Tiffany Haddish Set to Face Off Against Ex-Husband in Court Over Her Claims in Memoir of His Abuse
Tiffany Haddish reportedly is scheduled to be in a Texas courtroom on April 20, 2020, because a judge set a trial date after her ex-husband William Stewart sued her for defamation, slander and libel.
The suit was filed in 2018 after Haddish said Stewart was abusive in her 2017 memoir “The Last Black Unicorn.” She also claimed Stewart caused a miscarriage during the abuse, and her ex is now seeking $1 million in damages.
In one chapter of the memoir titled “The Ex-Husband,” Haddish also said her ex stalked her, although she didn’t mention his name specifically. Simon & Schuster, the book’s publisher, is named in the lawsuit as well. Stewart hasn’t only denied that he abused or stalked his ex, he said that Haddish admitted it during a 2012 interview with comedian Dom Irrera.
“He never beat me up, he just choked me a little bit,” she said then.
In court documents, Stewart’s lawyer claimed the choking came from Haddish regularly requesting her ex “to choke her as part of their sexual intercourse,” and there was no abuse. Stewart also addressed a temporary restraining order that his ex filed against him during their marriage that she later tried to get dismissed.
“Ms. Haddish recanted the allegations in the TRO and pled with law enforcement to dismiss the TRO because it was untrue. In fact, she confessed to attacking Mr. Stewart,” court documents read.
Plus, before he filed the suit, Stewart said he wrote letters to Haddish in effort to settle everything out of court, but she responded with clichés like “Be patient your blessings are coming” and “Start to think positive so positive things can come your way. Because your blessings are waiting on you.”