Tiffany Haddish finally spoke up. Her statement came days after a child sex abuse lawsuit named her and Aries Spears. Tiffany and Aries face charges of sexual battery, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of a minor from two people who have only been identified as Jane and John Doe.
At the heart of the lawsuit are sketches, including one called Through Pedophilic Eyes. Social media exploded with demands for comedians to address the allegations. Early Monday, Tiffany broke her silence. She released a statement expressing her regret while saying that she has limitations in her ability to speak.
“I know people have a lot of questions. I got it. I am right there with you,” the statement said. “Unfortunately, because there is a legal case going on, I can say very little right now.”
Siblings accuse Tiffany of educating Fellatio and sexually abusing
The siblings allege that Tiffany befriended their mother before the abuses occurred. According to the suit, Jane said that Tiffany convinced her to film a pornographic video at the age of 14. Tiffany allegedly took Jane to a promotional shoot in the summer of 2013 and taught her to imitate the act, per USA Today.
Jane says that the relationship interaction has caused lasting damage to her dating life. She added that she “Fear she will be taken advantage of” and “took a path of false belief like the one Haddish led her down. ”
The suit said Tiffany offered to help seven-year-old John Doe shoot the clip for Nickolodeon’s audition taking place next summer. Instead, Tiffany allegedly took John to Aries’ house, where they “Take off the child’s clothes” for sketches titled pedophilia. The skit tells the story of a mother who repeatedly leaves her son at home with an adult man (played by Aries) who is lustful.
According to the lawsuit, both siblings claim to have a social disorder. John Doe was paranoid about people watching or recording him. He is said to have placed the veil over the camera on his electronic device.
Tiffany expresses deep regret for acting in sketches starring John Doe
For days, people on social media debated whether the intentions of Through the eyes of pedophiles is to amuse or bring awareness. The last part of the sketch is reportedly a message about being mindful in choosing a babysitter. In her statement, Tiffany confirmed comedy was part of the video’s intent but admitted it missed the mark.
“But, obviously, while this sketch is intended to be humorous, it is not funny at all – and I deeply regret agreeing to act in it. I really look forward to being able to share more about this situation as soon as possible,” Haddish wrote.
Although Tiffany appears to be referring to John Doe’s claims, it does not appear to be referring to Jane’s alleged lesson.
Last week, Tiffany’s attorney Andrew Brettler hit back at the lawsuit’s allegations, calling them “blackmail.”
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Andrew said the siblings’ mother, Trizah Morris, previously tried to land a $15,000 settlement with Tiffany over video sketches. The siblings are seeking unspecified financial damages from Tiffany and Aries.
“Every single lawyer took her case initially – and in the end there were a few who let go of the matter once it became clear that the claims were futile and Miss Haddish would not be shaken. Morris now has her eldest daughter representing her in this case. Together, the two of them will face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous act,” Andrew said.
Meanwhile, the platform to which the comedians uploaded sketches quickly denied any involvement. They released a statement calling the sketch disgusting.
“Funny Or Die finds this video absolutely disgusting and will never produce such content. We are not involved in the ideation, development, sponsorship or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user-generated content and was removed in 2018 shortly after learning of its existence.”
According to this timeline, the video existed on the platform for about four years before being removed.