Actor Terry Crews has been mocked by high profile male celebrities in relation to his claim that he was the victim of a sexual assault in Hollywood at the hands of a high profile executive.
Crews came forward and added his name to the #MeToo movement in 2017, proving that the issue of sexual assault isn't only something that women have to deal with.
However, despite bravely sharing his testimony to Capitol Hill in 2018 about his alleged assault from talent agent Adam Venit, many of his male contemporaries in the industry have responded by mocking him, instead of showing support. Some have suggested that he's too strong to be the victim of sexual assault, or that his muscles are too big.
In retaliation, Crews has shut down the trolls' toxic masculinity in the best possible way, thereby highlighting the fact that men are also the victim of sexual assault.
According to Survivors UK, an estimated 12,000 men are raped in the UK each year, and more than 70,000 are sexually assaulted or abused.
In the past, high profile celebrities mocking Crews included 50 Cent, who did so in a now-deleted Instagram post.
Record producer Russell Simmons argued that Venit should be 'given a pass'. Crews shut him down excellently.
Message Russell Simmons sent to me regarding my sexual assault case against Adam Venit of @WME:
Dear @UncleRUSH——… https://t.co/Gpd3NU3SVm