Tiffany Haddish Loses Motion To Block Lawsuit Filed By Ex – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire HotNewHipHop reports the new book by comedian/actress, Tiffany Haddish, sparked a legal dispute between the star and her ex-husband. From the beginning, Haddish has been an 'open book' when it came to her past, but inThe Last Black Unicorn, the Girls Trip star gives up the vivid details of how comedy became a part of her survival. Below she talks about a moment in her book with The Breakfast Club.
Tiffany uses the pain of life story to heal others in a no-holds-bar fashion that landed her book on the The New York Times Bestseller's list. It also got her sued by her ex-husband, William Stewart, who says the comedians' book is full of lies about him. According to theJasmineBRAND last month Stuart and his mother Elnora Daughtery, filed a $1 million defamation lawsuit against the 38-yr old actress, her co-author Tucker Max, and Simon & Shuster, Inc. who published her book. Stewart is reportedly suing over allegations of him being verbally, mentally and physically abusive to the point that Tiffany had a miscarriage.
Meanwhile, the comedy diva and other defendants tried to block the proceedings on grounds Stewart failed to properly notify them he had an issue with the book before filing the suit. The judge over the case denied their motion and sided with Mr. Stewart, paving the way for him to proceed with the suit. Now that he's got the green theJasmineBrand reports Stewart and his legal team issued a statement blaming Tiffany's co-author and publisher for stirring up trouble and convincing her to do the book:
“I know that everyone is focused on defendant Haddish, but she didn’t do this alone. The publisher, Simon & Schuster has a questionable history – they, among other things, enabled Milos Yiannopoulos after he was banned from twitter for racist hate speech against comedian Leslie Jones. Simon & Schuster’s parent company is CBS who continues to settle lawsuits for a pattern of bad behavior by executives.
Stewart goes on to say “Haddish’s ghostwriter is Tucker Max and his entire writing career was built on disgusting attempts to exploit, belittle and objectify women without regard. This is not just about Haddish. The defendants have disregarded principle, decency, or accuracy when there is an opportunity to profit. William Stewart is just their latest victim. And they never expected him to have the courage to take on such powerful interests.”
Allegations of abuse is Tiffany's word against Williams for now. Only time will reveal where all this legal drama will end. So far there's no word on a court date being set.