Tiffany Haddish says she lost 'a bit of my soul' after being sexually assaulted by a police cadet

Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish
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  • Tiffany Haddish says after she was sexually assault at 17 by a police cadet her interactions with law enforcement was affected for years to come.
  • The Girls Trip actor says she wanted to get "justice" but "nobody really helped".
  • She described the incident as "traumatising" and said she "lost this little bit of [her] soul".

Tiffany Haddish is opening up about the time she was sexually assaulted at 17.

The Girls Trip star, who first spoke about the incident in 2018, said back then that it "put [her] in such a messed-up place for a long time". "I ended up going to counselling," she said in an interview with Glamour.

Now, in an upcoming interview with Vivica A. Fox on Hustling With Vivica A. Fox, the 40-year-old reveals how it affected her relationships and interactions with police for years to come.

According to E! News, in the upcoming episode of the podcast series Tiffany talks about wanting to get "revenge". She explains: "I dated a police officer, a judge, a lawyer. I dated several different kinds of dudes, thinking, 'Oh if I date them, they'll love me and they'll try to help me with my crusade of getting justice for my family and myself.' But they was like, 'Nah.'"

The actor said "nobody really helped" and she felt like she "lost this little bit of [her] soul".

"I had to learn revenge is not really where it's at. Really the true revenge is in your success. I don't know why I thought these police would do something to this other police officer because he took advantage of me—like I wasn't even taken advantage of, that motherfucker just took me."

The Night School star went on to talk about her experiences of racism amid demonstrations in the US, detailing an incident in which police pointed their gun on her after finding her smoking weed in her car.

The actor has joined many other celebs in recent weeks in protest after the murder of George Floyd.

Speaking to CNN earlier this month she still gets pulled over despite her celebrity status and owning a fancy car.

"Every time I get pulled over, I think to myself like 'Damn, you know, I work all hard to be recognised.' I shouldn't be afraid when I see those lights come on behind me, right? I shouldn't feel like, 'Is this gonna be the last day that I'm on earth? I shouldn't feel like it's dangerous to be born the way I was born.'"

She added: "It's scary, you shouldn't be scared to be in America. It's supposed to be the land of the free, the home of the brave and you're supposed to be able to have a pursuit of happiness. We're just trying to pursue that you don't get killed today."      

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