A stranger and A disturbing new lawsuit alleges comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears forced a 7-year-old boy and his 14-year-old sister to appear in sexually explicit comedy skits that caused them “serious emotional damage.”
Attorneys for the comedians released stern response statements on Thursday, labeling the complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles as a brutal money robbery.
Plaintiff’s mother, (name redacted), has been trying to assert these false claims against Ms. Haddish for several years. Every attorney who initially took her case — and there were several — eventually dropped the case when it became clear the claims were unfounded and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken,” Haddish’s attorney Andrew Brettler said in a statement. rolling stone.
“He won’t fall for a shakedown,” Spears’ attorney Debra Opri said in a separate statement.
The lawsuit, first reported by The everyday beast, the Jane Doe victim calls the now adult person who is filing the complaint on behalf of herself and her younger brother. A woman who answered the phone number on the complaint declined to comment Thursday.
According to the 31-page filing, Jane Doe was a young teen in 2013 when she attended a comedy camp at the Laugh Factory and was recruited by Haddish to appear in a skit described as an apparent parody of a Subway sandwich commercial.
She claims Haddish bought her lunch, drove her to a set, and made her watch a video in which a man and a woman “make sexual noises” while eating a sandwich “in a way that simulated the act of fellatio. ” Jane Doe claims that Haddish and Spears, who apparently met them on set, then encouraged her to mimic the commercial by pantomimizing fellatio.
A year later, in 2014, Haddish and Spears are said to have taken both siblings to another video shoot at Spears’ residence. Jane Does says she was separated from her brother while Haddish and Spears filmed what would become a skit titled “Through A Pedophiles Eyes,” which was later uploaded to the popular comedy website FunnyOrDie.com.
In the skit, Spears, a former regular of the FOX sketch comedy show MADtv, lustily peeks at 7-year-old John Doe through peepholes in a newspaper, according to the indictment.
The lawsuit includes stills from the video of Haddish holding the young boy in her arms and the boy playing near Spears, wearing only striped knickers.
Other photos included in the complaint show Spears rubbing oil on the boy’s back, Spears climbing into the boy’s hot tub, and the boy rubbing oil on Spears’ torso. The video reportedly ended with a title card that reads “WATCH WHO YOU LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN WITH!”
Funny Or Die confirmed that the video had been shared on its platform, but was later removed.
“Funny Or Die found this video absolutely disgusting and would never produce such content,” the company said in a statement to rolling stone. “We were not involved in the conceptualization, development, financing or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user-generated content and was immediately removed in 2018 after it became aware of its existence.
According to the lawsuit, Haddish and Spears’ “extreme and outrageous” behavior caused the siblings to suffer serious emotional damage. According to the paperwork, John Doe rarely leaves his house and “puts band-aids over the cameras on his electronics for fear of being watched or recorded.”
In his statement on Thursday, Brettler hinted that Haddish himself is considering legal action, saying that Jane Doe and her mother “will bear the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action together.”