Following notices of dismissal filed by plaintiffs in a lawsuit involving sexual abuse allegations against comedians Tiffany Haddish and Elise Spears, Haddish says the lawsuit has cost her her job.
The “Girls Trip” star spoke to TMZ after she and Spears were accused of “grooming and molesting” their two underage siblings years ago. The lawsuit was originally filed in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this month.
“I lost everything” She told a TMZ photographer When she was questioned at the LAX airport on Wednesday.”All my gigs are gone.”
The plaintiffs were called “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” in the lawsuit, but their names have been withheld to protect their privacy.
According to the complaint, “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” obtained by CNN were involved in separate cases in 2013 and 2014 when Haddish and Spears allegedly participated in sexually suggestive videos. They were 14 and 7 respectively.
The pair were siblings and Haddish was a “longtime family friend” of his mother. I’m here.
When the lawsuit was filed, Haddish’s attorney said in a statement to CNN that the plaintiff’s mother was “trying to make these false claims against her. Haddish for several years.
“All the attorneys who initially took her case, several, eventually dropped the matter after it became clear that the allegations were nonsensical. Haddish is unfazed,” the statement said. read, the mother “has a grown-up daughter to represent herself in this case. Together they will face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action.”
Jane Doe filed a notice of dismissal on Tuesday, and based on documents Haddish’s attorney provided to CNN, the lawsuit has been dismissed. A dismissal with prejudice means that the case cannot be reviewed.
“My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years, and now know that she has harmed me and my brothers, and that she has done so to others who may harm us.” I know that I will never help someone else.” TMZ“RIP Tiffany and I’m glad we can all forget this.”
CNN reached out to “Jane Doe” for comment.
Lawyers for Haddish and Spears did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.
When asked by TMZ if she thought a layoff might help her, Haddish replied: i don’t have a job ”
In another TMZ video, the actress said she was “concerned that the kids are okay” and felt “relieved” that the lawsuit was dropped, adding that she hasn’t spoken to Spears.