Comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears can put their child molestation lawsuit in the past.
A few weeks ago, an unidentified woman, “Jane Doe,” 22, filed a lawsuit against the comedians for allegedly molesting her and her younger brother years ago. She filed the suit on her behalf and her brother, who is still a minor. TMZ reports Jane Doe dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it can’t be filed again.
Court documents obtained by the publication say Jane Doe released a statement about Tiffany. The statement says:
“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.”
Jane Doe didn’t publicly release anything about Aries. It’s not clear why Jane Doe changed her tune.
Jane Doe filed the case on August 30. Initially, when Jane filed the suit, she alleged that the comedians “molested” and “groomed” the plaintiff and her brother during the production of a comedy video in 2013 and 2014, when the plaintiffs were minors. The suit said their participation in the skit “stole the youth of a 7-year-old child and a 14-year-old child.”
The suit alleged that the skit involved Tiffany teaching Jane Doe how to mimic fellatio on a sub sandwich. In a different skit one year later, Jane Doe’s brother appeared in a skit called, Through a Pedophile’s Eyes, featuring Aries luring the 7-year-old boy (Jane’s brother), in a bathtub in his underwear.
Approximately a week later, the case was moved to federal court. NBC points out that six days after Jane Doe filed the lawsuit, Tiffany expressed her regret for partaking in the skit in a social media message. She said:
“While this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all — and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it.”
Aries nor Tiffany have publicly spoken on the case getting dismissed. Check out some social media reactions: