Tiffany Haddish’s ex-husband lawyered up and now he’s coming for her coins.
According to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, William Stewart is suing the comedienne for libel, slander and defamation after allegations of abuse were detailed in her book, “The Last Black Unicorn.” He’s asking for $1,000,000 in damages.
In the memoir she never mentioned him by name, but she does describe her ex-husband as physically abusive and the reason she lost an unborn child.
In legal documents, Stewart says he is the only husband she has ever had so that automatically identifies him as the alleged abuser. He also shot back and said the only reason Haddish lost her baby is because she went to the doctor to get an abortion.
“For the defendants’ own profit, they painted my clients as abusers in a best-selling book,” his attorney Michael Sterling said. “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,” he added. “We look forward to our day in court.”
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