Tiffany Haddish asserts that she is unemployed due to the child molestation lawsuit filed against her and Aries Spears but ultimately dropped.
The 42-year-old “Easter Sunday” actress was questioned by paparazzi at LAX on Wednesday after hearing that Jane Doe, who had accused the comedians of sexual assault, had begged the judge to dismiss the case.
Haddish and Spears’ reputations might still suffer even though their identities are now legally clear. Haddish asserted that she could already sense it.
“I lost everything. All my gigs went. Everything gone,” she said in a video shared by TMZ when asked if she thought the lawsuit would harm her public image.
Haddish said, “I don’t have no job, bro,” as the photographer tried to elicit her belief that she might change how the world perceives her through her professional pursuits.
In the initial case filed by Jane and her brother, who was also unnamed, Spears and Haddish were accused of intentionally causing emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor.
The lawsuit, filed in late August, also said that both defendants “groomed and molested” John Doe.
Spears, who played a paedophile in the film, was shown, among other sexually suggestive actions, massaging oil onto Doe’s brother’s back, according to the initial complaint.
According to the lawsuit, “[John Doe] called his mother crying, indicating he did not want to film anymore” once the session was over.
Doe claims that Haddish showed her a video of a woman performing fellatio while consuming a sandwich. Spears instructed her to “imitate what she had seen on the screen, including the noises precisely like what she had heard throughout the video.”
Haddish was also accused of inadequate supervision, breach of fiduciary duty, constructive fraud, and failure to warn. General and special damages, as well as “any applicable statutory damages,” were requested in the complaint.
However, Jane’s position was altered when the matter was dropped. “My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years – and we now know that she would never harm my brother or me or help anyone else do anything that could harm us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad we can all put this behind us,” she reportedly said in a statement.
In an Instagram post shared on September 5, Haddish wrote: “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.”