Tiffany Haddish claims her career was ruined after a lawsuit accusing her of forcing minors to perform obscene acts on camera.
The “Girls Trip” star was named in a Jane Doe lawsuit with comedian Aries Spears last month. The suit claimed that the pair made a sexually themed comedy sketch of a woman and her brother at an early age.
This week, the siblings reportedly dropped the lawsuit, which is now believed to be settled and cannot be filed again. But Haddish says he had to pay a heavy price for this result.
“Oh, I lost everything. All my gigs, gone,” she said in an interview with TMZ on Wednesday while walking through Los Angeles International Airport. “Everything is gone. I don’t know, brother. I don’t have any work. I have no work, brother.”
It’s unclear which gigs Haddish is referring to. She will appear in three films currently in post-production: the comedy “Back on the Strip” with Kevin Hart; Disney’s new “Haunted Mansion” movie; and the science fiction film “Landscape with the Invisible Hand.” The comedian is also expected to return for a second season of the Apple TV+ series “The Afterparty.”
“I am relieved,” Haddish told TMZ in a separate video after the case was dismissed. “I was really concerned about the kids and making sure they were okay.”
Earlier this month, an unnamed plaintiff claimed that Haddish, whom she described as a “longtime family friend” of her mother, had “groomed” her and her brother, aged 14 and 7 respectively. “, causing both of them to be “traumatized for life”. , “per person.
Some of these incidents were recorded for comedy sketches, including a “sexually suggestive Subway commercial” in which Haddish told Jane Doe how to perform a sexual act on a sandwich, which she said was “physically suggestive”. emotionally and mentally uncomfortable”.
Plaintiff’s brother also alleged that Haddish was molested by Spears while filming a separate sketch with him titled “Through the Pedophile’s Eyes” that he was making a reel for Nickelodeon. According to The Daily Beast, in the video, Spears allegedly “liars” on the baby, watches him bathe and rubs oil on his back.
“I don’t talk to her,” Haddish told TMZ of her current relationship with Spears.
The siblings abruptly dismissed the lawsuit this week, days after the filing became news.
“My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years – and now we know she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything that could harm us,” The woman told TMZ on Tuesday on her behalf and her brother. “We wish Tiffany all the best and are glad we can all put this behind us.”
Spears previously blasted the allegations as “extortion” and Haddish’s attorney described them as “fake,” insisting that Starr “won’t be shaken.”
However, Haddish expressed regret for participating in the sketch in a message shared on Instagram.
“I know people have a bunch of questions,” she wrote. “I get it. I’m right there with you. Unfortunately, since there’s a legal case going on, there’s very little I can say right now. But, frankly, while this sketch was intended to be comical, it was funny at all. Wasn’t — and I deeply regret agreeing to star in it. I really look forward to being able to share much more about this situation as soon as possible.”
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