A new lawsuit accuses Tiffany Haddish and comedian Aries Spears about preparing a teenage girl and her little brother to shoot sexually offensive films, including one posted on the website funny or diebased on reports.
The Daily Beast was the first to report The complaint filed Tuesday in California Supreme Court in Los Angeles County. The plaintiff’s siblings, identified as Jane Doe, 22, and John Doe, 15, say the film’s two shooting sessions took place in 2013 and 2014. Jane Doe has identified herself as John Doe’s current legal guardian, according to the Daily Beast.
Jane claimed to have attended a comedy camp in the summer of 2013 when she visited Haddish as a guest speaker and told Jane that she had a “perfect role for her”. Neither Jane nor her mother, who allegedly had a chat and became close to her, knew the details of the alleged commercial, which Spears was to produce.
Submission, which has also been reported by page sixAnd the People And on other outlets, Haddish and Spears claimed they asked Jane to watch a video of two people eating a sandwich at both ends while “moaning and making sexual noises because they’re eating the sandwich in a way that mimics the act of tongue.”
Spears allegedly asked Jane to “make what she saw on screen, including the noise, just like what she heard during the video.” Jane claimed that she was “nervous and disgusted” and could not speak, until Hadish entered the recording room to instruct Jane on the deed.
“I tried to mimic what they want me to mimic, but it’s still very uncomfortable,” Jane told The Daily Beast. “I knew when I left the booth that I hadn’t finished what they wanted me to do. I didn’t confess to my mother – I didn’t confess to anyone else how strange I felt at that moment.”
Haddish allegedly paid Jane $100.
The suit alleged that Haddish approached Jane’s mother – who told The Daily Beast that they were “really, really, very, very close” and that Haddish invited them “on every Christmas and every Christmas” – one year later to recruit Jane’s brother to be Nickelodeon. wheezing; early.
Then, 7-year-old John ended up in a video published in 2014 called Funny or Die titled “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes”. Allegedly filmed at Spears’ home, according to people. Jane, who accompanied John, said Haddish – who was also present – showed a complete behavioral change once their mother left.
The recording claimed Haddish ordered Jane to stay downstairs while the two comedians filmed her brother’s sketch upstairs. The Daily Beast, who reported seeing the video, said Haddish filmed a mother who left her son with Spears – who was having pedophilia.
It reportedly showed Spears rubbing baby oil on Jon’s back, Jon simulating masturbation with a toy train, and bathing in a tub while Spears smokes a cigarette. The drawing reportedly ended with a title card that read: “Watch who you leave your children with!”
In a statement to The Daily Beast, Funny or Die said it deleted the video in 2018 “as soon as it became aware of its existence.”
“Funny Or Die found this video to be completely disgusting and would never produce such content. We were not involved in the conceptualization, development, financing or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user-generated content,” a representative told the news outlets.
The lawsuit alleged that John “called his mother in tears, saying he no longer wanted to be photographed.” Haddish allegedly called his mother to reassure her and said, “Acting is not for him.” His mother claimed she spent weeks requesting the footage, which Spears claimed was deleted.
Andrew B. Breitler, Haddish’s attorney, vehemently denied the allegations.
“The plaintiff’s mother … has been trying to confirm these false allegations against Ms. Haddish for several years,” Breitler told HuffPost.
“Every lawyer who initially took on her case – and there were many of them – eventually dropped the case once it became clear that the allegations were baseless and that Ms. Haddish would not be shaken,” Breitler added. “Currently, [she] Her adult daughter represents herself in this suit.”
“He won’t fall into the trap of any extortion,” Spears’ attorney, Debra Aubrey, told HuffPost.
Haddish and Spears are accused in the lawsuit of intentionally causing emotional distress, gross neglect, sexual battery, sexual harassment and sexual assault of a minor. Haddish is also charged with negligent supervision/failure to warn, constructive fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.
The lawsuit claimed that both Jane and John Doe were traumatized by the incidents, and that Jane “has lasting regret knowing that she was only a few feet away when Spears was molesting her 7-year-old brother in the other room.” John said he was “afraid of adults” and had no friends.
However, Breitler suggested potential legal action against the plaintiffs.
“The two of them together will face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous act,” Breitler told HuffPost.