Tiffany Haddish “lost everything” during her sexual abuse lawsuit.
The 42-year-old actress was involved in a child sex abuse lawsuit with fellow comedian Aries Spears in 2014, and despite the fact that the civil action was later withdrawn, she has disclosed that she has been out of work as a result of the legal issues.
TMZ quoted her as saying: “Oh, I’ve lost everything, all of my gigs. Everything has vanished. I’m not sure, dude… I am not employed.”
The ‘Girls Trip’ star was intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor in relation to a 2014 comedy sketch titled ‘Through a Pedophile’s Eyes’ by a 22-year-old woman but eventually requested the case be dismissed with prejudice, meaning she cannot refile the same allegations again.
In a statement, the woman – who has only been known as Jane Doe throughout the case – said: “My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years — and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything that could harm us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us.”
Tiffany stated after the lawsuit that she “truly regretted” taking part in the sexually graphic comedy, which was taped in 2013 and released on ‘Funny Or Die’ in 2014 before being deleted from the website four years later.
In an Instagram statement, she said: “I’m sure people have a lot of questions. I understand. I’m right by you.
“Unfortunately, due to an ongoing legal case, there isn’t much I can say right now.
“But, clearly, while this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it.
“I really look forward to being able to share a lot more about this situation as soon as I can.”
Her attorney also described the lawsuit as “frivolous”.