William Stewart files lawsuit against the comedienne after she claimed in her memoir that he turned into a controlling, abusive husband after they got married.
Comedienne Tiffany Haddish is facing legal action from her ex-husband after she detailed allegations of domestic abuse and harassment in her memoir.
The “Girls Trip” star released “The Last Black Unicorn” in December, 2017, and dedicated a whole chapter to her life with her former spouse, who she refused to name, simply titling the section, “The Ex-Husband”.
In the book, she depicted her police officer ex as a monster, recalling how he allegedly stalked her to track her down after meeting on a cruise ship vacation, on which he reportedly secretly filmed her from a distance.
After they married, she claimed he turned into a controlling, abusive husband, and suggested one beating resulted in the death of their unborn child.
While the man wasn’t identified by name, Tiffany made it clear he was the only guy she had ever married, and now William Stewart has come forward to sue Haddish, accusing her of lying about his behaviour and exaggerating other incidents for the sake of fame and money.
According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ.com, Stewart is objecting to the claims of choking, kidnapping, and stalking, and alleges Tiffany was the one who terminated her pregnancy after going to an abortion clinic.
He also disputes Tiffany’s memory that they were married twice, insisting they only tied the knot once, in 2008, and divorced in 2013, and takes issue with the mention of his mother reportedly abusing Stewart as a child, and statements alleging she failed to do anything about her son’s own purportedly violent behaviour.
The Stewart’s attorney, Michael Sterling, tells TMZ, “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.”
Stewart is suing for libel, slander and defamation, and demanding more than $1 million (£751,400) in damages.
Haddish’s co-author Tucker Max and publishers at Simon and Schuster have also been named as defendants.
They have yet to comment on the suit.
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