Actress Tiffany Haddish has shared her own #MeToo story in a recent interview.
Tiffany Haddish is known for her starring roles in comedies – from Girls Trip and Uncle Drew – it’s fair to say, she certainly knows how to make an audience laugh.
But Haddish has revealed that in contrast she’s had to face more than her fair share of struggles growing up — including being raped at the age of 17.
Sharing her own #MeToo story, the actress revealed her rapist was a police cadet. Though she did not name the cadet, nor did she say where the incident took place, Haddish told Glamour magazine that at the time, she reported the incident to authorities.
“That whole experience put me in such a messed-up place for a long time and I ended up going to counseling,” she said, noting that she still struggles with the concept of justice.
“Me just yelling out people’s names with no thought behind it is pointless. I need a plan,” she continued. “I could be a voice, but what’s a voice going to do — just keep talking? Or is there action behind it?”
In her 2017 memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, the comedian wrote about being brought up by her mother who suffered from ill mental health. She also detailed her abusive marriage. He has denied the allegations.
Haddish, went on to discuss her now changed attitudes towards men.
“I notice that men are afraid of women that are aggressive. So to protect myself I become semi-aggressive,” she said. “You hear about, ‘Tiffany always hitting on somebody,’ but that’s to keep them from hitting on me.”
“I’ve had experiences where directors or producers are like [suggestively], ‘You want this job?’” she added. “I might get real bossy and say, ‘First off, don’t nobody want to see your little d—!’ I get loud, all that.”
Haddish’s next film, Nobody’s Fool, is out later this year.
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