Tiffany Haddish releases a statement following allegations of molestation.
Last Tuesday, a 22-year-old woman named Jane Doe filed a lawsuit in California’s Superior Court for Los Angeles County against Haddish, 42, and comedian Aries Spears, 47, on behalf of herself and a minor named John Doe, her younger brother. Jane claimed in court papers obtained by PEOPLE that Haddish “groomed” the plaintiffs, having left them “traumatized for life.”
The plaintiff asserted that Haddish was a “longtime family friend” of her mother’s and that in 2013, when Jane Doe was 14, Haddish decided to take her to the filming of a “sexually suggestive Subways commercial,” which Haddish reportedly said would help Jane Doe get on television and be part of the teenager’s film reel. After seeing a man and a woman in a video, Haddish allegedly instructed Jane Doe on how to conduct unsuitable sex acts during the filming.
In a statement on Instagram Monday morning, Haddish wrote:
Here’s the Tiffany haddish and Aries spears video everyone’s talking about pic.twitter.com/Az3eZj8PiN— J R I C H O L (@jricholl) September 2, 2022