Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish says the fallout from the now-dismissed child molestation lawsuit against her saw her lose “everything”.
“I lost everything. All my gigs, gone. Everything, gone,” the 42-year-old told TMZ. “I don’t have no job.”
She also revealed in a separate video that she no longer speaks with Aries Spears, 47, who was the other comedian who was also named in the lawsuit.
When asked how she felt after the suit was dismissed, the actress said she felt “relieved”, and had been “concerned” for the two children – one who is now an adult – who had been the alleged victims in the case.
News of the lawsuit came in late August when Haddish and Spears were accused of forcing two minors to perform in two sexually suggestive comedy skits.
The multi-claim suit was launched by an anonymous 22-year-old plaintiff called Jane Doe in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
The plaintiff claimed it was her and her brother, John Doe, now 14, who had been victims of the incident when they were children.
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Deadline reported this week that the suit had been dropped, with the plaintiff ending her own action against Haddish and Spears.
The 22-year-old issued a statement following her decision, which was obtained by the publication.
“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,” the statement read.
“We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us.”
The plaintiff has also put a “dismissal with prejudice notice” in federal court, which means they cannot file again over the same complaint, bringing their matter with the comedians to an end.