Tiffany Haddish has finally publicly addressed the sexual abuse allegations made against her and fellow comedian Aries Spears.
In an Instagram post on Monday, she wrote “I know people have a bunch of questions. I get it. I’m right there with you. Unfortunately, because there is an ongoing legal case, there’s very little that I can say right now.”
She went on to address a video formerly published online titled “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes. “But, clearly, while this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all — and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it.”
“I really look forward to being able to share a lot more about this situation as soon as I can.”
The statement follows a lawsuit filed on August 30 by a now-22-year-old lady and her 14-year-old brother accusing the comedians of grooming and sexually abusing them as children.
Spears and Haddish are both charged with sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a juvenile in addition to gross negligence and deliberate infliction of mental distress.
Haddish is also charged with constructive fraud, violation of fiduciary duty, and negligent supervision and failure to warn. In addition to any applicable statutory damages, the complaint asks for general, special, and punitive damages.
Haddish’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, in a statement to The Post last week said that the lawsuit contains “bogus” allegations.