Tiffany Haddish, Aries Spears accused of grooming, child molestation
The comedians are being sued by the siblings, identified as Jane Doe, now 22, and John Doe, now 14, in the legal docs. Jane, who is also John’s legal guardian, is the plaintiff in the lawsuit both individually and on her minor brother’s behalf.
Their mother alleges that she and Haddish, 42, met through comedy and developed a close relationship while over their respective divorces.
“We were both going through a divorce,” the mother told The Daily Beast, the first outlet to report the news. “Messy, messy, messy, messy divorces… We just got really, really super, super close.”
According to the lawsuit, Haddish called the family for “every birthday and every Christmas.”
In 2013 — the same year Haddish divorced William Stewart after five years of marriage — the “Girls Trip” actress appeared as a guest speaker at a summer camp attended by 14-year-old Jane.
Around that time, Haddish allegedly told Jane that she’d discovered “a perfect role” for the teen in her very own commercial. According to the suit, Jane nor her mother were aware of shoot details, while Haddish and Spears, 47, were said to know the plot.
The shoot allegedly involved Haddish teaching Jane how to mimic fellatio for a skit about kids arguing over a sub sandwich.
“I tried to mimic what they wanted me to mimic, but it still came out just super uncomfortable,” Jane told The Daily Beast. “I knew when I left the booth that I didn’t complete what they wanted me to do.”
Haddish paid Jane $100, the lawsuit claims, before sending her home.
Jane told The Daily Beast she didn’t initially tell her mother about the alleged incident.
“I didn’t confide to nobody else about how weird I felt at that moment,” she said.
A year later, Haddish allegedly reached out to the siblings’ mother to let her know that she was interested in the younger brother, John, for a Nickelodeon sizzle reel.