Tiffany Haddish’s e-book, The Last Black Unicorn, earned the entertainer a profession spotlight whereas additionally opening up the door to litigation. Her ex-husband, William Stuart, filed a defamation lawsuit in opposition to the comic, alongside along with her co-author, Tucker Max, and writer, for printing and disseminating lies about him.
Last month, Stuart gained the primary half their court docket battle. The defendants tried to dam his authorized proceedings, stating that the lawsuit ought to be thrown out for his failure to correctly inform them the difficulty earlier than submitting his plaint. The choose dominated in Stuart’s favor, permitting him to pursue punitive damages in opposition to the defendants. He is looking for $1 million in compensation.
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His authorized workforce has clarified their level focus, putting the blame on the writer and co-author/ghostwriter, the notorious Tucker Max.
“I do know that everybody is targeted on defendant Haddish, however she didn’t do that alone. The writer, Simon & Schuster has a questionable historical past – they, amongst different issues, enabled Milos Yiannopoulos after he was banned from twitter for racist hate speech in opposition to comic Leslie Jones. Simon & Schuster’s dad or mum firm is CBS who continues to settle lawsuits for a sample unhealthy habits by executives.
“Haddish’s ghostwriter is Tucker Max and his whole writing profession was constructed on disgusting makes an attempt to use, belittle and objectify girls with out regard. This is not only about Haddish. The defendants have disregarded precept, decency, or accuracy when there is a chance to prit. William Stewart is simply their newest sufferer. And they by no means anticipated him to have the braveness to tackle such highly effective pursuits.”