D.L. Hughley got here beneath hearth Sunday when actor Terry Crews slammed the comic on Twitter for feedback he made final yr mocking Crews’ alleged sexual assault.
In a video posted to YouTube in August 2018, Hughley is requested throughout an interview with Vlad TV what he thinks of “the entire Terry Crews factor,” referring to the actor’s allegation in October 2017 that Hollywood expertise agent Adam Venit had grabbed his penis and testicles throughout a celebration the yr earlier than.
“I believe it’s arduous for me to suppose dude with all these muscular tissues can’t inform an agent to not contact his ass,” Hughley had stated. “I don’t perceive. I believe that now all people’s so into this notion that, ‘It occurred to me too.’ Hey, motherfucker, God gave you muscular tissues so you may say no and imply it.”
Hughley later joked within the interview that he felt “inferior” as a result of homosexual males by no means tried to flirt with him.
“I’m not horny sufficient for that,” he stated. “Right here’s my drawback: I’ve at all times needed to speak ladies into intercourse with me, so I think about it must be the identical means with a homosexual dude.”
Crews on Sunday tweeted a hyperlink to the resurfaced video and requested whether or not Hughley meant to suggest that he had “wished” to be sexually assaulted.
“You advised the world ‘God Gave Me Muscle groups So I May Say No,” Crews tweeted. “Are you implying that I ‘wished’ to be sexually assaulted? I’m listening, sir.”
Hughley appeared to face by his feedback minutes later, tweeting that Crews “noticed the video.”
Crews replied that he had “pushed” Venit after the alleged assault. However Hughley continued to taunt the “Deadpool 2” actor for not “slapping the shit” out of his assailant on the time.
The back-and-forth ended with Crews questioning whether or not he ought to “slap the shit out of” Hughley over his “poisonous conduct.”
Hughley shared an Instagram publish hours later that said, “It’s at all times the those that know you the least, that choose you probably the most,” with the hashtags #isaidwhatisaid and #notakebacks.
Each Hughley and Crews declined HuffPost’s request for remark.
Crews was one of many first males in Hollywood to come back ahead with a sexual assault allegation amid the wave of Me Too accusations in October 2017. Venit apologized to Crews in March 2018 earlier than resigning from expertise company William Morris Endeavor in September.
Hughley isn’t the one movie star to make gentle of Crews’ alleged sexual assault. Rapper 50 Cent and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons mocked Crews in June 2018 after he testified earlier than Congress about being allegedly groped.
Simmons had requested Crews to present Venit “a move” in early November 2017. Weeks later, Simmons stepped down from his companies following a number of sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to him.
Crews on Sunday referred to as out the boys for deciding his sexual assault was “hilarious.”
“ABUSERS PROTECT ABUSERS however they MOCK SURVIVORS as properly,” Crews tweeted. “Once you see me, preserve it shifting.”
Twitter customers, together with Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice King, rallied in assist of Crews of Sunday.
“I recognize your braveness,” King wrote to Crews. “You’re a compassionate, educating voice for male victims of sexual assault. Thanks for standing.”
This story has been up to date with extra tweets from Crews.