It takes courage to step forward and talk about sexual assault, but a US rapper seems to find it funny.
Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, has deleted an Instagram post in which he appears to mock actor Terry Crews for speaking out about being sexually assaulted by a Hollywood agent.
But it seems 50 Cent doesn't support Crews. In the Instagram post which has since been removed, he said, "LOL, What the f**k is going on out here man? Terry: I froze in fear. They would have had to take me to jail. Get the strap."
The image 50 Cent accompanied his caption with showed a shirtless Crews alongside text saying, "I got raped - My wife just watched," and another image of Crews with a rose in his mouth with text, "Gym time".
The rapper appears to be making fun of the actor for telling the US Senate his wife trained him to never become violent, no matter how others may provoke him.
The hip-hop artist has now deleted the post amidst a flurry of criticism.
Crews delivered a powerful testimony before the US Senate this week over his alleged sexual assault, fighting back tears as he explained not fighting off the attacker.
The Expendables star and former NFL player testified at a hearing on proposed legislation known as the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights.
Crews was asked by US Senator Dianne Feinstein why he didn't respond with violence against his alleged assailant, noting he's a "big, powerful man".
"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," Crews responded.
Crews alleges a high-level Hollywood agent groped him at a party in 2016.
"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," Crews told the Senate Judiciary Committee in his opening statement.
He also said that he reported the alleged attack to the agent's company the day after it happened.
According to Variety, Crews filed a lawsuit against agent Adam Venit and employer William Morris Endeavours.