Comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears are being sued on allegations of grooming a 14-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother and forcing them to film sexually explicit skits, per the Daily Beast.
According to the outlet, Haddish and Spears have been named in a lawsuit filed by two siblings, adults identified as John and Jane Doe, who claim they remain deeply traumatized from alleged incidents that occurred when they were children.
In two incidents, "Haddish and Spears allegedly encouraged one of the siblings to perform sexually suggestive acts on camera while underage,” per the Daily Beast.
Jane Doe says she was 14 when she was groomed by Haddish and coerced to film a sexually suggestive video -- Hadish allegedly taught her how to mimic fellatio for the "skit."
The suit also alleges that Haddish molested John Doe at age 7 while filming a video titled “Through a Pedophile's Eyes" for "Funny or Die."
In a statement to TMZ, “Funny or Die” denied being involved in the production of the video and called it "absolutely disgusting."
"['Funny or Die' was] 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," the statement reads in part.
Haddish’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, has also adamantly denied the allegations, claiming that the suit is an extortion attempt.
“[The] Plaintiff's mother, Trizah Morris, has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years," Brettler said in a statement.
"Every attorney who has initially taken on her case -- and there were several -- ultimately dropped the matter once it became clear that the claims were meritless and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken down,” the statement continues. “Now, Ms. Morris has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action."
Both siblings say they have developed social disorders as a result of the trauma from the alleged incidents.
According to the Daily Beast, the pair are suing Haddish and Spears for general, special, and "any appropriate statutory" damages.