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Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a 22-year-old woman on behalf of herself and her 15-year-old brother.

The plaintiffs, who are identified as Jane Doe and John Doe in the complaint, accused Haddish and Spears of making them perform sexual acts in several video skits when they were just 14 and 7 years old respectively.

The parties have agreed to seal the lawsuit to conceal photos of the minor boy.

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According to Radar Online, "Tiffany Haddish and the two alleged victims who sued her for sexual assault have reached a deal to block the public from seeing the original complaint."

Haddish moved the case from state court to federal court. The federal court officials had temporarily sealed the complaint because it contained several photographs of a minor John in an undressed state.

 
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Initially, both Haddish and Spears denied the allegations and accused the plaintiffs of extorting them.

Then one of the "comedy" skits titled "Through A Pedophile's Eyes" resurfaced on YouTube, sparking public outrage.

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The disturbing skit shows Haddish playing a single mom who leaves her 7-year-old son with her pedophile uncle (Spears).

Haddish was the first to break amid the public backlash.

She issued a statement saying she "deeply" regrets her role in the wildly inappropriate footage.

The stand-up comedienne stopped short of apologizing. She claimed she couldn't say more due to the ongoing litigation.

No charges have been filed against Haddish or Spears.

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Viola Davis responded to critics who say her number 1 box office film "The Woman King" is not historically accurate.

The Woman King tells a fictionalized account of Africa's Dahomey female warriors who, alongside their men, raided nearby villages and kidnapped men, women and children to be sold into slavery in the early 1800s.

Twitter critics called for a boycott of the film. They argued that Davis and the movie's white female writers glorified the masculine female warriors as heroines.

The Oscar-winning actress, who produced the movie with her husband Julius Tennon, told Variety magazine that most of the story is fiction, and not historical.

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"First of all, I agree with [director] Gina Prince-Bythewood's saying is you're not going to win an argument on Twitter," Viola said.

"We entered the story where the kingdom was in flux, at a crossroads. They were looking to find some way to keep their civilization and kingdom alive. It wasn't until the late 1800s that they were decimated. Most of the story is fictionalized. It has to be."

Julius confirmed that they tweaked the story for entertainment value and to sell movie tickets. He suggested that critics read history books if they want to learn the true story of the Dahomey tribe.

"We are now what we call 'edu-tainment.' It's history but we have to take license. We have to entertain people," he said.

"If we just told a history lesson, which we very well could have, that would be a documentary. Unfortunately, people wouldn't be in the theaters doing the same thing we saw this weekend. We didn't want to shy away from the truth. The history is massive and there are truths on that that are there. If people want to learn more, they can investigate more."

The Woman King surpassed expectations and grossed $19 million at the box office over the weekend.

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Halle Berry defended 'The Little Mermaid' star Halle Bailey who is still under attack by 'Mermaid' fans.

The Oscar-winning actress was mistaken for Bailey on Twitter. One person tweeted to Berry, "Can't wait to see you under da sea!"

Berry snapped back "Wrong Halle lol. I can't wait to see her too though!"

Other Twitter users confused 56-year-old Berry for Bailey, who is 22.

One person tweeted "Halle Berry is nearly 60 playing the role of a 16-year-old girl. This is what happens when you upset a fandom."

The Little Mermaid, written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1837, is a fairy tale about a fish who dreams of being human.

Disney released its fully animated film The Little Mermaid in 1989, featuring Jodi Benson voicing Ariel, a fish who falls in love with a human prince named Eric.

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Disney flipped the script for its 2023 live-action 'Mermaid' film by casting Bailey, a Black actress, to play the part of Ariel, who falls in love with Eric, played by a white actor.

However, the movie is being marketed to white audiences, who strongly disapprove.

Disney debuted the 'Mermaid' trailer on Sept. 9 on its YouTube channel.

Over 1.5 million YouTube users disliked the Disney trailer and voiced their opinions in over 200,000 comments.

YouTube previously disabled the downvote feature, but a Chrome browser extension restored the function.
 

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Racists are flooding Disney's 'Little Mermaid' trailer with offensive comments and over 1.5 million downvotes on YouTube.

Disney released the live-action Little Mermaid trailer featuring Halle Bailey singing "Part of Your World."

The trailer, which has over 18 million views and 200,000+ comments, received over 1.5 million dislikes on YouTube.

