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