“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,” Jane Doe said in a statement.
The former plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging child sex abuse by actress Tiffany Haddish and comedian Aries Spears has dropped her case. Jane Doe (whose anonymity is guaranteed by the nature of the allegations) filed a temporary notice Tuesday.
“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,” she said in a statement, the first was published via TMZ. “We wish Tiffany well and are glad we can put this all behind us.”
Doe represented himself and filed the lawsuit on August 30. She claimed that she and her younger brother were taken advantage of during Haddish and Spears’ skit Through the Eyes of a Pedophile. The dismissed lawsuit charged Spears and Haddish with willful infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual violence, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of a minor.
“I know people have a lot of questions,” Haddish said in a response posted to social media in early September. “I get it. I’ll be right with you. Unfortunately, I can say very little at the moment as a court case is pending. But of course, while that sketch was meant to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret having agreed to play in it. I’m really looking forward to sharing much more about this situation as soon as possible.”
“The plaintiff’s mother … has been attempting to bring these false allegations against Ms Haddish for several years,” Haddish’s legal counsel said in a statement to IndieWire. “Every solicitor who initially took on her case – and there were several – eventually dropped the matter when it became clear the claims were unfounded and Ms Haddish would not be shaken. Now, [the mother] has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two will face the consequences of this frivolous action together.” (In the statement, Haddish’s attorney revealed the surname of the accusers’ mother, which IndieWire will not reveal.)
During an episode of the Spears podcast titled “It Hit the Fan,” the comedian said he’s “not a coward” but also “guilty of nothing.” Representatives for Spears and Haddish did not immediately respond to IndieWire’s request for comment.
Samantha Bergeson contributed to this report.
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