By Shakiel Mahjouri
May 19, 2018
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews and his family spent years unlawfully terrorized by his father.
Crews, 49, opened up about life growing up while being honored at Safe Horizon’s Champion Awards earlier this week. “One of my earliest memories… I was like 4 or 5-years-old, my father [hit] my mother in the face as hard as he could, and she gets knocked out,” he revealed.
“I remember seeing her on the floor and then looking at him, this giant of a man, [and] I thought, ‘My God, he said he loves her,’” he continued. “And all I could think was how I wanted to protect her. And how wrong it was.”
At that moment, a young Crews made a choice: “I said, ‘I gotta be strong’ and, ‘I got to get straight so I can protect her.’ And every time he came home, we were scared.”
“I literally wet the bed until I was 14-years-old because I didn’t know what was going to happen,” he revealed. “We lived a nightmare for years.”
One must wonder how Crews’ father would stack up against the beast of an actor these days.