Comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears have been accused of grooming two children and making them perform sexually suggestive acts. A lawsuit filed by two siblings, who are presently 22 and 14 years old, states that Haddish and Spears groomed and molested them when they were children which has left them traumatised for life.

The siblings are going by the names Jane and John Doe since they were minors when the alleged incidents took place. The older sibling, who is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, claims that the comedians made one of them perform sexually suggestive acts on camera while underage.

Haddish had apparently met the siblings’ mother on the comedy circuit. She then got close to the siblings and asked Jane, the older sibling, to be a part of a commercial she will be shooting. She made Jane watch a clip and asked her to act it out.

The lawsuit said, “The clip Spears and Haddish asked Jane to watch in the recording booth allegedly seemed innocuous at first, if a little strange: a group of coeds were arguing over a subway sandwich. But then the coeds began eating the sandwich in a suggestive manner from opposite ends, “moaning and making sexual noises as they both ate the sandwich in a manner that simulated the act of fellatio.”

Jane said Haddish made her perform the scene in the presence of Spears, who was in charge of filming. Haddish allegedly paid her $100 and then tried something similar with her brother who was 7 years old at the time.

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Who is Tiffany Haddish?

Tiffany Haddish was born on December 3, 1979, to Tsihaye Reda Haddish, who was a refugee from Eritrea and Leola, who was an African-American small business owner. She was raised in Los Angeles. She was three years old when her father left her. Her mother then remarried and had Haddish’s two half-sisters and two half-brothers. When she was nine years old, her mother met with an accident and suffered brain damage.

According to Haddish, her stepfather later told her that he had tampered with the brakes on her mother’s vehicle with an intention to kill her and her children so he could collect on their life insurance policies. However, the children chose to stay home that day and the mother too survived. 

Haddish went to George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. She then graduated from El Camino Real High School.  

In 1997, she attended the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp that helped her discover a passion for comedy. She then attended Santa Monica College and did a number of jobs, including customer service for Air New Zealand, before her onscreen success.

She then found a spot on the comedy competition Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? before appearing on shows such as Chelsea Lately, That’s So Raven, My Name Is Earl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Underground and New Girl among others. She also starred in movies including Meet the Spartans and Janky Promoters.

Meanwhile, she tied the knot with William Stewart in 2008 and filed for divorce in Los Angeles County in 2011. She was dating rapper Common from mid-2020 to November 2021.