Tiffany Haddish Is Still Grappling With Her Own #MeToo Story
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Tiffany Haddish causes side-splitting laughter in just about every role she plays. The actress was the breakout star of 2017’s Girls Tripis set to do the same in upcoming comedy Night School, and currently goes toe-to-toe with Tracy Morgan in The Last O.G., which was renewed for a second season in April. But she’s flourishing in the present, it’s Haddish’s past that pushes her to hustle and make other’s smile. In a recent interview with Glamour, the comedian opens up about being raised in foster care after her mother suffered from brain damage and reveals that at 17, she was raped by a police cadet.
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Speaking with the publication, she shared her own #MeToo story and revealed that she still grapples with what justice would look like for her. “That whole experience put me in such a messed-up place for a long time, and I ended up going to counseling,” she told the magazine. “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?” Haddish says that since then, she’s kept her armor up. “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.” And, while the actress says she doesn’t really have time to date, she admits that she’s “had enough somebodies.” “I done ran through 38 dudes, OK? Body count, yeah. Mine is 38. Write it down. Let them know. I’ve had 38 experiences.” At the moment, Haddish is focused on hustling, building her empire and setting an example for young people in foster care. “I want to get on that Forbes magazine, not for the money, but to be an example to other foster youths that it don’t matter how low from the bottom you are, you can always rise to the top if you believe in yourself.”