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Soon-to-be star of the upcoming Florence Griffith Joyner biopic, Tiffany Haddish, has had her child molestation lawsuit dismissed. Included in the lawsuit was comedian Aries Spears who made headlines recently for his comments about singer Lizzo.
The unidentified Jane Doe, who originally filed the case on behalf of her and her younger brother, stopped the case from continuing.
In a statement, the unidentified woman 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.”
As 360 Previously Reported…
After being accused of grooming and molesting underage children, actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish responds to the allegations.
Earlier this month, Haddish and comedian Aries Spears were sued by a 22-year-old woman who claimed the duo forced her when she was 14 to participate in sexually-explicit skits for the comedic film company, Funny or Die.
Included in the lawsuit’s allegations against Spears and Haddish are sexual abuse of a minor, sexual harassment, sexual battery, gross negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional stress.
Haddish is also facing charges of constructive fraud, negligence supervision and failure to warn, and breach of fiduciary duty.
According to Sharp Criminal Attorney, child molestation and indecency is a felony. Accusers can face up to 20 years if found guilty in court. A prison sentence and fines are also additional and the possibility of registering as a sex offender can significantly impact employment.
The unidentified woman also said her brother was molested by the two after he was taken to a residence where a skit called “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes” was filmed.
She took to Instagram and addressed the pending lawsuit saying,
“I know people have a bunch of questions,” she wrote. “I get it. I’m right there with you. Unfortunately, because there is an ongoing legal case, there’s very little that 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.”
Recently, Spears made headlines after he made an appearance on The Art of Dialogue and spoke openly about Lizzo prior to her appearance at the VMAs.
“I can’t get passed the fact that she looks like the s**t emoji,” he said. Spears quickly cleaned it up saying Lizzo has a “pretty face.”
According to Statista, perpetrators are defined as someone who either participated in sexual misconduct against minors or had knowledge of a person(s) who did. Whites ranked higher than any minority group in 2020.
If you or anyone you know is being sexually abused, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.
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