Tiffany Haddish may have to dig $1 million deep into her pocket if ordered by the judge that just allowed her ex-husband to pursue a million dollar defamation case against her and her book’s writers.

According to her ex, William Stuart, Haddish’s book, ‘The Last Black Unicorn,’ contains lies and was written by a known racist author. Stuart filed a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, along with her co-author, Tucker Max, and publisher, for allegedly printing and disseminating lies about him. Last month, William Stuart won the first part of their court battle. The defendants tried to block his legal proceedings, stating that the lawsuit should be thrown out for his failure to properly inform them of the issue before filing his plaint. The judge ruled in Stuart’s favor, allowing him to pursue punitive damages against the defendants and he is now seeking $1 million in compensation.

His legal team has clarified their point of focus, placing the blame on the publisher and co-author/ghostwriter, the infamous Tucker Max. “I know that everyone is focused on defendant Haddish, but she didn’t do this alone. The publisher, Simon & Schuster has a questionable history – they, among other things, enabled Milos Yiannopoulos after he was banned from twitter for racist hate speech against comedian Leslie Jones. Simon & Schuster’s parent company is CBS who continues to settle lawsuits for a pattern of bad behavior by executives. Haddish’s ghostwriter is Tucker Max and his entire writing career was built on disgusting attempts to exploit, belittle and objectify women without regard. This is not just about Haddish. The defendants have disregarded principle, decency, or accuracy when there is an opportunity to profit. William Stewart is just their latest victim. And they never expected him to have the courage to take on such powerful interests.”