Tiffany Haddish Reveals She Was Raped at 17

Updated: Aug 3, 2018

Tiffany Haddish is no stranger to sharing her truth.

In a new cover story with Glamour Magazine, the 38-year-old comedian reveals she was raped by a police cadet when she was 17:

"That whole experience put me in such a messed-up place for a long time, and I ended up going to counseling."

Haddish said she reported the rape to authorities at the time, but still struggles with what real justice would look like. 

According to her Glamour interview, she said the rapist, was a man who offered to give her a ride home after her high school homecoming dance. Instead, he drove her to his place: 

“So we get there and we get to his place and I see, like, handcuffs and a police uniform and I’m like, ’What’s that? Is that like a Halloween costume or something?

And he’s like, ‘No, I’m a cadet, I’m training to be in the police force,'"

“Next thing I know, I’ve got one arm up in the handcuff, and he’s got me pinned down.”

Haddish said she tried to defend herself, but was unsuccessful with only one arm:

“He raped me, he was stronger than me. It was the worst feeling in the world." 

She then revealed how this impacted her:

“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.” 

Head over to Glamour to read Haddish’s full interview.

(via HP)

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