Cent blasted for mocking Terry Crews' sexual assault claim

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Mark Wilson Getty Images

Crews said an Expendables producer - who he did not name - contacted his manager, and said the actor would have to drop his civil suit against William Morris Endeavor agent Adam Venit if he wanted to appear in the film.

Actor Terry Crews on Tuesday testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on sexual assault legislation known as the Survivor's Bill of Rights. He said that "Expendables 4" producer Avi Lerner made sure he would not be in the movie (Crews starred in the last three movies in the franchise). He continued: "I prove that size doesn't matter when it comes to sexual assault".

"As someone who was a fan of 50 cent since I was a kid, I'm disgusted at his ignorance and insensitive response to Terry Crew's sexual assault story", the Twitter user wrote.

Crews also told the committee that he'd suffered retaliation for coming forward about Venit. He described it as an "abusers protect abusers" case being that the same producer is facing his own taste of sexual assault allegations. And since I came out with my story, I've had thousands and thousands of men come to me and say, 'Me too.

During his speech, Crews said he is a black man in America, and "as a black man in America", one has only a certain number of chances at a successful career, as well as acceptance into the larger community. I swore I would never be like my father and yet I believed, to my core, that as a man, I was more valuable in this world. But I did not have the confidence, or I did not feel safe enough, to come out. I'm from Flint, Michigan.

But this speech was to politicians trying to work out how best to implement a new set of rules called the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act, created to better protect sexual assault victims.

Sen. Diane Feinstein asked Crews, referring to an incident where he says he was groped by a powerful Hollywood agent at a party, why he didn't physically push back. I have seen many, many young black men who are provoked into violence and they were imprisoned or they were killed, and they are not here.

Crews went to the agency's higher-ups the very next day, and he claims they assured him they'd do "everything in their power" to rectify everything.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Los Angeles City Attorney's office rejected the assault case against Venit in March because the statute of limitations had expired, ABC reported at the time.

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