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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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Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears have been named in a lawsuit accusing them of abusing and exploiting two children in the past.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, accuses the pair of "intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor"


According to The Daily Beast, 22-year-old Jane Doe and her 15-year-old brother John Doe, accuse Haddish and Spears of making them perform "sexually suggestive acts on camera while underage" and unable to understand the adult situations they were placed in.

Jane, who is John's legal guardian, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday against Haddish and Spears on her brother's behalf.

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

Haddish, 42, starred as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show (2015–2017). She rose to stardom in 2017 with a breakout role in the comedy film Girls Trip, which earned her two Critics' Choice Awards nominations.

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Aries Spears, 47, is pictured with his estranged wife Elisa Larregui in 2018.

He is best known as a regular on Fox's sketch comedy series MADtv. He recently made headlines after he fat-shamed pop singer Lizzo.

Haddish and Spears met Jane and John Doe through their mother, whom they met on the comedy circuit.

In the summer of 2013, Jane, who was 14 years old, attended a comedy camp where Haddish was a guest speaker.

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Haddish allegedly told the girl that she'd found "a perfect role for her" in a television commercial.

Haddish reportedly invited the girl to a recording studio where Spears allegedly instructed Jane to watch a video clip of college girls eating a Subway sandwich while moaning and groaning sensually.

Aries instructed the girl to eat a Subway sandwich with him from opposite ends of the sandwich while "moaning and making sexual noises ... in a manner that simulated the act of fellatio," according to the lawsuit.

At some point, Haddish entered the room and sat down next to Jane. Haddish was annoyed with Jane's performance and told her in specific detail how to simulate fellatio on the Subway sandwich.

Jane said she was "physically, emotionally, and mentally uncomfortable" while hearing these instructions from adults.


Haddish allegedly paid Jane $100 and sent her home.

A year later, in 2014, Haddish reportedly approached the mother about 7-year-old John appearing in a "sizzle reel" video that she would submit to Nickelodeon for the boy.

Instead, Haddish and Spears filmed two videos with John, including one titled "Through a Pedophile's Eyes," in which Haddish plays the boy's mother and Spears portrayed a pedophile.

According to The Daily Beast, which viewed part of the video, the boy spends most of the video in his underwear while Spears molested the child throughout the video.

When John's mother asked to see the footage, Spears explained that it wasn't edited yet. Haddish later told the mother that the video had been deleted.

Actually, the video titled "Through a Pedophile's Eyes" was uploaded to "Funny or Die" in the site's "user-generated content" section where it remained until Funny Or Die removed the video in 2018.

In a statement to TMZ, the comedy website wrote:

"Funny Or Die found this video absolutely disgusting and would never produce such content. We were not involved with the conceptualization, development, funding, or production of this video. It was uploaded to the site as user-generated content and was removed in 2018 immediately after becoming aware of its existence."

In 2019, the children's mother negotiated a settlement with Spears over the video.


The settlement did not involve Haddish, and the proceeds from the settlement were not shared with the young victims - who are now pursuing their own legal action.

The settlement does not bind Jane or John from pursuing legal action against Haddish.

John, who is 15, reportedly stays in his bedroom all day. He tapes over the cameras on his electronics because he is fearful of being recorded.

Jane's lawsuit seeks "general and special damages, as well as 'any appropriate statutory damages.'"

Haddish's attorney, Andrew Brettler, described the lawsuit as "frivolous" and "bogus".

"[The plaintiff's mother] has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years... Now, [the mother] has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action."

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Mo'Nique's new Netflix stand-up comedy special is in the works after settling a lawsuit with the streaming giant.

Netflix announced the new comedy special in a tweet on Tuesday.

"Thrilled to announce that Netflix is the home for the next original stand-up special from the groundbreaking, trailblazing, and iconic Mo'Nique!"

"Can y'all believe this s---?," Mo' asks in a new video. "I done came on home to Netflix."

According to Variety, the comedy special will be filmed later this year in Atlanta.

In June Netflix announced a settlement agreement with the stand-up comedienne more than two years after she sued the streaming network for offering her less money for a stand-up special than her fellow male or white female counterparts.

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Money troubles will soon be over for former reality TV star Linnethia Monique Nene Leakes.

The ex Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member is reportedly in talks with Andy Cohen, NBCUniversal, True Entertainment, LLC and Bravo Media Corporation to settle her race discrimination lawsuit against them and other defendants named in her lawsuit.

According to court documents, a judge on Monday granted a 45-day extension while the parties try to negotiate a settlement in arbitration.

Magistrate Judge Justin S. Anand granted the 45-day extension after both sides "agreed" that the extension is "appropriate to complete these discussions."

Bravo, Cohen and NBCU claim NeNe was wrong to file her lawsuit in Georgia rather than in New York, per the terms of her contract.

In a motion filed on June 24, Bravo, Cohen and NBCU argued that the ongoing dispute is "already subject to arbitration in New York."

