Terry Crews: ‘White People In America Can Do A Lot of Things I’d be Arrested For’

"You know you’re privileged when you don’t recognize all your privileges."

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Terry Crews previously filed a police report against Adam Venit. (Gage Skidmore)

Terry Crews has been outspoken about his sexual assault at the hands of a Hollywood agent, but some still don’t feel he fought back enough. One such person pointed that out to the comedian Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Crews hit back with a lesson about white privilege.

User @conundrumstix tweeted Crews a link to an article about “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Jason Priestley’s experience with Harvey Weinstein. The former movie mogul has been outed in the industry after numerous sexual harassment claims have been levied against him.

“Back in 1995, when that event happened with Harvey Weinstein, I didn’t know who that guy was that I punched at that party,” Priestley told Entertainment Tonight of what happened at a Golden Globes party decades ago. “I didn’t find out until the next morning when I read the paper. I just knew that there was this big bully at this party who was not a nice guy and then asked me to step outside. That was my experience with him.”

Crews came forward with his sexual assault in October, saying WME agent Adam Venit groped him at a party in February 2016. He noted he did not fight back at the time because of his stature.

“240 lbs. Black Man Stomps Out Hollywood Honcho’ would be the headline the next day,” he tweeted at the time. “I decided not 2 take it further [because] I didn’t want [to be] ostracized.”


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But @conundrumstix felt Crews should have been a lot more direct in his confrontation with Venit, whom the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star has since filed a police report and lawsuit against.

But Crews wasn’t just letting this explanation slide.

The tweet spawned a couple of debates about white privilege all on its own.

One schooling…

…after another.

 

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