Accuser drops sexual abuse lawsuit towards Haddish, Spears – Los Angeles Occasions

Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears are not dealing with a baby sexual abuse lawsuit filed earlier this month, The Occasions has confirmed.

Weeks after the comedians’ reps dismissed the allegations as a “shakedown,” the girl who filed the go well with towards Haddish and Spears has dropped her claims. According to TMZ, new authorized paperwork present that the unidentified plaintiff — listed as Jane Doe — requested that the choose dismiss the go well with “with prejudice.”

“My household and I’ve recognized Tiffany Haddish for a few years — and we now know that she would by no means hurt me or my brother or assist anybody else do something that might hurt us,” the plaintiff reportedly stated in a press release, TMZ reported. “We want Tiffany the very best and are glad that we will all put this behind us.”

Representatives for Haddish and Spears didn’t instantly reply to The Occasions’ request for remark Tuesday.

On Sept. 1, the Daily Beast first reported the lawsuit, which claimed Haddish and Spears had assaulted a pair of siblings after they had been 7 and 14. The go well with alleged that Haddish (“Women Journey”) and Spears (“MADtv”) “groomed” and “molested” the plaintiffs, and that a few of the incidents had been recorded on video. One video was uploaded to the web site Humorous or Die, which stated it took down the “disgusting” clip in 2018 and that it wasn’t concerned in its manufacturing.

On the middle of the go well with had been two incidents involving every of the siblings, individually. Jane Doe alleged that in 2013, Spears and Haddish inspired her to imitate the motions of fellatio for a skit. Jane Doe was 14 on the time. Then in 2014, a 7-year-old John Doe allegedly was stripped right down to his underwear and filmed for one more skit that includes each Haddish and Spears.

The now-dismissed go well with additionally accused the comedians of gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of a minor.

In response to the lawsuit, representatives for each Haddish and Spears dismissed the accusations.

“Plaintiff’s mom, Trizah Morris, has been attempting to claim these bogus claims towards Ms. Haddish for a number of years,” stated Haddish’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, in a press release. “Each lawyer who has initially taken on her case — and there have been a number of — finally dropped the matter as soon as it turned clear that the claims had been meritless and Ms. Haddish wouldn’t be shaken down.”

Brettler additionally stated that Morris and her daughter “will collectively face the results of pursuing this frivolous motion.”

Equally, Spears’ lawyer, Debra Opri, stated the comic wasn’t “going to fall for any shakedown.”

Days after the lawsuit was filed, Haddish stated in an Instagram post that the sketch in question “wasn’t funny at all.”

“I deeply remorse having agreed to behave in it,” she stated. “I actually stay up for with the ability to share much more about this example as quickly as I can.”

Throughout an episode of his podcast with Andy Steinberg earlier this month, Spears stated that the lawsuit was an “extortion case.” He echoed his lawyer’s sentiments, repeating that he “received’t be shaken down.”

The comic known as the accuser’s mom a “large scammer” with a “historical past of … false accusations.”

“I’m having a nasty week,” he stated. “But it surely be what or not it’s.”

Occasions workers author Christi Carras contributed to this report.

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