AceShowbiz - Actor Terry Crews was shocked by the lack of support he received when he came forward with his groping accusation against Hollywood agent Adam Venit.
"The Expendables" star alleged Venit touched him inappropriately at a party in 2016, and he has since been publicly vocal about the trauma the incident caused.
Venit apologised to Terry last year (18), but Crews explains he was surprised and upset he did not receive more support from fellow black male celebrities.
"To be honest with you, when it first happened there was none (no support) for a long time," he told U.S. late night show "Watch What Happens Live" on Sunday, January 13. "The people who surprised me the most were black women. Black men did not want any part of it. All my support came from black women. Straight up."
"That's kind of wild," he continued. "It shocked me, it shocked my family, it shocked everybody because I thought, 'Oh my God, here I am as a black man saying some things that we've all been through' and a lot of guys were just like, 'Man, you weak. You sorry. You should have hit him. Knocked him out. You should have did all this stuf.' "
"Black women were like, 'No, no. It doesn't work like that.' I was shocked at the split within my own community. It was deep."
Crews' comments come months after the actor fired back at rapper 50 Cent for appearing to poke fun at him by sharing a series of memes on social media, making light of his ordeal and suggesting his intimidating size could have somehow prevented the incident. Crews previously responded to the "In Da Club" hitmaker's social media posts about his physicality, declaring, "I prove that size doesn't matter when it comes to sexual assault."