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50 Cent And Russell Simmons Mock Terry Crews' Sexual Assault Claim

"What the f**k is going on out here man?" 

On the same day of Terry Crews' powerful statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, 50 Cent and Russell Simmons have mocked the actor for his sexual assault incident.

The rapper and Power producer took to Instagram to continue his troll behavior Tuesday (June 26) by posting an inaccurate meme of the actor's case. Crews came forward with his #MeToo story last year, detailing how WME partner Adam Venit groped him during an industry party in 2016.

The Sorry to Bother You actor has since become a trusted ally in the movement, especially when it comes to male victims of sexual abuse.

Instead of standing in solidarity with Crews, 50 used the opportunity to mock the actor's story. "What the f**k is going on out here man? Terry: l froze in fear, they would have had to take me to jail," he captioned the meme with his catchphrase, "get the strap."

Many noticed Russell Simmons' laughing emoji comment. Simmons, a friend of Venit, reportedly attempted to stop Crews from calling out Venit's actions. Simmons has also been accused of sexual assault by multiple women to which he denied.

READ MORE: Terry Crews Reveals He Was Sexually Harassed By A Hollywood Executive

After catching flack on social media, 50 returned with more jokes about Crews. His follow-up post included a screenshot from Crews' role in Friday After Next. 

Earlier today, Crews gave a testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee about his incident and why the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights should be enacted.

During his testimony Crews shared the backlash he's endured for speaking out, including getting cut from the upcoming Expendables franchise.

"What he was effectively telling me while he held my genitals in his hands was that he held the power, was that he had control.," Crews said. "This is how toxic masculinity permeates the culture. One man's horseplay is one man's humiliation. I know the shame associated with assault, it happened to me."

"I am honored to use my platform and story to help create additional civil rights protections for survivors across the nation under the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights."

In March, prosecutors decided not to go forward with Crews' lawsuit against Venit, claiming the incident fell under the statute of limitations.

READ MORE: Terry Crews Opens Up About Past With Porn Addiction

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Vanessa Bryant Reveals Latest Installment Of Kobe Bryant’s ‘Wizenard’ Book Series

The latest installment in Kobe Bryant's bestselling Wizenard book series has officially arrived. The late NBA legend's widow, Vanessa Bryant, took to Instagram on Tuesday (March 31) to announce the release of The Wizenard Series: Season One.

“Welcome back to Dren! We hope you are all ready to catch up with the West Bottom Badgers for another magical basketball season. 'The #Wizenard Series: Season One' is OUT NOW,” reads a message on Vanessa's Instagram account.

The announcement was also posted to Kobe’s Instagram, marking the first post since the 40-year-old athlete, his 13-year-old daughter, Gigi Bryant, and seven others, passed away in a helicopter crash two months ago.

Created by Kobe, and written by Wesley King, The Wizenard Series follows a young athlete named, Reggie, who has big basketball dreams but serves as a bench warmer for the worst team in the league. Although Reggie is committed to putting in the work to make his dreams come true, he must first “survive the extraordinary ordeals of practice.”

The book is a followup to Kobe’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The Wizenard Series: Training Camp.

 

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Welcome back to Dren! We hope you are all ready to catch up with the West Bottom Badgers for another magical basketball season. The #Wizenard Series: Season One is OUT NOW.🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡#KobeBryant #GranityStudios #Kobeinc

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Lauren London Marks 1-Year Anniversary Of Nipsey Hussle's Death

As Lauren London continues to grieve over the death of her longtime love, it seems that writing has become a form of therapeutic release for the  mother and actress. London shared an emotional message on Instagram on Tuesday (March 31) in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Nipsey Hussle’s death.

“Time is deceptive,” London wrote. “It’s been a year since you transitioned. The pain is as heavy today as it was a year ago. God knows I would give anything to see you again. I didn’t think I was going to survive a second of any of this. Prayers have kept me together. The kids keep me going and [God's] Grace and Mercy have carried me this far.”

London noted that she now stands strong, thanks to Hussle. “Because I know you wouldn’t have it any other way. Because I recall every late night conversation we had about resilience and fear. Because you were my greatest teacher and because you are still with us, in spirit.”

In closing, London vowed to continue to honor her late partner, with whom she shares a son, Kross. “I carry this pain with a purpose. I promise I will make you proud. I promise to apply everything you taught me. In life and in death, Ermias Asghedom, there will never be another. Until we are together again....I love you beyond human understanding ( but you know that already).”

The 33-year-old rapper, activist and entrepreneur was shot to death in front of his Marathon clothing store on March 31, 2019. Hussle’s accused killer, Eric Holder, is expected to go to trial next month.

Read London’s full post below.

 

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Time is deceptive It’s been a year since you transitioned The pain is as heavy today as it was a year ago God knows I would give anything to see you again I didn’t think I was going to survive a second of any of this Prayers have kept me together The kids keep me going and Gods Grace and Mercy have carried me this far As today makes a year I stand strong because of you Because I know you wouldn’t have it any other way Because I recall every late night conversation we had about resilience and fear Because you were my greatest teacher and because you are still with us, in spirit With every breath i take I honor you I carry this pain with purpose I promise I will make you proud I promise to apply everything you taught me In life and in death Ermias Asghedom There will never be another Until we are together again.... I love you beyond human understanding ( but you know that already)🏁

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Continuing to change the game every day. @thebig3 is partnering with the producers of Big Brother to launch a quarantined reality hoops tournament in early May. pic.twitter.com/On3O8on4lH

— Ice Cube (@icecube) March 27, 2020

According to Yahoo! Sports, Cube and Big 3 co-founder, Jeff Kwatinetz, have been in talks with multiple networks to broadcast the tournament. The three-on-three tournament will reportedly include 16 to 22 players, all of whom have tested negative for coronavirus, and will be quarantined in Los Angles home, courtesy of the Big3 League. Cameras will capture the games and the players’ daily lives. The production crew will be housed at an offsite location.

Players will be eliminated after netting three losses. The top three remaining players will win millions in cash and prizes.

Kwatinetz said that the goal is to provide fans with a “safe, entertaining brand of basketball” to help get through the pandemic.

“Cube and I have been in the entertainment business for 30 years. This is our job,” Kwatinetz explained. “People want to be entertained with all we’re going through and enjoy our sports. We think this will help.”

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