Tiffany Haddish wants the lawsuit from former friend Trizah Morris to move to private court.
According to Radar Online, Haddish claimed her ex-friend had signed an agreement with confidentiality preventing her from speaking publicly about things.
The comedian and attorney Shawn Holley have apparently asked for the lawsuit to go to arbitration, where a private judge hears a case without a jury, and the case stays closed to the public.
Tiffany Haddish Wants This Case Kept Under Wraps From The Public
Last month, Morris sued Haddish and comedian Aries Spears over sexually inappropriate skits they made with kids.
Apparently, one skit had Spears pretending to be a pedophile when he was close to Morris’ young son.
However, Haddish and Spears have denied all the allegations, claiming the allegations were baseless.
And Morris’ kids dismissed their lawsuit last year.
“My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years – and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything that could harm us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us.”
But months later, Morris sued Tiffany Haddish and Spears, insisting they defamed her during the initial lawsuit by portraying her as an extortionist.
Haddish’s attorney claimed that this wasn’t the first time Morris had made such claims.
“Plaintiff’s mother, Trizah Morris, has been trying to assert these bogus claims against Ms. Haddish for several years. Every attorney who has initially taken on her case — and there were several — ultimately dropped the matter once it became clear that the claims were meritless and Ms. Haddish would not be shaken down. Now, Ms. Morris has her adult daughter representing herself in this lawsuit. The two of them will together face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action.”
A judge hasn’t ruled on Haddish’s motion.