TMZ says that Tiffany Haddish’s ex-husband William Stewart has sued her for the things she wrote about him in her 2017 memoirs, The Last Black Unicorn.
Tiffany claims in a chapter titled, “The Ex-Husband,” that she got married and divorced two times from William, although she never actually names him by name. Tiffany alleges that her ex-husband was a physically and verbally abusive monster who choked her and stalked her (she claims that in 2011, she got a restraining order against him). She also writes that her ex-husband’s mother (Elnora Daughtery) abused her son as a child, and knew he was abusing her, but did nothing to intervene. Possibly one of the heaviest allegations against her ex-husband in the book is when Tiffany alleges that his abuse caused her to lose their child she was carrying. William Stewart believes that Tiffany’s book belongs in the general fiction section of Barnes & Noble, because he claims that chapter on “The Ex-Husband” is all lies.
William claims in his lawsuit that he never married and divorced Tiffany twice; he claims they were married in 2008 and divorced in 2013. He also thinks it was shady of her to “anonymously” refer to him as just the ex-husband, since she’s only been married once, therefore making it pretty easy to identify him. He also doesn’t like that she dragged his mom into it.
William also calls BS on the restraining order story, saying in his lawsuit that any claims she made in that 2011 restraining order were later dismissed in court. As for the claim that his abuse was responsible for killing their unborn child, he says there’s no child here today because Tiffany got an abortion.
A lawyer for William released a statement to TMZ and implied that Tiffany made things up for money.
“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.”
William is suing Tiffany for libel, slander, and defamation, and he’s seeking $1 million in damages. He’s also listed the book’s ghostwriter Tucker Max and publisher Simon and Schuster as defendants. Tiffany hasn’t said anything about this lawsuit, but she did post the following video of her lord and savior Beyonce singing “Survivor.”
The choice of “Survivor” might imply that Tiffany believes she will get through this lawsuit with strength and dignity. Or maybe it’s a clue that she’s sending the bees from the Beyhive after him. William, you better think about purchasing a beekeeper suit, just in case.