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Terry Crews Bravely Advocates For Sexual Assault Victims On Capitol Hill, Fans RIP Into 50 Cent & Russell Simmons For Their Toxic Masculinity

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Terry Crews put toxic masculinity on blast while advocating for sexual assault victims on Capitol Hill yesterday. Find out all he said, plus find out why fans are dragging 50 Cent and Russell Simmons inside...

Terry Crews mustered up the courage to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Captiol Hill yesterday as he advocates for a bill that will give sexual assault victims certain resources to help them.

The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor shared his own personal story about how he was sexually assaulted by a high-powered Hollywood executive (William Morris Endeavor talent agent Adam Venit) at an industry party in 2016 and how the encounter made him feel.

“The assault lasted only minutes, but what he was effectively telling me while he held my genitals in his hand was that he held the power. That he was in control," he shared with the committee.

Terry was there to speak on behalf of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights, which he said said “gives survivors the right to have time to distance themselves from the immediate trauma before making the difficult decision to report the assault to law enforcement.

He put toxic masculinity on blast, specifically pointing out how this way of thinking is destroying our society.

“This is how toxic masculinity permeates culture. As I shared my story, I was told over and over that this was not abuse. This was just a joke. This was just horseplay. But I can say one man’s horseplay is another man’s humiliation. And I chose to tell my story and share my experience to stand in solidarity with millions of other survivors around the world. That I know how hard it is to come forward, I know the shame associated with the assault. It happened to me.”

 

 

The 49-year-old actor also said he wouldn’t do an “Expendables 4” after a producer attempted retaliation. Sen. Chuck Grassley asked Terry if he received any retaliation for speaking out and he said the Expendables producer called his manager and "asked him to drop my case for me to be in the fourth installment of the movie, and if I didn't there would be trouble."

Oh, he tried it.

He previously revealed the producer is Avi Lerner. Not only that, he noted that Avi Lerner and Millennium Films were being sued by a former executive for sexual harassment. He decided to take a stand as well, launching a lawusit against Adam Venit after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office decided not to file charges against him.

He continued,

“I’m not a small or insecure man, but in that moment, and in this time following, I’ve never felt more emasculated,” he said. “As I watched women and colleagues in my industry come forward to share their #MeToo stories, this shame washed over me again and I knew I needed to act.”

Here's his full speech below:

Then, THIS happened...

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50 Cent hopped on social media to clown Terry and Russell Simmons (OF ALL PEOPLE) joined in on it.

The "Power" star/producer posted a meme of Terry that read,“I got raped, my wife just watched.” And then below that, another pic of the actor with a rose in his mouth that said “gym time.”

Russell, who has been accused of sexual assault by several women recently, had the audacity to post a laughing emoji under the meme. Umm..sir. Please have several seats. Oh yeah, and Russell actually asked Terry to drop his case against Adam behind-the-scenes. He dropped that bomb via Twitter, sharing the message the Hip Hop mogul sent him.

Fif also posted this:

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Folks are ripping into 50 Cent and Russell for their recklessness:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry isn't letting 50 get to him, he's taking the high road:

 

 

Good for him.

Photos: Getty/Screenshot

 

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