YouTube previously disabled the dislike count, but a Chrome browser extension restores the downvote function to make dislikes visible on YouTube videos.

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'Mermaid' fans are furious that Disney chose a Black actress to play a long-established white character..

'Mermaid' fans question why Disney didn't simply create a new character for Bailey, rather than hijack a white character for political correctness.

Some on Black Twitter complained that Disney is "pandering" to Black people.

One person wrote: "Who asked her to play this iconic role? The part should have gone to a white actress who can also sing and dance."

Another person wrote: "which is more likely? that they just felt like making the little mermaid black as an artistic choice? or that they're pandering to black people during a time when being black has been heavily politicized through “black lives matter."

A third person wrote: "This is wrong the actor supposed to be white keep it original."
 

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Fat Joe has been announced as the host of the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

According to Billboard, Fat Joe will host the Hip-Hop awards show at the Cobb Energy Center in northwest Atlanta on September 30.

Fat Joe, 57, stirred a hornet's nest on social media after he claimed Blacks and Hispanics are the originators of rap and hip-hop.

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"Thank you Thank you Thank you for your contribution to Hip Hop," he wrote in a tribute to Hispanic rappers on Instagram.

Later, in an Instagram Live session, Fat Joe said:

"Lately, they've been talking about, 'Latinos wasn't in rap.' These guys are f–king delusional. We're from the Bronx, New York. Sh-t happens. This is where hip-hop started. It's Latino and Black, half and half. But they going at me 'cause I'm like the only Spanish dude with a big voice... I don't know what the f-ck is up with these people that don't know their facts."

That set FBA activist Tariq Nasheed awf. He's been ranting and raving about Fat Joe's statements on Twitter for days.

BET must know what they're doing. After all, Hispanics are the largest minorities in America.

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A 2018 video that shows Katt Williams criticizing fellow comedian Tiffany Haddish resurfaced on Friday.

In the video, Williams slammed Haddish, saying she wasn't funny after her breakout role in the 2017 comedy film Girls Trip.

Williams said Haddish didn't deserve the praise and adulation that the media lavished on her because he didn't think she was funny.

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Williams was not the only comedian who was unimpressed by Haddish. The Emmy-winning comedian criticized her during a guest appearance on V-103's Frank and Wanda Show in 2018.

"She ain't done a tour yet. She ain't done a special," Williams said. "She has not proven the ability to tell jokes back-to-back for an hour to nobody."
 

 
RELATED: Tiffany Haddish, Aries Spears Accused of Sexually Abusing Children in New Lawsuit
 
The video of Williams' rant resurfaced after a 22-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against Haddish and fellow comic Aries Spears on Tuesday.

In the lawsuit, filed on behalf of the woman's 15-year-old brother, the plaintiff accused Haddish, 42, and Spears, 47, of "intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor"

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Haddish and Spears allegedly recruited the two siblings to appear in sexually inappropriate "comedy skits."

The incidents allegedly occurred when the plaintiffs were 14 and 7 years old in 2013 and 2014.

Jane Doe, who is her brother's legal guardian, said she was "physically, emotionally, and mentally uncomfortable" by Haddish and Spears' instructions in the inappropriate skits.

One of the videos titled "Through a Pedophile's Eyes," features Haddish playing the boy's mother and Spears portraying a pedophile uncle.

That video resurfaced and went viral on Friday, sparking a huge public outcry on Twitter.


 

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Teachers are going viral on social media for their inappropriate classroom attire in front of innocent babies.

New Jersey elementary school art teacher, known online as ToyBoxDollz, is going viral for her highly inappropriate outfits that barely cover her substantial curves.

Most of the snaps were taken inside a school, demonstrating the scandalous outfits she chooses to wear in class.

The shameless teacher regularly shares photos and videos of her shapely figure on her Instagram page. Her account @toyboxdollz has over 900,000 followers - including the parents of some of her students.

In some of the sultry snaps, she wears impossibly tight club dresses and jeans that look like they were painted on.

Some of her students are visible in some of the images.

"Looking like this around middle schoolers? Wow how does nobody find this concerning?" one user wrote.

Another person wrote:

"You can be a teacher and still be sexy, however you don't have to post slutty photos or videos shaking your ass to be sexy."

