Tiffany Haddish is quite the storyteller, but the story she told about her marriage to William Stewart may cost her a million dollars.
The comedian and actress’ ex-husband has filed a $1 million defamation lawsuit against her claiming she lied about him abusing her and causing her to have a miscarriage in her New York Times best-selling book, “The Last Unicorn.”
In the chapter titled, “The Ex-Husband,” Tiffany tells the story of toxic marriage to William that allegedly involved mental and physical abuse, stalking and a miscarriage.
(He says the “miscarriage” was actually an abortion.)
You may recall when William Stewart first spoke out saying Tiffany Haddish lied on him in her book, she released a video admitting some things in the book may have been “tweaked” by the editors.
Apparently, they weren’t able to settle things behind-the-scenes, so now he’s taking her to court.
Stewart says he and Tiffany were married in 2008 and divorced in 2013 … not married twice and divorced twice like Tiffany claims in the bio. He also claims allegations she made in a 2011 restraining order filed against him were false and dismissed in court.
William’s also pissed Haddish went after his own mother, Elnora Daughtery, in the book … claiming she abused Stewart as a child and was aware he was abusing Tiffany, but did nothing to stop it.
Stewart’s attorney, Michael Sterling tells TMZ, “For the defendants’ own profit, they painted my clients as abusers in a best-selling book. After a thorough review of the facts and evidence, we know that the assertions made by the defendants about my clients in “The Last Black Unicorn” are patently untrue.”
He continues, “Powerful people and influential corporations can’t intentionally and recklessly destroy someone’s reputation with malicious lies for their own profit. After exhausting our ability to solve this matter privately, we have been left with no choice, but to seek legal recourse. We look forward to our day in court.”
Stewart — who’s also a decorated U.S. Army Vet — is suing for libel, slander and defamation and asking for damages in excess of $1,000,000. He’s also named the books’ co-author Tucker Max and publisher Simon and Schuster as defendants.
What do you think about this tomfoolery?