Comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears are no longer charged with child sexual abuse after the plaintiff in the lawsuit, identified only as Jane Doe, dropped the case.
According to new court documents obtained by The Post, the now 22-year-old woman asked a judge to dismiss the case with prejudice – meaning it cannot be refiled.
She also released a statement with the news, according to TMZ. “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 to do anything that could harm us. We wish Tiffany the very best and are glad we can put this all behind us,” she wrote.
In the original lawsuit, Spears and Haddish had been charged by Jane and her also unnamed brother with willful infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual violence, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of a minor.
The lawsuit, filed in late August, also alleged that John was “groomed and molested” by both defendants.
Haddish was also charged with negligent monitoring/failing to warn, breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud. The lawsuit sought general and special damages, as well as “any reasonable statutory damages.”
Lawyers for both comedians previously told The Post that the allegations were “false” and that their clients “wouldn’t fall for a shakedown.”
Haddish addressed the lawsuit in an Instagram post on September 5. “I know people have a lot of questions. I get it. I’ll be right with you Unfortunately, as there is an ongoing legal battle, I can say very little at the moment,” she wrote.
“But while this skit was intended to be comedy, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret that I agreed to be in it,” she said of a video previously posted online titled “Through the Eyes of a Pedophile.” ‘ which reportedly stars Spears and a 7-year-old John.
“I’m really looking forward to sharing much more about this situation as soon as possible,” concluded Haddish.
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