Comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears are being sued over accusations that they forced a pair of siblings to act in sexually explicit skits which allegedly ended up being published on the Funny or Die website in 2018.
A 22-year-old woman, identified anonymously as Jane Doe, and her 14-year-old brother, identified in court as John Doe, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, NBC News reports. The siblings said they were children when the comedians coerced them to take part in sexually explicit skits in separate incidents in 2013 an 2014. According to the complaint, Haddish and Spears “stole the youth of a 7-year-old child and a 14-year-old child.”
Jane, according to the lawsuit, was 14 years old when she met Haddish at a summer camp where the comedian appeared as a guest speaker. That’s when Haddish allegedly told Jane that she had the “perfect role” for her.
The perfect role, however, turned out to be a sexually explicit skit which involved Haddish teaching Jane how to mimic fellatio, the complaint states. According to The Daily Beast, Jane said she and her mother had no idea what the skit would involve.
“Only Spears and Haddish knew the storyline for the skit,” the complaint states.
Spears and Haddish allegedly told Jane to watch a video which showed a group of coeds eating a 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.”
“Physically, emotionally, and mentally uncomfortable, Plaintiff Jane Doe mimicked the acts that Haddish and Spears wanted her to do so she could go home,” the complaint stated.