Terry Crews has long been one of the loudest male allies in the #Metoo movement. Terry Crews defended his attacks on Twitter on Friday again, this time with the aim to answer the traditional, often accusing the victims questions of sexual assault and harassment. His tweet was short and simple, yet it is clear from the actor's tone that he is frustrated by the atmosphere of unbelief that still surrounds his claims. In the June 29 release, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star speaks with the voice of his critics and also of himself in a kind of victim-accusatory shout-and-answer.
The message tweeted to its nearly one million followers rhetorically asks and answers seven of the biggest criticisms of the behavior of crews who have made their way since its first public announcement in October 201
In October 2017, the 49-year-old in a series of 16 tweets with allegations of unwanted Tappings went public. Crew's detailed allegations against an unnamed "high-level Hollywood executive" that the actor claims are grooming his genitals at a party. Later, the former footballer added a name to his claims: William Morris Endeavor Executive Adam Venit. (In response to a lawsuit filed by Crews against him, Us Weekly reports that Venit claimed he could not be held responsible because he did not injure crews, claiming his behavior was not sexual. Variety reported that the prosecutors had decided not to charge Venit with a crime because they found that the statute of limitations had expired because of an offense.)
His most recent post on this subject reflects feelings against his Testimony at a Senate Harassment and Harassment hearing in which he spoke out in support of the "Bill of Rights" for survivors of sexual assault. At the hearing, Californian Senator Dianne Feinstein asked the crews to explain why he had not physically defended himself during his alleged attack. The answer, she said, was important to the recording.
"Senator, as a black man in America …" he began, before he cut off with a sigh. "Say it like it is, I think it's important," urged Feinstein, and Crews continued:
"You only have a few shots to succeed." You only have a few chances to become a viable member of the community I'm from Flint, Michigan, I've seen many black men provoked to violence, and they've been imprisoned or killed, and they're not here. "
Because of this experience and the historical treatment of To black men in our society, Crews said he had spent years preparing for such a moment, adding,
"My wife has been preparing me for years, she said: 'If you're ever hunted If you ever get pushed, If you ever have someone trying to get you into any situation, do not do it Do not be violent And she trained me, I'll be honest with you It was the strength my A woman who trained me and said, "If this situation happens, let's go." And the training worked. Because I did not go to my first reaction. I grabbed her hand, we left. "
As a black man in America, Crews knows he used violence against his alleged attacker and was in trouble with the law. Feinstein later shared a video of his response on Twitter, noting that it was an example "Suffering too often to silence victims so as not to harm their careers or their reputation."
The crew's response and subsequent tweet are a simple truth: the victim or survivor will always be asked why they are not Doing more to stave off an attack, even if they have done everything reasonably they could, and if crews can help end that constant dam feeling of the victims, you can bet he'll try.
If you or someone you know has been sexually abused, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit  online.rainn.org .