Aries Spears is calling his the sex abuse lawsuit against him and Tiffany Haddish a shakedown and released a video reacting to the case.
“Listen, obviously for legal reasons, I really can’t talk about anything at this time,” he says in the clip of his “Spears & Steinberg” podcast.
“But I just, more or less, want to say to all the loyal listeners, thank you guys for your support and for your love. Listen, this is an extortion case, this is a shakedown. We won’t be shaken down.”
Haddish also released a statement admitting the sketch was not funny.
“I know people have a bunch of questions. 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,” Haddish said in the statement. “But clearly, while this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all – and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it.”
The plaintiff was 14 at the time of the first incident. The second incident took place a year later and involved her 7-year-old brother. The video was uploaded to the sketch comedy site “Funny Or Die“ and was titled ‘Through a Pedophile’s Eyes’ but was quickly removed.
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