Tiffany Haddish is learning the hard way about the hoopla that can arise due to the divulgence of secrets.
After causing a commotion with her reports of an unnamed actress biting the face of music superstar Beyonce, now – less than a month ahead of her historic gig as the first Black female hostess of the MTV Movie & TV Awards (click here to read more) – the rising star was greeted with news her ex-husband has filed a defamation lawsuit against her for claims he was abusive.
$1 million in damages.
That’s how much Haddish’s former spouse, William Stewart, is requesting after he discovered allegations of his ‘abusive behavior’ in her memoir, ‘The Last Black Unicorn.’ In the chapter titled ‘The Ex-Husband,’ the ‘Girls Trip’ star alleges he choked, stalked, and kidnapped her over the course of their marriage – abuse, she details, that eventually led to the loss of their unborn child.
Stewart not only denies the abuse claims, but asserts the child was lost due to a voluntarily abortion by Haddish. To clear his name, he’s suing the actress, her autobiography’s co-author, and the publisher.
In a statement Stewart’s attorney said:
“For the defendants’ own profit, they painted my clients as abusers in a best-selling book. After a thorough review of the facts and evidence, we know that the assertions made by the defendants about my clients in “The Last Black Unicorn” are patently untrue.”
“Powerful people and influential corporations can’t intentionally and recklessly destroy someone’s reputation with malicious lies for their own profit. After exhausting our ability to solve this matter privately, we have been left with no choice, but to seek legal recourse. We look forward to our day in court.”