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However, NeNe "disagrees" with the jurisdiction argument. Both parties are reportedly "in the process of negotiating this issue in an attempt to avoid the time and expense of a motion to compel arbitration."

NeNe, 54, was terminated from RHOA after she fell afoul of Cohen and other cast members who say she is difficult to work with.

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After begging Cohen to let her return (he declined), NeNe filed a lawsuit accusing Cohen and Bravo of "encouraging" racism on the show by not reigning in "racist" Kim Zolciak-Biermann.

NeNe claims Zolciak-Biermann used racially offensive slurs and insults to describe her and cast member Kandi Burruss on the set.

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Despite her complaints, NeNe says Bravo "did not terminate their relationship with Zolciak-Biermann, nor take any other meaningful action to put an end to her racially-offensive behavior" and, instead, rewarded her with her own spin-off series.

NeNe is being represented by attorney David M. deRubertis.

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Meanwhile, NeNe and her married boyfriend Nyonisela Sioh graced the red carpet at the 2022 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

NeNe denied depriving Nyoni's wife of his affections, and she said his wife never should've dragged her name into their marital dispute.

NeNe welcomes her day in court to defend herself against the alienation of affection allegations.

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A lawyer representing Deshaun Watson says 20 0f 24 lawsuits filed against him by massage therapists have been settled. The 4 remaining lawsuits are expected to go to trial.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback has reached an agreement to settle 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits filed by women who claimed he sexually harassed them during massage therapy sessions, an attorney for the women said Tuesday.

"Today I announce that all cases against Deshaun Watson, with the exception of four, have settled. We are working through the paperwork related to those settlements," said attorney Tony Buzbee, who is representing all 24 women. "Once we have done so, those particular cases will be dismissed. The terms and amounts of the settlements are confidential. We won't comment further on the settlements or those cases."

Buzbee said 4 of the lawsuits are not settled and will go to trial.

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"I never assaulted anyone," Watson said in his first public comments since signing with the Cleveland Browns in March. "I never harassed anyone or I never disrespected anyone. I never forced anyone to do anything."

Watson previously settled lawsuits by women in Houston before departing for Ohio.

In March, two separate Texas grand juries declined to indict Watson on criminal charges. But the NFL is considering suspending the promiscuous quarterback for the entire season.

Watson signed a 5 year, $230 million contract with the Browns, including a $44.9 million signing bonus in March.

It isn't clear what will happen to his contract if he is suspended for the entire year.


Another Trey Songz accuser has come forward demanding he pay her for allegedly exposing her chest during a party in 2013.

Megan Johnson's attorneys fired off a demand letter on behalf of their client after he reportedly paid off his Las Vegas accuser and that lawsuit was dropped.

The demand letter, obtained by TMZ, was sent to Trey and his team Thursday by attorneys George Vrabeck and Ariel Mitchell. They claim Johnson was sexually assaulted by Trey during an event called "Foxwoods Liquid Sundays with Trey Songz" at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.


According to the letter, Johnson's friend was taking a picture of her, when Trey allegedly approached from behind and pulled her bikini top - exposing her breasts - while repeatedly chanting "T*tty in the Open".

In the video, Johnson quickly reaches up to cover her chest while laughing off the incident.

While Megan appears to be laughing, her attorneys claim she was crying inside from the humiliation.

The attorneys say Johnson was recently triggered after Trey's Las Vegas lawsuit - for sexually assaulting Dylan Gonzalez, who plays for Master P's New Orleans Gators. Her case was dropped by authorities after Trey reportedly settled out of court.

Johnson's lawyers say they will also drop their case if Trey coughs up over $5 million.


According to TMZ, the statute of limitations for this kind of lawsuit in Connecticut is 3 years. But Johnson can still file if she claims she lost her memory, but it returned when she heard about the Las Vegas settlement.

Johnson's lawyers give Trey until May 5 to respond.

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Britain's Prince Andrew has settled a sex abuse lawsuit with an American woman who claimed he raped her when she was a teenager.

Virginia Giuffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, 38, accused Andrew of raping her when she was 17. She claims she was sex trafficked to Andrew by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

In addition to a reported $10 million out-of-court settlement, Andrew, 61, will also make a substantial donation to Giuffre's charity in support of victims' rights.

In a now infamous photo (above), a smiling Giuffre is seen with Andrew and Epstein's former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, after they flew to London to hook up with Andrew in 2001.

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Maxwell, 60, was recently convicted of sex trafficking minors for Epstein and his well-heeled friends, including celebrities, politicians, and corporate billionaires. Epstein took his own life in a Manhattan jail cell on August 10, 2019.

Embarrassed members of the Royal family urged Andrew to settle with his accuser, who filed the suit in a New York court in August.

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Queen Elizabeth II reportedly ordered her middle son to settle the case before her Platinum Jubilee celebrations later this year.

The Queen will foot part of the bill, according to The news comes after Andrew vowed to fight Giuffre's allegations at a public trial.

