Just a few weeks after news emerged comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears were being sued by two alleged victims for sexual assault; there has now been a private settlement reached in the case.
The victims at the time of the video incident were both minors listed as age 7 and 14 at the time. The male and female victim, both siblings, were allegedly coerced by the comedians to record a series of inappropriate video skits. Footage of one of the skits reached viral visibility, showing the alleged 7-year -old male victim performing in several sexually suggestive scenes with Spears playing the role of the boys pedophilic uncle; as Haddish played an oblivious guardian.
Video footage of the skit caused outrage, with fans attacking both comedians online. Although Haddish originally denied the claims in the lawsuit, once the video was released to the web she made a statement addressing the film on social media. Both she and Aries Spears stated they couldn’t speak regarding the scandal, due to it being a pending legal case.
According to reports, as of today a private settlement between the plaintiffs and both comedians has been reached. Resulting with both parties agreeing to seal all photos, videos, and documentation evidence regarding the case from the public allegedly.
According to reports from Radar Online:
According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, the comedian and the two accusers suing her and Aries Spears worked out the agreement privately.”
Haddish reportedly met the children through their mother who was a close friend of hers at the time. The mother of the two victims claimed Tiffany lied to her about taking her children to film a reel for Nickelodeon and filmed both skits featuring her children without consent allegedly.
Radar online also reports, “Haddish moved the case from state court to federal court. The federal court officials had temporarily sealed the complaint because it contained several photographs of a minor John in an undressed state. The judge told Haddish and the accusers to tell the court if they wanted it to be sealed or be made public.”
Radar online continues,
“Since John is still a minor, the parties agreed that the complaint should remain sealed because the photos in the lawsuit could identify him.
“The full public availability of the Complaint could permit public identification of Plaintiff John Doe and, by association, Plaintiff Jane Doe,” the filing read.”
Source Radar Online.