It is interesting that the lawyer going after the comic/actress is the same lawyer who has been involved with a lot of clients who have been accused of shaking down the rich and famous for money, but quickly back down once pressure is applied.
Who Is Andrew Brettler? Tiffany Haddish Hires Same Lawyer as Prince Andrew
Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has hired Hollywood entertainment lawyer Andrew Brettler, who previously represented Prince Andrew, after she was accused of child sexual abuse in a new lawsuit.
The lawsuit, which was first reported by The Daily Beast, alleges that Haddish and fellow comedian Aries Spears sexually abused a girl and her brother, who were 14 and 7 years old at the time, in two separate incidents in 2013 and 2014. The lawsuit alleges that the comedians coerced the siblings to participate in sexually explicit skits.
On Friday, Brettler said that the allegations filed on Tuesday against Haddish and Spears are “bogus claims.”
The entertainment lawyer also said that the plaintiff’s mother has been trying to “assert” those claims for “several years,” according to NBC News, and added that the mother and daughter who made the allegations will “face the consequences of pursuing this frivolous action.”
Debra Opri, an attorney for Spears, told The Los Angeles Times, that “he isn’t going to fall for any shakedown,” when contacted for comment.
The entertainment lawyer, who is a partner at Los Angeles litigation firm Lavely & Singer, has represented controversial figures in the past who were accused of sexual misconduct, including Prince Andrew, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, filmmaker Bryan Singer, and actor Chris Noth.
According to Lavely & Singer’s website, Brettler has been a practicing lawyer since 2005 and was admitted to several courts, including New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, and all U.S. District Courts in New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, and all U.S. District Courts in California. – Source
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