Terry Crews Blasts Comedian D.L. Hughley for Mocking His Sexual Assault Claim
Terry Crews to D.L. Hughley: "Are you implying I 'wanted' to be sexually assaulted?"
On Sunday morning via Twitter, Terry Crews tore into comedian, D.L. Hughley over his comment from an August 2018 interview.
Hughley, host of his own afternoon radio show, said of Crews' admission of being sexually assaulted by former WME agent Adam Venit: "I think that now everybody's so into this notion that, 'It happened to me too.' Hey, motherf-----. God gave you muscles so you could say no and mean it."
Hughley recently has publicly stated that he doubted Crews' allegations of sexual misconduct by Venit.
Crews, who is 50-years-old, stated that he used to admire the comedian until he discovered that comment. Now, he believes that Hughley is just plain sarcastic and a cynic. He confronted the comedian on Twitter yesterday to ask if he really thought that violence was the answer.
"If you truly feel that is a correct way to deal with toxic behavior," Crews tweeted. "Should I slap the sh-- out of you?"
Hughley didn't elaborate further on his initial comment but simply replied: "You saw the video!"
Crews quickly shot back: "Sir you said I should have pushed him back, or restrained him and I DID ALL THOSE THINGS... but you act like I didn't. Were you there?"
But Hughley isn't the only Black man who's apparently thrown shots at Crews' assault. He, openly, criticized rapper 50 Cent, former record mogul Russell Simmons and hotep extraordinare Tariq Nasheed for laughing at his abuse and "mocking survivors."
What's ironic and completely hypocritical about Hughley's perspective is his own daughter was sexually assaulted by his friend. He even expressed how he failed her in an interview from 2015.
He stated in the interview with Sway: "The reason it [his daughter's assault] hits home to me is because my youngest daughter said something happened to her and because it was somebody I liked, I didn't believe her. I'll never get that back. I'm supposed to protect her. I'll never get that back. She told her father something and he didn't do nothing about it because it was inconvenient."
Hughley admitted to failing to defend his daughter. Isn't that one of the primary roles of a father? Not only did Hughley not slap his daughter's violator but he didn't file charges against the creep either.
Hughley's dismissal of Crews' assault is deplorable without question but what makes the situation even more ghastly is that he is a coward who spoke out of turn. If he isn't willing to stand up for his own flesh and blood, why would Hughley opine about Crews taking a courageous stand against sexual violence?
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UPDATED: Feb. 8, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. EST
As the hashtag #IBelieveVanessa circulates on Twitter, in regard to Dr. Vanessa Tyson's claim that she was sexually assaulted by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax, another accuser has stepped forward.
Lawyers for Meredith Watson released a statement Friday saying that Fairfax raped her in 2000 while they were both Duke University students. Watson is calling for Fairfax's resignation.
Another woman is accusing Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. Meredith Watson says Fairfax raped her while they were students, according this tweet. https://t.co/6T0mKZprxG
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) February 8, 2019
Below is the statement:
We serve as counsel for Meredith Watson, who was raped by Justin Fairfax in 2000, while they were both students at Duke University. Mr. Fairfax's attack was premeditated and aggressive. The two were friends but never dated or had any romantic relationship.
Ms. Watson shared her account of the rape with friends in a series of emails and Facebook messages that are now in our possession. Additionally, we have statements from former classmates corroborating that Ms. Watson immediately told friends that Mr. Fairfax had raped her.
Ms. Watson was upset to learn that Mr. Fairfax raped at least one other woman after he attacked her. The details of Ms. Watson's attack are similar to those described by Dr. Vanessa Tyson.
At this time, Ms. Watson is reluctantly coming forward out of a strong sense of civic duty and her belief that those seeking or serving in public office should be of the highest character. She has no interest in becoming a media personality or reliving the trauma that has greatly affected her life. Similarly, she is not seeking any financial damages.
On behalf of our client, we have notified Justin Fairfax through his attorneys that Ms. Watson hopes he will resign from public office.
ORIGINAL STORY: Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's Accuser, Vanessa Tyson, Gains Support
Dr. Vanessa Tyson, a fellow at Stanford University, an associate professor at Scripps College, and a founding member of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Survivor Speakers' Bureau, released a statement, detailing what she says was sexual assault by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax at the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004.
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The perpetrators have yet to be identified but police are collecting information about individuals that were in the area at the time of the attack.
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Chicago police said an envelope with white powder and a threatening letter with magazine cut outs pasted on paper was received at Cinespace Studios, where Empire is filmed, on January 22.
HAZMAT responded, but the white substance turned out to be aspirin.
Police have released photos of two individuals wanted for questioning.
Video of Smollett walking into a hotel after the attack with a noose around his neck, along with the noose and his sweater have also been acquired to help try to identify more clues to find the attackers.
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Smollett family's statement said this was a "violent and unprovoked attack," and "a racial and homophobic hate crime."
A witness, who requested anonymity, described a "creepy" white man outside the building with a clothesline hanging from his pants, staring at another man near another entrance about 300 hundred feet away.
She told TMZ, "He looked out of place." He had scruff on his face, wearing a blue winter beanie, a blue zip-up sweatshirt with a hood and blue jeans that were too short. He had "thick, grey hunting socks" with camel-colored dress shoes.
She talked to detectives when she found out there was an attack.