Tiffany Haddish Responds To Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: "There's Very Little I Can Say Right Now"

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"I deeply regret having agreed to act in it," the comedian said of the incriminating sketch she performed with Aries Spears.

Days after she and 47-year-old Aries Spears were accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl and her younger brother several years ago, the Girls Trip starlet has spoken out, although she admitted there's not a whole lot to be said on her part at this time. 

"I know people have a bunch of questions," she wrote early on Monday (September 5). "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."

Tiffany Haddish Responds To Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: "There's Very Little I Can Say Right Now"
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The 42-year-old added that "while this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn't funny at all," also stating that she "deeply regrets 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," Haddish concluded her post, which has the comment section turned off.

In the lawsuit that was revealed earlier this month, Jane and John Doe claim to have been traumatized for life at the hands of Spears and his fellow comedian, who they claim groomed their child selves into performing inappropriate, sexually suggestive acts in the name of comedy.

Haddish's attorney, Andrew Bretler, has vehemently denied the claims against his client, referring to it as a shake-down or an extortion attempt, also stating that plaintiff's mother has been attempting to "assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years."

"Every attorney who has initially taken on her case – and there were several – ultimately dropped the matter once it became clear that the claims were meritless and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken down," the actresses' legal representative told TMZ. "Now, Ms. Morris has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action."

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.