Terry Crews' brave confession of being a victim of sexual assault by the hands of Hollywood agent Adam Venit was initially met with some disappointing responses from Black men — which the actor admitted cut him deeply.
Now, with time passing since the incident and with Venit getting what he deserved, Crews has taken to social media to seemingly backtrack, apologizing to the Black men who he claimed abandoned him in his time of need.
As previously reported, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine opened up about being sexually assaulted by Venit at an industry event dating back to 2017. The actor claimed he grabbed and squeezed his crotch.
After speaking his truth, Crews was bombarded with emasculating comments from men claiming he was weak for failing to physically retaliate to the unwarranted gesture.
In addressing the backlash, he admitted in an interview that Black women were the ones who supported him while his fellow Black men turned their backs and mocked him.
"Black men did not want any part of it," he said. "All my support came from Black women. Straight up... A lot of guys were just like, 'Man, you weak. You sorry. You should have hit him. You should've knocked him out. You should have did all this stuff.' Black women were like, 'No, no, it doesn't work like that.' I was shocked at the split within my own community."
Most recently, after Crews made these statements, he took to Twitter to "apologize to the Black men that were hurt" by his remarks.
"Truth is, if it had no happened to me, I would have been suspicious and doubtful too," he said, admitting to the initial problem that caused the social media uproar on this issue, in the first place.
Take a look, below:
Some of his followers expressed their disgust and disappointment both for his apology for doing nothing wrong to warrant his own assault, but also for admitting to potentially being a part of the reason why male victims of sexual assault do not come forward.
After facing backlash recently over comments about kids needing both maternal and paternal figures in their lives, it really seems like Terry just can’t win on the internet.
Take a look at the unexpected backlash to his apology, below:
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