“Night School” star Tiffany Haddish is being sued for allegedly sexually abusing two minors when they were seven and fourteen-years-old.
According to the Daily Beast, Haddish and comedian Aries Spears were slapped with a lawsuit for coercing two siblings to perform sexually suggestive explicit acts in two separate videos the pair produced.
The lawsuit filed by “Jane Doe,” 22, on behalf of herself and her minor brother “John Doe,” 14, who she has guardianship over.
Haddish, who was a close friend of her mother’s, offered her a role in a skit she was producing with Spears. Doe said the comedians showed her a video of college aged students arguing over a sub sandwich, which devolved into them eating it in a “manner that simulated the act of fellatio.”
She said Spears told her “to mimic what she had seen on the screen, including the noises precisely like what she heard throughout the video.”
Doe was “nervous and disgusted,” which caused her to freeze up. Haddish then coached her on “how to give fellatio, including movements, noises, moaning, and groaning,” while Spears witnessed the explanation. .
“I tried to mimic what they wanted me to mimic, but it still came out just super uncomfortable,” she said. “I knew when I left the booth that I didn’t complete what they wanted me to do.” Haddish paid her $100 for the incomplete performance.
In a separate occurrence, Haddish told the family that she had a role for then 7-year-old John, in a Nickelodeon sizzle reel that actually turned out to be a Funny or Die short titled “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes.”
In the video, Doe was instructed to play with a train in a sexually explicit manner, allow Spears to massage him with baby oil, and take a bath while Spears watched him. The lawsuit states that when the shoot wrapped, “Mr. Doe called his mother crying, saying he did not want to film anymore.”
Doe was at the filming, but said that she was deliberately kept separated from John during the shoot.
“As an adult, I have the power to protect my little brother now and have the power to do something about what happened to him,” Doe said about why she filed the lawsuit. “And that’s what my goal is to get done. Just to show my little brother that, hey, I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to protect you and be there for you then. But this is how I’m showing up for you now.”
Haddish’s attorney called the lawsuit’s claims “bogus,” and said the children’s mother had been coming after his client for years.
“Every attorney who has initially taken on her case — and there were several — ultimately dropped the matter once it became clear that the claims were meritless and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken down,” Andrew Brettler said.
“Now, [the children’s mother] has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit,” he concluded. “The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action.”