Despite the controversy, Dollz has many supporters, including rapper Fat Joe.

A few fathers say they don't mind the way the art teacher dresses - as long as their children get a quality education.

In her response to the critics on social media, she suggested that the school administration looks the other way because of a teacher shortage.

She also hinted she's doing the school a favor by teaching when she could be earning a lot more money online.

"Trying to body shame me because I am curvaceous is STILL discrimination!!! When everyone is done debating back and forth whether my curves are appropriate or inappropriate to exist on this planet earth, I need you go do me a favor, really quick research shortage, teacher shortage. Look that up. Our educational system is still recovering from these last few years of nonsense keep that in mind when you are trying to get someone out of their job."

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The Black man who voiced the AI rapper FN Meka says the creators "ghosted" him and never paid him.

Rapper Kyle The Hooligan posted a video on his Instagram explaining that he was the voice behind the controversial non-human rapper.

In the video, Kyle said he collaborated with record label execs Anthony Martini and Brandon Le, the creators of FN Meka.

Kyle said he agreed to lend his voice to the FN Meka project with the expectation that riches would follow after Martini and Le signed a lucrative recording contract for FN Meka.

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Capitol Records announced an unprecedented recording deal with the AI robot, but Kyle said he was never invited to the table.

"I know y'all done heard about this FN Meka stuff. People been DMing me," Kyle said in the video.

"I been trying to keep it quiet because I was gonna really wait 'til this shit blew up for real and went after them. Basically, it's like, they came to me with this AI shit and was like, 'Would I like to be the voice of it?' I thought it was gonna be some collaboration. They promised me equity in the company, percentages, all this stuff. So I'm thinking, OK, this about to be some collab, something different for me, so where I can do my music and be on some AI stuff with this FN Meka character."

After fierce backlash on social media, Capitol Records dropped FN Meka from the label and apologized to the Back community.

That's when Kyle came forward claiming to be the voice behind FN Meka.

"Next thing I know, niggas just ghosted me. Used my voice, used my sound, used the culture and just literally just left me high and dry. I ain't get a dime off of nothing. And they got record deals, all this stuff. I wasn't involved with no meetings or none of that, which is f*cked up. So, honestly, I'm glad they ass got canceled. That's karma for they ass."

But Black Twitter is convinced that Kyle is taking the fall for Capitol Records because the voice behind FN Meka is a white rapper.

Martini and Le claimed FN Meka was modeled after disgraced rapper Tekashi69, a controversial white Hispanic rapper.

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Capitol Records cut ties with FN Meka, a computerized AI rapper, amid fierce backlash from real rappers, including The Game.

"CMG has severed ties with the FN Meka project, effective immediately," Capitol Music Group said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday.

Capitol Records continued: "We offer our deepest apologies to the Black community for our insensitivity in signing this project."

The record label made headlines this month after signing FN Meka to a lucrative record deal. The backlash began almost immediately, as many were offended by the robot's misappropriation of Black cultural stereotypes and frequent use of the n-word in its raps.

FN Meka described itself as a "Robot rapper not accepted by this world." The AI rapper showed off digital Louis Vuitton, Rolls Royce cars, and gold chains in its social media posts.

FN Meka is the brainchild of co-creator Anthony Martini, of music label Factory New, which used computer generated graphics to mimic culture vulture Tekashi 6ix9ine for the FN Meka character.

The deal was announced alongside the release of Meka's new song "Florida Water" featuring rapper Gunna.

FN Meka grew a substantial following on social media, including 10 million followers on TikTok.

Other record labels took note of the buzz generated by Capitol Records signing a virtual (non-human) rapper to its roster.

Rappers such as The Game slammed the signing as racist, and others warned that record labels would soon replace problematic rappers with virtual artists that can be easily controlled.

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A Texas police department is defending an officer who took selfies with teenage gun rights activist Kyle Rittenhouse.

The officer pulled Rittenhouse over for speeding in Thrall, Texas, a small city with a population of about 800, near Austin.

The officer took a selfie with the 19-year-old gun enthusiast and the image was posted on the Thrall Police Department's Facebook page.

"Make those stops, you never know who you might meet. Today it was Kyle Rittenhouse, welcome to Texas," the Thrall Police Department wrote in the caption.

