Tiffany Haddish says her career is in tatters after a lawsuit accusing her of forcing minors to perform sexually suggestive acts on camera was dismissed.
The “Girls Trip” star was named in a Jane Doe lawsuit alongside comedian Aries Spears last month. The lawsuit claimed the pair made sexually themed comedy sketches for a woman and her brother when they were minors.
This week, the brothers dropped the lawsuit, which is now considered settled and cannot be filed again. But Haddish says the fall has cost her the most.
“Oh, I lost everything. All my concerts are gone,” she said in an interview with TMZ on Wednesday while walking through Los Angeles International Airport. “All, gone. I don’t know, bro. I don’t have a job. I don’t have a job, bro.”
It’s unclear which concerts Haddish is referring to. He is scheduled to appear in three upcoming films currently in post-production: the comedy “Back on the Strip,” opposite Kevin Hart; the new Disney movie “Haunted Mansion”; and the science fiction film “Landscape with the Invisible Hand.” Humor is also expected to return for the second season of the Apple TV+ series “The Afterparty.”
“I’m relieved,” Haddish told TMZ in a separate video after the case was dismissed. “I was really worried about the kids and making sure they were OK.”
Earlier this month, an unidentified plaintiff claimed that Haddish, whom she described as a “longtime family friend” of her mother, “groomed” her and her brother when they were 14 and 7 respectively, leaving them both “traumatized for life”. ”, by People.
Some of these incidents were taped for comedy sketches, including a “sexually suggestive Subway ad” in which Haddish told Jane Doe how to perform sexual acts on a sandwich, which she said made her feel ” physically, emotionally and mentally uncomfortable.”
The plaintiff’s brother also alleged that he was molested by Spears while filming a separate sketch titled “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes” with Haddish under the false pretense that she was filming for Nickelodeon. According to The Daily Beast, in the video, Spears “looks” at the boy, watches him take a bath and rubs oil on his back.
“I don’t talk to him,” Haddish told TMZ about her current relationship with Spears.
Days after the filing hit the news, the brothers abruptly dismissed the lawsuit this week.
“My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years, and now we know that she would never hurt me or my brother or help anyone do anything that could hurt us,” the woman said. to TMZ on Tuesday, on behalf of herself and her brother. “We wish Tiffany the best and are glad we can all put this behind us.”
Spears previously slammed the allegations as a form of “extortion,” and Haddish’s lawyer described them as “false,” insisting the star “would not be shaken.”
Haddish, however, regretted taking part in the sketches in a message shared on Instagram.
“I know people have a lot of questions,” he wrote. “I understand. I’m right there with you. Unfortunately, since there’s an ongoing legal case, there’s very little I can say right now. But obviously, while this sketch was intended to be comedic, it didn’t be no fun at all, and I deeply regret agreeing to act in it. I look forward to sharing much more about this situation as soon as I can.”
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