After the “Through A Pedophiles Eyes” skit featuring comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears resurfaced, the internet has been waiting to hear from either of the accused.

The video was initially uploaded to the Funny or Die digital channel but was scrubbed in 2018.

As Blavity previously reported, a 22-year-old woman identified as Jane Doe sued Haddish, 42, and Spears, 47, last week in California’s Superior Court for Los Angeles County.

The suit included herself and her minor brother, identified as John Doe. Jane alleged that Haddish “groomed” the plaintiffs, leaving them “traumatized for life,” Vanity Fair reports.

While Spears has not publicly made a statement, Haddish recently posted a statement on her Instagram account regarding the lawsuit.

Haddish said she “deeply” regrets performing in a skit that led to her being accused of child sex abuse.

“I know people have a bunch of questions. I get it,” Haddish wrote. “I’m right there with you.”

“Unfortunately, because there is an ongoing legal case, there’s very little that I can say right now,” she continued. “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. I really look forward to being able to share a lot more about this situation as soon as I can.”

The lawsuit accuses Haddish and Spears of sexual battery, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of a minor, emotional distress and gross negligence.

Legal representation for the comedians called the allegations “bogus” and a “shakedown,” respectively, according to the New York Post.

In a statement to CNN, an attorney for Haddish said that the plaintiff’s mother “has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years.”

According to the complaint, Haddish was a “longtime family friend” of the siblings’ mother, who filed the lawsuit, CNN reports.

“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 read. It also indicated that 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.”

“Jane Doe” stated in a complaint that she was enrolled in a comedy camp in 2013, where Haddish was a guest speaker and allegedly told the then-teen girl “she had a perfect role for her,” according to CNN.
Haddish allegedly drove the girl to a studio where she and Spears allegedly showed her a video of “an older man and a college-age woman” eating a sandwich simultaneously from either end while “moaning and making sexual noises as they both ate the sandwich in a manner that simulated the act of fellatio,” the complaint states.
“Spears then told Plaintiff Jane Doe that he wanted her to mimic what she had seen on the screen, including the noises precisely like what she heard throughout the video,” the suit states.
“Plaintiff Jane Doe, nervous and disgusted, didn’t say anything until Haddish came into the room next to her and sat down,” the lawsuit continues. “Haddish verbally explained what was expected of Plaintiff Jane Doe and then showed Plaintiff Jane Doe how to give fellatio, including movements, noises, moaning, and groaning.”
Haddish allegedly paid her $100 before sending her home, the complaint states, according to CNN.

A year later, Haddish reportedly approached the family once more about a second sketch for Funny or Die, centered on “John Doe.”

He was 7 years old at the time. And Haddish allegedly claimed the reel would be used for a Nickelodeon sizzle reel.

This sketch, titled “Through A Pedophiles Eyes,” featured Spears, in character, ogling the boy character, who spends most of the video in his underwear.

According to the suit, “After filming, Mr. Doe called his mother crying, saying he did not want to film anymore,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

Photos allegedly from the video shoot were also included in the complaint.