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FutureStarrWhat Happened To The Video Skit Aries Spears And Tiffany Haddish Did?
In 2013, Mad TV star Aries Spears and comedian Tiffany Haddish allegedly groomed a 7-year-old boy into participating in an inappropriate video skit that was captured on camera and shared online.
A 22-year-old woman on behalf of herself and her younger brother has filed a lawsuit against two comedians, alleging they groped them and forced them to participate in separate sexually suggestive videos between 2013 and 2014. The suit also states that each comedian received approximately $50,000 for their actions.
Recently, comedians Aries Spears and Tiffany Haddish shared a video skit on social media which depicted child molestation by a woman. It took viewers some time to figure out what was wrong with it, but now it has been revealed that both comedians were guilty of grooming and sexually abusing two teenage boys when they were teenagers.
On Tuesday, a woman and her brother who were both minors at the time filed a lawsuit alleging serious physical, emotional, and mental trauma as a result of their encounters with Haddish and Spears. They are suing them for sexual battery, sexual abuse of a minor, and harassment.
Jane Doe and John Doe, identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe and John Doe, claim they were coerced into filming sexually explicit acts for comedy sketches when they were children. As a result, they claim they are now unable to trust anyone.
According to the lawsuit, Haddish recruited them from a comedy camp in 2013 to perform in a skit with Spears. At that time, they weren't told what the plot would be or how it would play out.
According to the lawsuit, they were asked to emulate fellatio, a practice which involves both participants eating sandwiches from either end. This part of the skit they did not find enjoyable.
After filming the skit, it was posted on "Funny or Die" website and remained there until May of last year. According to the lawsuit, Haddish and Spears used footage of their son "John Doe" on their show as a way to promote their brand.
They also filmed another skit, "Through a Pedophiliac's Eyes," in which they photographed their boy wearing only minimal clothing and having him soak in a bathtub while Spears watched on.
The skit was watched by thousands on social media and many were horrified at what they saw. The video even made a reference to Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State coach accused of sexually abusing children.
It was also an obvious joke. The skit depicted a woman leaving her child alone with a man, who then expressed his desires for him.
In addition to the video, Haddish allegedly sprayed baby oil onto her male co-star's shoulders during filming of the skit, according to court documents. She also made a direct reference to Sandusky by saying in the clip that she wanted viewers to "watch who you leave your kids with".
According to the lawsuit, Haddish was also accused of offering the family a role on her show "Funny or Die" website in 2014. That skit was also filmed and uploaded in 2014.
The lawsuit alleges that Haddish and Spears used their son for a 2014 video skit in which they stripped him down to his underwear. Titled "Through a Pedophilius' Eyes," this video featured their son while Spears looked on.
This month, Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears were sued after two minors claimed they were molested by them during a 2014 skit. According to the lawsuit, Haddish and Spears coerced the children into participating in sexually suggestive skits as well as making them perform various sexy acts.
Jane Doe originally filed the suit, alleging that Spears and Haddish groomed her and her 7-year-old brother John during their participation in a video skit called "Through a Pedophile's Eyes," where Spears played the pedophile and Haddish played its mother. This video was posted to YouTube and uploaded by Funny or Die in 2014.
When the video first went live, it sparked an online outcry and many took to Twitter to condemn it. While some were outraged and accused the two of making a sick joke, others were delighted by its demise.
After facing criticism, Haddish has issued an apology for her role in the skit and promised not to do it again. She believes the video is unfunny and does not reflect her values.
Spears also issued a statement, regretting his actions and vowing never to repeat them. Initially, he kept quiet about the case but is now speaking out in public.
Spears shared a blog post in which he lamented being involved with the skit and expressed that it had been intended to be comedic. He added that he regretted being part of it, adding that he will no longer work with the family going forward.
Though Haddish wasn't available for comment, her representative Cesidia Carosa told TMZ that Haddish has not been treated unfairly by her family since the lawsuit was filed. She noted that her reputation has been damaged and she has lost a substantial amount of money due to this legal battle.
On August 30th, 22-year-old Jane Doe filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court against Haddish and Spears for alleged sexual battery, harassment, and abuse of a minor. She claims her brother and she were 14 and 7 at the time of their skits, and have lived with intense emotional trauma as a result of them ever since.
Doe, now 22, is suing Haddish and Spears, alleging they intentionally inflicted emotional distress, sexual battery, harassment, gross negligence and sexual abuse upon her during the skits. Additionally, Doe alleges the skits violated California law which prevents children from being subjected to sexually explicit videos and advertisements.
She is seeking any and all statutory damages and relief the court deems appropriate, according to court documents. Additionally, Haddish and Spears failed to warn her of their actions, breached their fiduciary duty, and committed constructive fraud.
Doe, a lawyer, plans to hire a mediator in order to settle the case. She requested that Haddish pay for the mediation which she said will take place in Las Vegas within two weeks and take place as scheduled.