Tiffany Haddish, Aries Spears Child Molestation Lawsuit Dropped

Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears (Credit: Deposit Photos)

The woman who filed a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of herself and her younger brother against comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears, dropped the civil action on Tuesday.

The accuser, named in the complaint by the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” was representing herself in the federal case and filed a notice of dismissal with prejudice – meaning the suit cannot be refiled, TMZ reported.

The woman released a statement saying: “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 do anything that could harm us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us.”

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RadarOnline also obtained copies of the dismissal documents and reported that the lawsuit was dismissed after Haddish and the two alleged victims “reached a deal to block the public from seeing the original complaint.”

Haddish and Spears have denied all allegations of wrongdoing.

The lawsuit was initially filed Aug. 29 in Los Angeles Superior Court and accused the two comedians of coercing Jane Doe and her brother John Doe into making sexually charged videos when they were minors. Haddish later had the case moved from state court to federal court.

The complaint alleged the Girls Trip star and MADtv alum Spears groomed Jane, now 22, and John, now 14.

The lawsuit centered on two incidents, and accused Haddish and Spears of intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor.

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In one incident, the lawsuit claimed John recorded a video called “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes” in 2014. The lawsuit alleged Haddish and Spears molested the boy while filming the video, which was eventually uploaded to the “Funny or Die” website. The lawsuit said Haddish was friends with the children’s mother and the “Funny or Die” video featuring John was recorded when he was too young to consent.

Haddish released a statement on Instagram days after the complaint was initially filed and said she regretted making the “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes” video.

“While this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it,” the statement said.