Tiffany Haddish is an open book when it comes to her life before fame, which is probably why we can’t seem to get enough of the hilarious breakout star.
The Girls Trip actress opened up about some of those experiences in her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, which was published back in December.
In the chapter titled “The Ex-Husband,” Haddish, 38, revealed that throughout her five-year marriage (from 2008 to 2013), she suffered domestic violence at the hands of her ex-husband. Haddish claimed that her ex choked, kidnapped and stalked her, as well as implied that his abuse might have led to the miscarriage of their unborn child, reports TMZ. Stewart denied the allegations, saying that Haddish had an abortion.
Although Haddish never actually mentions his name in the memoir, William Stewart says he was married to the Los Angeles native and has decided to file a lawsuit against her, according to TMZ. Per a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Stewart is suing Haddish for $1,000,000, claiming that she defamed him in the New York Times bestselling book.
In a statement, Stewart’s attorney Michael Sterling told TMZ: “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.”
Haddish’s representative did not immediately respond to TMZ’s efforts seeking comment.