The photo went viral, amassing over 1,800 comments, 1,600 shares and 12,000 likes as of Sunday.

The Thrall Police Department declined to identify the officer who is seen smiling with Rittenhouse.

After a furious backlash, the unapologetic police department updated its original post to note that the teenager was found innocent by a jury of his peers in a court of law.

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"I must have missed something, I believed that this young man was arrested, charged, indicted and then found not guilty by a jury of his peers. Is this not how our country works anymore? The hate in these comments is terrible, if you have information that is contrary to that I would honestly love to hear it."

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Rittenhouse (sitting on ground) was only 17 when he crossed state lines to help protect local businesses during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020.

He was acquitted in 2021 of killing two white men and wounding a third at a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha.

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Gospel singer Kim Burrell continues to suffer the consequences of her fire and brimstone sermon, attacking down-low gay people in the church.

Burrell's sermon at her Houston church last Friday was captured on video and has since gone viral on social media.

"I came to tell you about sin," Burrell said. "That perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion and has deceived many men and women, and it has caused a strain on the body of Christ."

She continued: "You, as a man, you open your mouth and take a man's penis in your face, you are perverted! You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman's breast, you are perverted!"

The reaction on social media was swift. Openly lesbian daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres canceled Burrell's appearance on her show. DeGeneres later said she didn't want to give Burrell a platform.

But not everyone is critical of Burrell.

When church member O'Rhonde Chapman first met Burrell, he said she opened her arms to him. O'Rhonde was an openly gay, cross-dressing student at Nimitz High School in Houston.

"Kim Burrell loves people," Chapman told Houston CBS affiliate KHOU. "[Burrell] supported me, embraced me, encouraged me and inspired me to be all that I have become today," he added.

O'Rhonde endured years of bullying by other classmates when he joined Burrell's Life and Liberty Fellowship Church.

"I was openly gay at the time," he said. "So [she] embraced me. She didn't shun me. She didn't have hatred towards me. She treated me in a way that I was supposed to be treated."

O'Rhonde defended Burrell's freedom of speech, saying the problem wasn't the content of her message but the way her message was received by hand-wringing liberals.

He said Burrell's message was "every bit of pure—no matter how it's being received."
 
Update July 23, 2022:

O'Rhonde, 30, is a fashion designer, stylist, fashion expert and entrepreneur, residing in Atlanta, Ga. He is a national reporter for Newsweek magazine.

O'Rhonde credits Kim Burrell with helping him convert from a cross-dressing gay male to a heterosexual.

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Kim Burrell proved she was out of touch with the people after her ill-advised sermon last weekend.

The famed gospel singer made headlines when she instructed church parishioners not to make friends with "broke" people.

Burrell threatened to sue bloggers for criticizing her sermon at Pastor Brian Carn's Kingdom Church, according to Icecreamconvos.

Burrell warned parishioners to interview potential friends to make sure they aren't in debt or have a history of not paying their bills on time.

"You got to choose up. Find you some value, you know?" she said. "Sometimes before we get friends we have to do an interview. 'How long have you been broke? How many times have you changed your name on your light bill? How many of your bills are in your little cousin's name? Do you live in a trailer or a house?'"

After taking 24 hours to reflect on all the bad publicity, Burrell, 49, posted this wordy apology on Instagram before deleting it.

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She then brought in another pastor to counsel her and help her to see the error of her ways.

She sought out the leadership of Pastor Dr. Mike Freeman of Spirit of Faith Christian Center in Maryland, according to TMZ.

Burrell knows she crossed a line last weekend, and she says Pastor Freeman, and others, will make sure she doesn't back step again.

Pastor Freeman explained why he's supporting Kim, telling TMZ, "We don't shoot the soldier we nurse them."
 

 

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Kim Burrell has apologized after she threatened to sue bloggers for criticizing her recent sermon at Pastor Brian Carn's Kingdom Church, according to Icecreamconvos.

The 49-year-old gospel singer took to the pulpit and advised churchgoers not to make friends with broke people.

Burrell warned parishioners to interview potential friends to make sure they aren't in debt or have a history of not paying their bills on time.

She suggested that broke people who are always late paying their bills have bad character and poor judgment.

"You got to choose up. Find you some value, you know?" she said. "Sometimes before we get friends we have to do an interview. 'How long have you been broke? How many times have you changed your name on your light bill? How many of your bills are in your little cousin's name? Do you live in a trailer or a house?'"

