Comedians Tiffany Haddish (“After the Party”) and Aries Spears (“MADtv”) were sued for sexually abusing and caressing a 14-year-old girl and her seven-year-old brother.
According to the indictment, Haddish took advantage of the closeness he had with the children’s mother to force the two to film sexually explicit sketches for comedians.
The lawsuit was filed on Friday (2/9) in the Los Angeles Superior Court and claims that the two victims – whose names have not been released – were deeply traumatized by the incidents.
Presumably, the cases have occurred on at least two separate occasions. The first, which involved the teenager, took place in 2013, when she attended a comedy camp and Haddish was a guest. There, Haddish reportedly told the teenager that he “had a perfect role for her.”
Haddish is described in the lawsuit as a “longtime friend” of the children’s mother, which would have served to build trust and also facilitate access for victims.
To film this “perfect role,” the comedian would take the girl to a studio, where she and Spears showed her a video of “an older man and college-age woman” eating a sandwich while “moaning and making. sexual sounds, in order to simulate the act of fellatio “.
At the end of the video, Spears allegedly told the victim that “she wanted him to mimic what he saw on the screen, including noises, exactly like what he heard in the video.”
Faced with the situation, the girl was nervous and disgusted, which made Haddish approach, sit next to her and explain in detail what the girl should have done in the video. The explanation also reportedly contained details on “how to do fellatio, including movements, noises, moans and groans”.
Despite being “physically, emotionally and mentally uncomfortable,” the girl did what the comedian asked her to get home. Haddish would pay her the sum of $ 100 for the video.
The second case would have occurred in 2014, when Haddish proposed organizing and filming content for the seven-year-old to help him land a role on the children’s channel Nickelodeon.
At the time, the boy was accompanied by his sister. But Haddish and Spears – also present – took him to another room and undressed the baby, who was left only in his underwear.
So they recorded an alleged comic skit called “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes”, in which Spears was seen glancing at the baby and massaging his back. Photos from that recording would have been included in the complaint.
The skit “Through the Eyes of a Pedophile” was produced with the intention of being published on the Funny or Die website. This prompted the humorous video portal to issue a statement to TMZ denying any involvement in the production of the “absolutely disgusting” video.
In its official statement, Funny of Die states that it “is not involved in the conception, development, financing or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user generated content and was removed in 2018, shortly after we came from it. aware of the video. your existence. “
Haddish’s attorney Andrew Brettler denied all allegations and said the lawsuit was an attempted extortion. “Plaintiff’s mother, Trizah Morris, has been trying to enforce these false allegations against Ms. Haddish for several years,” Brettler said in a statement.
“All the lawyers who initially took her case – and there were several – dropped the issue when they realized the claims had no merit and that Ms. Haddish would not be shaken,” he continued.
The victims sued Haddish and Spears for general, special and “any appropriate” legal damages.
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