The plaintiffs were referred to as “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” in the lawsuit, and said their names are being withheld to protect their privacy.
According to the complaint, a copy of which was obtained by CNN, “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” were 14 and 7 years old, respectively, when Haddish and Spears participated in the sexually suggestive videos in 2013 and 2014.
The pair are siblings and Haddish was a “longtime family friend” of her mother. The incidents allegedly occurred while Haddish was trying to help young people break into show business, according to the lawsuit.
At the time the lawsuit was filed, an attorney for Haddish said in a statement to CNN that the plaintiff’s mother “has been trying to assert these false claims against Ms. Haddish for several years.”
“All of the attorneys who initially took her case — and there were several — eventually dropped the case once it became clear that the claims were not without merit and that Ms. Haddish would not budge,” the statement said, adding the mother. “her adult daughter is representing herself in this case. They will both face the consequences of taking this lighthearted action together.”
Jane Doe filed a notice of dismissal on Tuesday and the case was dismissed based on documentation provided to CNN by a rep for Haddish. Dismissal with prejudice means that the case cannot be refiled.
CNN has reached out to “Jane Doe” for comment.
Attorneys for Haddish and Spears did not respond to CNN’s requests for comment.
Asked by TMZ if she thought the layoff might help, Haddish replied, “I don’t know, bro. I don’t have a job.”
In another TMZ video, the actor said he was “worried about the kids and making sure they were OK,” adding that he felt “relieved” that the lawsuit had been dropped and that he wasn’t talking to Spears.