Tiffany Haddish is being sued by her ex-husband William Stewart for more than $1,000,000 in a libel, slander and defamation suit over the way he’s portrayed in her 2017 book The Last Black Unicorn.
Stewart, according to court docs obtained by TMZ, denies unflattering assertions of his persona, as he wasn’t named in the tome, and claims the Los Angeles native spread false information about him in the book chapter, The Ex-Husband.
In the book, the 38-year-old actress says that the only man she ever married – a description which only fits Stewart – beat, kidnapped and stalked her, and implicated his abusive ways led to her having a miscarriage.
Stewart, in response, said that the Girls Trip actress had an abortion, and that accusations she made seven years ago were lies that a court dismissed.
Stewart, an army veteran, said their five years of marriage spanned from 2008-2013, and that Haddish falsely claimed they, on two occasions, had married and divorce.
Stewart told the court he was displeased Haddish said that his mother, named Elnora Daughtery, abused Stewart during his youth, and turned a willing blind eye to his poor treatment of Haddish.
‘For the defendants’ own profit, they painted my clients as abusers in a best-selling book,’ Stewart’s lawyer, Michael Sterling, told the outlet.
He continued: ‘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.’
Sterling said that ‘powerful people and influential corporations can’t intentionally and recklessly destroy someone’s reputation with malicious lies for their own profit’ and that amid futile attempts to privately reconcile the situation, they have ‘no choice, but to seek legal recourse.’
Stewart has also included Tucker Max, who co-wrote the book with the actress, and the publishing company, Simon and Schuster, in the suit.
Get more stuff like this
in your inbox
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.