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Airbnb is conducting an experiment in Oregon that the company hopes will prevent racial discrimination against Black renters.

According to a news release, Airbnb hosts will only see the initials of prospective renters during the booking process. The full names will be revealed after the booking process is completed.
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The two-year experiment will begin on Jan. 31 in Oregon. The experiment is designed to prevent race discrimination, KOIN-TV reported.

"Today, we are sharing an update to the way we display profile names of guests who are Oregon residents during the booking process. Hosts will start seeing an Oregon guest's initials in place of the guest's first name until a booking request is confirmed. After a booking is confirmed, the guest's name will appear."

The change comes after three Black plaintiffs -- Pat Harrington, Carlotta Franklin and Ebony Price -- won a settlement against Airbnb. The plaintiffs accused the company of allowing rental owners to discriminate against customers based on race, KGW-TV reported.

Some rental owners discriminate against prospective renters with ethnic sounding names. They claim Black renters throw drug-fueled parties, cause property damage, and commit chargeback fraud.

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45 Republicans signed a letter to the Biden administration condoning the "disastrous" payouts reportedly under consideration for illegal immigrants separated at the U.S. border.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Biden administration is considering paying $450,000 per person to illegals who were separated from their children under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy in 2018.

Some families could potentially receive up to $1 million.

In the letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and other agency heads on Friday, the House Republicans slammed the "egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars is to compensate these persons for 'lasting psychological trauma.'"

"The rationale for this egregious abuse of taxpayer dollars is to compensate these persons for 'lasting psychological trauma.' Do, however, note that these persons crossed into our country in a knowingly illegal manner, fully aware of the consequences of violating our rule of law."

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) tweeted:

"Joe Biden gave Americans a $1300 check but wants to give illegal immigrants $450,000, which is more than the 9/11 victims compensation fund. Amidst rising inflation, this is how he wants to spend your money. Priorities."

Meanwhile, some Black Americans were in denial, refusing to believe the Wall Street Journal's report. Then, as reality sunk in, they ranted and raved -- at former President Donald Trump.

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The Biden administration and other government agencies are in talks to pay $450,000 per person and up $1 million to families separated at the U.S. border.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. President is considering paying $450,000 per person to illegals who were separated from their children under the Trump administration in 2018.

The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services are in talks with the ACLU to settle lawsuits filed by immigrant families.

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The ACLU, which represents families in one of the lawsuits, estimates up to 5,000 families were separated at the border under the Trump administration.

The agencies are considering paying $450,000 to each person who crossed the border illegally and was separated from their child.

About 940 claims have been filed so far, per the ACLU. That number is expected to rise.

The lawsuits seek varying payouts, with the average being roughly $3.4 million per family.

The total potential payout could be $2 billion or more.

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The city of Louisville has agreed to a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor. The settlement was announced on Tuesday.

Taylor, 26, was shot to death by police in her apartment six months ago. The deal will include police reforms including a requirement that commanders approve all search warrants before going before a judge, a source told the Courier Journal.

The news of a settlement comes as a grand jury prepares to review evidence in the case this week.

The largest amount Louisville has ever paid in a settlement was $8.5 million to Edwin Chandler in 2012, the Courier Journal reported.

Chandler was wrongfully imprisoned for more than nine years after Detective Mark Handy perjured himself.

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Harvey Weinstein and his accusers reached a tentative $25 million settlement after two years of negotiations. But lawyers for one victim disagrees with a large portion of the settlement going toward Weinstein's legal bills.

Weinstein, 67, is accused of sexually harassing and abusing more than 30 actresses and former employees. He is currently out of jail on $5 million bond.

A judge on Tuesday hiked Weinstein's bond from $1 million to $5 million after the prosecutor's office said Weinstein tampered with his ankle monitor 56 times.

The $25 million settlement requires final approval and a sign-off by all parties. But not all parties are happy with the terms of the settlement.

In a statement to on Wednesday, attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer responded to a NY Times article about the settlement.

Wigdor and Mintzer represent Wedil David who accused Weinstein of raping her in 2016.

"I am not confirming the NYT story and facts contained therein. My statement is a comment on the story," Wigdor said in his statement.

Wigdor says 48% of the $25 million settlement will go toward some of the legal bills for Weinstein, his bother Bob Weinstein, and directors for Weinstein's bankrupt production company.

"We reject the notion that this was the best settlement that could have been achieved on behalf of the victims," Wigdor said in the statement.

"It is shameful that $12 million of the settlement is going to the lawyers for the directors who we alleged enabled Harvey Weinstein and it is even more outrageous that the proposed settlement will seek to bind non participating members by providing a release to the insurance companies and the directors of the Weinstein Company itself. While we don't begrudge victims who want to settle, we plan to vigorously object to any provision that tries to bind victims who want to proceed with holding Harvey Weinstein accountable for his actions which is exactly what we intend to do."

Weinstein entered Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday using a walker. Weinstein's lawyer said he will undergo surgery to repair a lower back injury he sustained in a car accident.

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