The actress revealed in her Glamour cover story that she was raped when she was 17 years old by a police cadet.
Haddish, who co-stars in “The Last O.G.,” said she reported the incident at the time but doesn’t know if that was enough. “That whole experience put me in such a messed-up place for a long time,” she said, “and I ended up going to counseling.”
“Me just yelling out people’s names with no thought behind it is pointless. I need a plan,” Haddish shared. “I could be a voice, but what’s a voice going to do — just keep talking? Or is there action behind it?”
As a result, Haddish said, she maintains a defensive front in order to protect herself from unwanted advances from men.
“I notice that men are afraid of women that are aggressive. So to protect myself I become semi-aggressive,” she explained. “You hear about, ‘Tiffany always hitting on somebody,’ but that’s to keep them from hitting on me.”