Their female counterparts displayed more support, however.
When Terry Crews revealed his experiences with sexual assault last year, the public perceived his testimonies in various ways. The actor recently opened up about the kind of support he received during the difficult period that followed the allegations he made against Hollywood executive Adam Venit. He spoke on his surprise and disappointment on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. View the clip after the jump.
"To be honest with you, when it first happened, there was none [no support] for a long time. The people who surprised me the most were Black women," he said. "Black men did not want any part of it. All my support came from Black women. Straight up."
"A lot of guys were just like, 'Man, you weak. You sorry. You should have hit him. You should've knocked him out. You should have did all this stuff,'" he said. "Black women were like, 'No, no, it doesn't work like that.' I was shocked at the split within my own community."
A lawsuit against the accused was launched in January 2018. Crews has since reached a settlement with his alleged abuse Adam Venit in September after prosecutors decided to reject the motion to file criminal charges against the entertainment exec.