The Jane Doe who has accused Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spencer of child sex abuse has withdrawn her case.
In a lawsuit filed Aug. 30 in Los Angeles Superior Court, a 22-year-old woman using the alias Jane Doe alleged that the two comedians forced her and her 15-year-old brother – alias John Doe – to separately performing inappropriate performances plays on camera when they were both minors.
Haddish and Spears officials denied the allegations in separate statements Sept. 1.
In new court documents obtained from TMZ, The plaintiff reportedly asked the judge to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled.
In a statement released by TMZ, said Jane Doe: “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 all the best and are glad we can put this all behind us.”
The statement makes no mention of Aries, who is also acquitted after being released.
The plaintiff previously accused the couple of “willful infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual harassment, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of a minor.”
According to the complaint, Spears played a pedophile in the video, which included scenes of him massaging John’s back with oil, among other sexually suggestive acts. The lawsuit alleged that after filming ended, “[John] called his mother crying and said he didn’t want to film anymore”.
From the account, Jane was 14 at the time and John was seven.
Elsewhere in the suit, Jane claimed Haddish recruited her to direct a commercial after attending a comedy camp where Haddish appeared as a guest speaker.
According to the legal documents, Haddish and Spears allegedly let Jane watch video of a man and woman sharing a sandwich in “a manner that simulated the act of fellatio” while “moaning and making sexual noises.”
Spears then reportedly asked Jane to “recreate what she saw on screen, including the sounds, just like what she heard throughout the video.”
In an Instagram post shared on September 5, Haddish wrote, “While this skit was meant to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret that I agreed to star in it.”
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