Tiffany Haddish‘s ex-husband, William Stewart, is suing the comedian for detailing “untrue” stories of abuse in her book The Last Black Unicorn, released in December 2017.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ on Friday, the Girls Trip star accuses Stewart of choking, kidnapping, and stalking her during their 5-year marriage.
Although the funny lady does not mention Stewart’s name in the chapter “The Ex-Husband,” he says he is the only person she has ever been married to.
In the collection of essays, Haddish hints that Stewart’s alleged abuse is to blame for the death of her unborn child. Stewart denies this, and claims Haddish had an abortion.
While Tiffany says they were married AND divorced twice, Stewart says they simply got married in 2008 and later divorced in 2013.
Although Haddish reportedly filed a restraining order against him in 2011, he says the claims are false and were dismissed in court.
Stewart also slams his ex-wife for writing about his mother, Elnora Daughtery. Allegedly, Tiffany says Elnora abused Stewart as a child, and knew Stewart abused her during their marriage, but did nothing.
According to Stewart’s lawyer Michael Sterling:
“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.”
Stewart is suing Tiffany, co-author Tucker Max, and publisher Simon and Schuster for libel, slander, and defamation, and is asking for damages in excess of $1,000,000.
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