a woman that filed a lawsuit accusing comedians tiffany haddish Y aries spears of grooming her and her brother as children and abusing them on camera for sexually explicit parodies has filed to dismiss the claim.
The plaintiff requested that the United States District Court for Central California dismiss your lawsuit with prejudice, which means it cannot be filed again. No reason was given for the withdrawal of the lawsuit.
In a statement, the woman, who was only identified as Jane Doe in court papers, he said “we’re glad we can all put this behind us.”
“My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years, and now we know that she would never hurt me or my brother or help anyone do anything that could harm us,” the statement read.
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Haddish, Spears and attorneys for either comedian have not publicly commented on the situation since the lawsuit request was filed.
The lawsuit was originally filed Aug. 30 in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Jane, 22, on behalf of herself and her brother, 14, identified as John Doe. The lawsuit claimed that Haddish and Spears had sexually abused the two brothers on camera for comedy skits, leaving them “traumatized for life.”
At the time of the alleged incidents, Jane was 14 years old and John was seven.
Just under a week after the lawsuit was filed, Haddish addressed the claims in a message posted on her Instagram, express regret for being involved.
“Although the skit was intended to be comedic, it was not funny at all, and I deeply regret agreeing to act in it,” Haddish wrote.
According to the lawsuit, Haddish and Spears met the two brothers because their mother was friends with Haddish through the comedy circuit.
In 2013, Haddish reportedly asked Jane to perform in a play with her after the comedian appeared as a guest speaker at the comedy summer camp Jane was attending. Haddish told Jane that he had the “perfect role” for her, the suit says.
The following year, Haddish allegedly offered Jane’s younger brother a role and told the brothers’ mother he would be “a sizzling roll for Nickelodeon” to help the boy get cast by the network, the suit says.
The plaintiff’s mother asked Jane to come along for the shoot, but the brothers were told they had to be “separated” for the shoot, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit originally claimed that both Jane and John had developed social disorders as a result of the alleged abuse.
Lawyers for Haddish and Spears individually dismissed the suit at the time, calling it extortion. Andrew Brettler, Haddish’s attorney, said the plaintiff’s mother “has been trying to assert these false claims against Ms. Haddish for several years.”
The lawyer called the claims “meritless” and said Haddish had previously shown that he “would not be intimidated.”
In a separate statement, Spears’ attorney, Debra Opri, said the comedian was “not going to fall for any extortion.”
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