August 1, 2018

Tiffany Haddish Opens Up On Being Raped At Age 17 By A Police Cadet

Tiffany Haddish Opens Up On Being Raped At Age 17 By A Police Cadet
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The #MeToo movement has given women around the country a voice into sharing their stories of being sexually abused or raped in hopes that it would help bring a stop to the actions.

In a brand new interview with Glamour, Tiffany Haddish opened up about her own experience as a 17-year-old when she was raped by a police cadet.

“That whole experience put me in such a messed-up place for a long time, and I ended up going to counseling,” she said. “I notice that men are afraid of women that are aggressive. So to protect myself I become semi-aggressive.”

She later continued.

“Me just yelling out people’s names with no thought behind it is pointless. I need a plan,” Haddish says. “I could be a voice, but what’s a voice going to do — just keep talking? Or is there action behind it? I notice that men are afraid of women that are aggressive. So to protect myself I become semi-aggressive,” the comedian continues. “You hear about, ‘Tiffany always hitting on somebody,’ but that’s to keep them from hitting on me.”

The comedian also revealed times where directors would try to pressure her into performing sexual favors in exchange for movie roles.

“I’ve had experiences where directors or producers are like, ‘You want this job?’ ” she says “I might get real bossy and say, ‘First off, don’t nobody want to see your little dick!’ I get loud, all that.”

Read the full interview here.

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“I was low on the totem pole. Now I’m number, like, three on the call sheet. It’s a whole other ballpark.”

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