Cases against Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears’ accusers have been dropped.
In order to make a comedy scene, a pair of siblings had accused the comedians of sexually abusing them when they were younger.
A fascinating tale has come to an unexpected end: The anonymous siblings who earlier this month sued Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears over a comedy sketch that the siblings filmed with Spears and Haddish when they were young, accusing them of “intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor,” have withdrawn their complaint and asked for a dismissal with prejudice, which means that the matter is closed and cannot be reopened.
Additionally, one of the brothers and sisters, who only wanted to be known as Jane Doe, issued the following statement (via Deadline): “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 are happy that we can all move past this and wish Tiffany the best.
Even though Spears isn’t specifically mentioned in that statement, all claims against him have also been dismissed because he is a co-defendant in this lawsuit. Spears announced the dismissal of the lawsuit in an Instagram post, but Haddish hasn’t made any public statements since denying involvement in the disputed drawing shortly after the allegations surfaced. The comedy, “Through A Pedophile’s Eyes,” was shot in 2014. It included Britney Spears portraying a paedophile character opposite Jane Doe’s brother, who was 7 years old at the time and reportedly called his mother sobbing after the shoot. If you really want to know, we went over detailed details of what was in the sketch in a previous report.)
It’s unknown if there was a settlement or what else might have caused this turn of events since Spears’ article is the only statement we have to rely on. According to Deadline, there were just “whispers of some type of arrangement” last week.
Call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 if you or someone you know is experiencing sexual abuse.