Tiffany Haddish has broken her silence on a lawsuit filed against her and the comedian Aries Spears, filed by a 22-year-old Jane Doe who said Haddish and Spears recruited her and her younger brother for a comedy sketch called “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes” that was posted on Funny Or Die.


Funny Or Die, the comedy website and production company co-founded by Will Ferrell is known for shows like Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. They used to have a community section where users could upload their own videos, which is apparently where Haddish and Spears’ sketch was uploaded.

A rep for Funny or Die said they removed the “disgusting” video in 2018, “immediately after becoming aware of its existence.”

The content of the sketch reportedly included Jane Doe’s brother being placed in several explicit situations with Spears, including Spears watching him take a bath while smoking a cigar and rubbing the young man’s back in oil in another scene.

The accuser is claiming that Haddish and Spears committed intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual harassment and sexual abuse against both her and her younger brother. Haddish is also facing separate accusations including breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud.

Haddish shared a statement on Instagram and said that while she can’t share details about the ongoing legal case, the sketch itself “wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret having been a part of it. I really look forward to being able to share a lot more about this situation as soon as I can.”


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Despite Haddish’s statement, she is still fighting the accusations of misconduct in court. Her attorney Andrew Brettler claimed in a response that the accusers have been previously dropped by “several” attorneys “once it became clear that the claims were meritless and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken down.”

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