Tiffany Haddish “lost everything” during the sexual assault trial.
The 42-year-old actress faced a child sexual abuse lawsuit alongside fellow comedian Ayres Spears over the 2014 comedy skit and — even though the civil case was eventually dropped — found herself out of a job as a result of the legal troubles.
She told TMZ: “Oh, I’ve lost everything, all my gigs are gone. Everything disappeared. I don’t know, brother… I don’t have a job.”
The “Girls Trip” star was charged with intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexual assault of a minor in connection with a 2014 comedy sketch called “Through the Eyes of a Pedophile” on a 22-year-old woman. but eventually asked to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning she can’t refile the same charges again.
In a statement, the woman, who was known only as Jane Doe throughout the case, said: “My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years – and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother, and will not help anyone else do anything that might harm us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad we can all put this behind us.”
After filing the lawsuit, Tiffany admitted she “deeply regrets” taking part in the sexually explicit sketch, which was filmed in 2013 and posted on Funny Or Die in 2014, but was removed from the website four years later.
In a statement on Instagram, she said: “I know people have a ton of questions. I understand. I am here with you.
“Unfortunately, due to the ongoing court case, there is very little I can say right now.
“But obviously, while this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret agreeing to appear in it.
“I’m really looking forward to sharing more about this situation as soon as I can.”
Her lawyer also called the lawsuit “frivolous.”