In August of last year, comedian D.L. Hughley commented on Terry Crews' alleged sexual assault with an awful take. "I think that now everybody's so into this notion that, 'It happened to me too,'" Hughley said. "Hey motherfucker. God gave you muscles so you could say no and mean it." Understandably, Crews took issue with his comments, and responded to Hughley via Twitter on Sunday.
"Are you implying I 'wanted' to be sexually assaulted?" Crews asked Hughley on Twitter. "You saw the video," he responded. "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?," Crews said to the comedian, who then went on to say, "That's different than slapping the shit outa [sic] him."
In response to his comments, Crews addressed the comedian in another series of tweets. "I have looked up to you my whole career as one of the funniest most talented people I’ve ever seen. I remember when I saw you warming up the crowd at FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR and I thought 'this man is a genius.' But now you are an example of when comedy turns to sarcasm and cynicism. And you find it extremely easy to get jokes at someone else expense. You mock my success, but all I ever did was support you."
He also called out 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, and Tariq Nasheed for mocking his sexual assaut. "ABUSER PROTECT ABUSERS but they MOCK SURVIVORS as well. When you see me, keep it moving," he wrote. In a final tweet, Crews quoted what Hughley had to say, writing, "If you truly feel that is a correct way to deal with toxic behavior... Should I slap the shit out of you?"
Crews alleges that he was sexually assaulted by former WME agent Adam Venit. Venit has since apologized to Crews. He also exited his role at WME after the agency reached a settlement with Crews last year.