Tiffany Haddish told TMZ that she lost all of her comedy show jobs after a 22-year-old woman filed a lawsuit accusing her of child abuse.
The woman, who filed the lawsuit in August on behalf of her 15-year-old brother, dropped the case Tuesday after all parties reached an agreement.
The suit alleged that Haddish “groomed and molested” John Doe, who was 7 years old at the time.
The woman represented herself because her attorney left her as her client.
She told TMZ in a statement on Tuesday: “My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years, and now we know that she would never hurt me or my brother or help anyone do anything that could hurt us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad we can all put this behind us.”
On Wednesday, Haddish said she was “relieved” the lawsuit was dismissed.
Haddish, 42, told a paparazzi that she was “really worried about the kids and making sure they’re okay.”
When asked if she felt the lawsuit damaged her public image, she responded, “I lost everything. All my concerts, they’re gone. Everything disappeared.
She added: “I don’t have a job, brother.”
She said she no longer speaks to her comic partner Aries Spears, who was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Tiffany Haddish says she is now unemployed, thanks to the child abuse lawsuit filed, and dismissed, against her and Aries Spears.
The 42-year-old “Easter Sunday” star was questioned by paparazzi at LAX on Wednesday about the situation after news broke that the Jane Doe who reported sexual misconduct against the comedians asked the judge to dismiss the case. .
Although Haddish and Spears’ names are now legally clear, their reputations may continue to suffer, something Haddish said she is already experiencing.
“I lost everything. All my concerts, they’re gone. Everything’s gone,” she responded when asked if she felt the lawsuit would damage her public image, according to a video posted by TMZ.
The paparazzo tried to ask if Haddish felt she could somehow change the world’s perception of herself through work projects, to which she replied, “I don’t have a job, bro.”
The Post has contacted Haddish’s representatives for comment.
In the original lawsuit, Spears and Haddish had been accused by Jane and her brother, also anonymous, of intentionally inflicting emotional distress, gross neglect, sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of a minor.
The lawsuit, filed in late August, also claims that John Doe was “sexually groomed and abused” by both defendants.
Comedian Aries Spears performs at the Stress Factory Comedy Club on May 19.
Haddish was also charged with negligent supervision/failure to warn, breach of fiduciary duty, and constructive fraud. The lawsuit sought general and special damages, as well as “any appropriate statutory damages.”
But Jane changed her tune once she dropped the lawsuit. “My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years, and now we know that she would never hurt me or my brother, nor would she help anyone do anything that could hurt us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad we can all put this behind us,” she said in a statement.
Lawyers for both comedians previously told The Post that the allegations were “false” and that their clients “would not fall for any extortion.”
Haddish also addressed the lawsuit in an Instagram statement, saying that she couldn’t answer any questions about it, but that she regretted acting in a video with Spears and John titled “Through the Eyes of a Pedophile.”