The siblings are suing Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears for damages following their mother’s failed attempt to reach a $15,000 settlement with Spears over the molestation video.
It’s A Shakedown
Aries Spears called the lawsuit an “extortion case” and an attorney for Tiffany Haddish called the lawsuit a “shakedown.”
On an episode of his podcast, Aries attacked the credibility of Jane and John Doe’s mother saying:
I will say this…you can even dig up the history yourself…but this person has a history of these false accusations.
Saying they’ve been raped, they even once blamed the whole entire San Bernardino Police Department for allegedly fondling her and her children at the same time in the same house. Picture that!
An entire f**king police department?! Come on, man.
And what’s killing me is all of the people hitting me up at no point does a little common sense or red flags…whatever man.
Tiffany’s attorney also took aim at the victim’s mother.
Plaintiff’s mother, Trizah Morris, has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years.
Every attorney who has initially taken on her case, and there were several, ultimately dropped the matter once it became clear that the claims were meritless and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken down.
Now, Ms. Morris has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit.
The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action.
Tiffany Haddish even attempted to feed information to a blog in an effort to sway public opinion on the lawsuit.
But, it didn’t work because too many people had already seen the skit at the heart of the lawsuit.
Tiffany Haddish Expresses ‘Deep Regret’
When feeding the blogs didn’t work, Tiffany took to social media and released a statement where she expressed deep regret for participating in the skit with Aries Spears.
The actress and comedian wrote:
I know people have a bunch of questions. I get it. I’m right there with you.
Unfortunately, because there is an ongoing legal case, there’s very little that I can say right now.
But, clearly, while this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it.
I really look forward to being able to share a lot more about this situation as soon as I can.
See her original post below.
Tiffany Haddish Seals The Deal
On Monday, Radar Online reported Tiffany Haddish and the two victims came to an agreement privately to seal the photos in the case.
Tiffany also came to an agreement with the victims to block the public from seeing the details of the original complaint against her.
Jane Doe and John Doe had written a letter to the judge saying that they were open to settlement talks with Tiffany, but the settlement would also require her to issue a public apology and to recant her remarks claiming the lawsuit was a shakedown.
On Tuesday (September 20), TMZ reported that Jane Doe has asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning the lawsuit cannot be refiled again.
Jane Doe Speaks Out
After dismissing the lawsuit against Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears, Jane Doe released the following statement:
My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years – and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything that could harm us.
We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us.
Jane Doe didn’t have any remarks in regard to Aries Spears.
It’s really interesting how quickly this case went from a “shakedown” to a “sealed deal.”
How much of a settlement do you think was paid?
Do you think this case will have a negative impact on Tiffany Haddish’s career?