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D.L. Hughley Calls Out Terry Crews Over His #MeToo Incident, Actor Asks, ‘Should I Slap the S–t Out Of You?’

Terry Crews and D.L. Hughley got into it on social media over the weekend, and it resulted in the actor asking the comedian if he should slap him.

In August of 2018, Hughley spoke about Crews allegedly being sexually assaulted by Adam Venit, a former agent for William Morris Endeavor and he said Crews with his muscular physique should’ve prevented it.

Terry Crews asked D.L. Hughley if he should slap him over sexual assault comments.


“I think it’s hard for me to think that a dude with all those muscles can’t tell an agent to not touch his a–” said Hughley on VladTV. “Hey, motherf—er, God gave you muscles so you could say no.”

Crews claimed that Venit groped his genitals at a party, and after he sued the former agent they settled out of court. The alleged incident happened at a time when the #MeToo movement began getting a lot of exposure after multiple women relayed their own accounts of being sexually assaulted.

Crews has become an unofficial spokesperson for the men who’ve been sexually assaulted, and he addressed the U.S. Senate in June of 2018. He answered Hughley’s comments this past Sunday, Jan 28.

“I have looked up to you my whole career as one of the funniest most people I’ve ever seen,” Crews tweeted. “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,” he continued. “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.”

Hughley then responded.

“That’s different than slapping the sh– outta him,” tweeted the comedian on Jan. 27.

But the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor used Hughley’s reasoning against him.

“So sir, if you truly feel that is a correct way to deal with toxic behavior should I slap the sh– out of you?”

Hughley didn’t respond after that.

On Jan. 13 Crews stopped by Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and said when he first talked about his alleged assault, Black women supported him but Black men didn’t. Afterward, some on social media said the actor is making it easier for boys and men to report sexual assault crimes by being so open.

According to statistics by U.S. Centers for Disease Control, published by the University of Michigan, 16 percent of men have been sexually abused by the age of 18.

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