Tiffany Haddish reveals she was raped at 17

Tiffany Haddish (PHOTO: Gallo/Getty Images)
Tiffany Haddish (PHOTO: Gallo/Getty Images)

Los Angeles - Tiffany Haddish has revealed that she was raped as a teenager by a police cadet.

The comedienne made the confession in the latest edition of US Glamour, where she appears on the cover.

Speaking of the experience, the 38-year-old admits she reported the incident but nothing came of it – which “put me in such a messed-up place for a long time, and I ended up going to counselling”.

The Girls Trip star added that the sexual assault also changed the way she presents herself. “I notice that men are afraid of women that are aggressive. So to protect myself I become semi-aggressive. You hear about ‘Tiffany always hitting on somebody’, but that’s to keep them from hitting on me.”

In light of the #MeToo movement, which aims to speak out about the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood and especially in the workplace – Tiffany says she still has problems making peace with the situation.

“Me just yelling out people’s names with no thought behind it is pointless. I need a plan. I could be a voice, but what’s a voice going to do — just keep talking? Or is there action behind it?”

In the interview the actress also revealed she doesn’t “really have time” for a relationship, not that she minds and she tells the magazine “I’ve had enough somebodies”.

She also candidly confesses, “I done ran through 38 dudes, OK? Body count, yeah. Mine is 38. Write it down. Let them know. I've had 38 experiences.”

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