This has been bugging me for quite some time and today I thought I’d write a little opinion piece. We all know the story of the boy who cried wolf. When the wolf eventually did come nobody believed him. Today I want to bring a case to light that seemed to have been a recent trend in Hollywood.
Now this one is a bit of an interesting story. Let’s start by quoting another site on what the allegation was:
The lawsuit, first reported by TMZ and obtained by Variety, repeats Crews’ claim that Venit groped his genitals, “squeezing so hard that he leapt back in pain,” and also says Venit stuck “his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively.” The lawsuit alleges that Crews alerted Adam Sandler, who was at the party and is represented by Venit, by yelling, “Adam, come get your boy! He’s grabbing my nuts.”
The first thing that comes to mind here is me having to ask is that really it? Everyday we hear of girls being brutally raped leaving them with lifelong trauma to deal with. We hear of women having to live through hell not able to fight back and you want to tell me a 245 pounds guy was grabbed by the nuts in what sounds to me a very joking manner and this is news? Now 245 pounds does not sound like a lot exactly but in his case it’s 245 pounds of pure muscle. He was asked why he didn’t fight back at all and this was his exact words.
Senator, as a black man in America, you only have a few shots at success. You only have a few chances to make yourself a viable member of the community
To this I have to say only one thing. Bullshit. If that’s the reason it’s a really weak one. Terry Crews has made it already. He is world famous for his great personality, excellent physical strength and as an actor. Justin Bieber has literally peed on fans before, Johnny Depp smashed an iPhone in his wife’s face, Emma Roberts has beaten up a boyfriend and even Slash was charged with domestic abuse before. Now you’d notice none of the examples I used were black and that is simply because I believe his use of the race card in this situation is sick. Let’s take Chris Brown as an example. He beat up his wife numerous times and his career is still going strong. Now if Terry Crews was some unknown kid trying to make it at least his claim would have made a bit of sense but in reality he is already famous. If he knocked the guy out people would have commended him on it. My opinion on this is quite simply that it was never sexual assault to begin with. If I had to report every time somebody has kicked me in the nuts, grabbed me by the nuts or made threats to do it most of my friends and my fiancée would be spending time in prison. Why don’t I take action you might ask? Unlike what some of you might want to believe in today’s PC Culture this type of behaviour is normally a joke. If it bothered me that somebody did it to me I’d calmly ask them not to do it again and they would oblige. Unfortunately in today’s culture crying wolf seems to be becoming normal which makes people tend to doubt cases of real sexual assault and domestic abuse.
I’ll close off by saying this. In Hollywood it is pretty well known stars sleep around to become famous or to make deals. Now if they regret what they did afterwards can we really categorise it as as sexual assault or should it rather be looked at for what it is. People acting in sick ways to achieve success.