She clarified: "And it's not about status or material things. It's just about choices. You know, life is different now. We are at church. Thank God that we're here — those of us who are walking by faith without a mask and no vaccine. And, so, we honor the Lord. God is good."

She went on to ask other church leaders to invite her to speak at their churches.

"I'm not as expensive as I seem. I don't know, maybe you got a little left over from your PPP loan — Prayer, praise and power. You understand," she joked.

A video of Burrell's speech went viral. Some viewers say her message could have been delivered with a little more tact and grace.

Burrell threatened to file defamation lawsuits against bloggers who dragged her on their blogs.

On Tuesday, Burrell apologized via her official Instagram page. She admitted her words were taken out of context, and that even a joke can be offensive.

"As a kingdom citizen, and a woman of integrity, I can acknowledge that some of my words, even if said in jest, can be offensive," she wrote.

"My intention is never to hurt anyone, but to spread love, laughter and more importantly, the gift which God has given me in song. If anyone was offended, I can sincerely say I apologize."

Burrell wasn't done. She mentioned messy bloggers who are guilty of the same things they accused her of.

She wrote: "With that being said, the irony in this is that those who are criticizing my statement are displaying the very thing they have accused me of. However, it's not been humorous or in jest.


 

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Joy Behar has come under fire for comments she made regarding gun control laws in America. Behar made the statement during a discussion about gun reform legislation on Wednesday's episode of The View.

Behar said that if more Black people in this country owned guns, politicians would be sufficiently scared and immediately enact gun reform laws.

Gun control laws will change in the U.S. "once Black people get guns," Behar said in response to guest host Lindsey Granger who claims a Black man in Connecticut built his own AR-15 assault-style rifle after a neighbor and his family were slaughtered during a home invasion.

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"He has one in his house to protect his family because he never wants to see that happen again," said Granger. "He is a Black man, it's odd, most AR-15 owners are former military, 35-plus and married," she said. "They're not just crazy people."

Behar interrupted Granger and said, "here's the thing, once Black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change. Trust me on that. Then we'll see some action."

"That's what happened with the Black Panthers. Black people have been buying guns, Granger said.

Granger, who is a Black conservative, added that Black ownership of guns increased in 2020.

"That's what happened with the Black Panthers," co-host Sunny Hostin said. "Know your history."

Behar's comments came on the same day that the House approved sweeping gun laws including raising the minimum age to purchase AR-15 style rifles from 18 to 21.

The measure is not expected to pass in the Senate.
 

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Kim Kardashian's advice for aspiring business women backfired badly. The 41-year-old millionaire and aspiring lawyer offered tips for working women in a cover story for Variety magazine, while promoting her family's new reality TV series on HULU, "The Kardashians."

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Noting that most women are on social media, Kim said, "I have the best advice for women in business. Get your f—ing ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days."

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Actress and frequent Kardashian critic Jameela Jamil was among those offering a reality check to the single mom-of-four.

"Nobody needs to hear your thoughts on success/work ethic," Jamil wrote on social media. Jamil noted that Kim and her privileged siblings made very little effort to collect men, money and material things.

"They shouldn't be asked about their secret to success. They shouldn't answer those questions," Jamil wrote.

"It's all obvious to everyone, and I hope nobody holds themselves to the standards of people who were raised by millionaires. Just take the money, use it for good and chill the f— out when lecturing others about grind and hustle. And learn how to brag without putting others down who have less."

Jamil added:

"I think if you grew up in Beverly Hills with super successful parents in what was simply a smaller mansion... nobody needs to hear your thoughts on success/work ethic."

TV personality Meghan McCain, said Kim ignores the economic and environmental factors that hold women back.

"Being born into privilege is a blessing," McCain said. "Millions of Americans get up at the crack of dawn, work multiple jobs and have incredible work ethic, but are unable to pull themselves out of their socioeconomic station."

She added:

"Kim's comments also play into the archaic belief that some women's careers stall because of their actions. Kim's remarks ignore that inflation is skyrocketing, gas prices are hitting historic highs, society has been savaged by Covid and the world appears to be on the verge of a possible WWIII. All of these factors impact everyone's success."

Twitter weighed in on the controversy.