Last month, Terry Crews and DL Hughley‘s feud went viral over the comedian mocking the actor being sexually assaulted. Now it appears Hughley is trying to make amends. He wants Crews to be the first guest on his upcoming late-night talk show on TV One.
While talking “The DL Hughley Show” at TCA on Wednesday, the comedian said about Crews, “He’s very big guy [sic] and I grew up a small guy. If you let someone do things to you, they keep doing it. I felt it was disingenuous of all those people from the #MeToo movement. Would they do that if he was beaten by police?”
Nonetheless, Deadline.com reported, “He thought a conversation with Crews would be an interesting one to kick off his new series, which will be an extension of his radio show and air nightly in late-night.”
No word on if Crews will accept, but in case you forgot, back on Jan. 27, he wrote on Twitter: “I have looked up to you my whole career as one of the funniest most talented people I’ve ever seen. I remember when I saw you warming up the crowd at FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR (sic) and I thought ‘this man is a genius.’ … But now you are an example of when comedy turns to sarcasm and cynicism. And you find it extremely easy to get jokes at someone else (sic) expense. You mock my success, but all I ever did was support you.”
He continued, “You @50cent @unclerush and @tariqnasheed have decided my sexual assault was hilarious, whereas there are a whole generation of black women and men who don’t think it’s funny. ABUSERS PROTECT ABUSERS but they MOCK SURVIVORS as well. When you see me, keep it moving.”
Crews also asked Hughley if he was implying that he wanted to be sexually assaulted, to which the comedian responded. “You saw the video.” Crews wrote, “Sir you said I should have pushed him back, or restrained him and I DID ALL THOSE THINGS… but you act like I didn’t. Were you there?”
Hughley tweeted, “That’s different than slapping the shit outa him.”
Crews tweeted right back, “If you truly feel that is a correct way to deal with toxic behavior… Should I slap the shit out of you?”
Crews alleged that Hollywood agent Adam Venit groped his groin twice in February 2016. In November of 2017, Crews filed a police report, but the district attorney rejected a felony filing in March and sent the case to the city attorney, who said it was barred by the statute of limitations. However, Venit was fired.
In June, Crews testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights. In a passionate speech, the actor opened up about “the cult of toxic masculinity” based on his own experience and the damage that he said has been done to his career. Watch below:
It would be great to watch these two hash it out like grown folks. If Steve Harvey and Mo’Nique can (kind of) do it, so can DL and Terry.