Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots Theory: Did Melissa Rape Jeffery?

By Jeremy Carden

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This particular HAHN blog is more of an opinionated blog than a theory. I just want you to keep that in mind while reading through this.

One of the most climatic points in Season 2 involved Jeffery finally having sex for the first time; with a female!


Setup on a blind date by Veronica, Jeffery meets Melissa who is practically a younger version of his mother. They both drink a lot during the date, but for different reasons…

Jeffery was highly uncomfortable being on a date with a woman because he is gay. Not to mention the fact that she was a blabbermouth so he “had” to drink in order to cope. Melissa was once in a sorority and she had been known to drink too much and even tells Jeffery that she can get a little crazy when drunk.


After the date, they both go to Jeffery’s apartment even though he really didn’t want Melissa to come up because both had been drinking and he wanted them to be responsible. However, Melissa wasn’t having it and she literally forced herself on him which resulted in drunken sex.

Most fans are quick to label Melissa as a rapist for what she did to poor Jeffery. In my opinion, I’m one of the people who say that Jeffery could have, should have and would have stopped ANY of this from happening if he had been honest with Melissa. He was more concerned with keeping her from finding out that he was gay. True he had been drinking, but he was sober enough to keep her from “raping” him.


Comparing what happened to Jeffery with what happened between Professor Cannon and Amanda really isn’t fair. Amanda was belittled and insulted before she was physically abused by Cannon. Melissa was doing the same to Jeffery (in a way) with her saying that it was time that he became that type of guy after he said that he wasn’t the kind of guy to have sex with someone he just met. Not to mention her turning on porn with his laptop (the guy must not have a password the way she easily opened up his computer and turned it on…) in order to help him get in the mood.


I did feel bad for the guy since he was only able to “get it up” for a couple of seconds because as he told Landon “I was thinking about another guy” (obviously Wyatt). In any case, if he didn’t want to tell Melissa that he was gay then he could have at least overpowered his drunk date (not physically beat her or anything but at least held her off) to the point of them not having sex.

Even Melissa said “Queer eye for a straight guy” after seeing how nicely decorated Jeffery’s apartment was. That was just a small hint to who he truly was but she did not notice it. I do wonder if she will ever know the truth about him…


How do you feel about all of this? Do you think Jeffery was raped by Melissa or because he was not honest with her was he taken advantage of in a situation that he could have easily prevented?

Like what you read? Then be sure to follow me on Twitter (@jccarden) because on Tuesday nights at 9 PM I’m on there tweeting during each new episode of the #HAHN! Also follow my blog so you can enjoy my new articles when they are posted. Until January 6th my faithful readers!!!! 

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