Christian Keyes Seemingly Confirms Tyler Perry Wasn’t The Hollywood ‘Powerful Man’ Who Sexually Abused Him
Actor Christian Keyes has seemingly denied Tyler Perry’s involvement in his sexual assault and harassment claims.
As previously reported, the 48-year-old TV actor opened up in a recent livestream about experiencing sexual harassment throughout his career since 2005. Without mentioning a name in the live video, Christian Keyes hinted that a Black male Hollywood executive has been harassing him for years.
At the beginning of the live, he stated:
“I want to have these discussions. I want to be transparent with y’all about that. I’ve done my best to forgive this person but it happens…it’s not just women that have to deal with it but it’s also men sometimes, and it’ll be men tempting men.”
Christian Keyes admitted that he began secretly recording the inappropriate encounters once the harassment started and plans to take the evidence to the police. The actor/model also alleged that the “powerful” person in question offered him money to take off his clothes and detailed the moment when the man attempted to get in bed with him. Keyes said the person told him:
“I don’t want to touch you, I just want to see you naked.”
As far as Keyes’ response to the gesture, he explained:
“I declined… I was broke as f*ck. I am telling you, I would have loved that 100 grand, but I wasn’t going to sell my soul.”
Although Keyes did not provide a name of his alleged abuser, he revealed that once people hear the man’s voice they’ll know exactly who it is. In addition to this comment, Keyes also made the remark that he “didn’t watch that documentary,” which led many social media users to believe there’s a strong chance he’s referring to famed filmmaker Tyler Perry.
As you may know, the 54-year-old media mogul released his documentary showcasing his life story last month.
It’s important to note that Keyes rose to fame after starring in several of Tyler Perry’s stage plays back in the day. The two went on to work on multiple projects together around the time Keyes claimed the harassment began. Keyes’ is also the creator of the BET series “All The Queen’s Men” with Tyler Perry serving as an executive producer.
Despite the details from the live seemingly pointing to the billionaire studio-head, Keyes appeared to debunk the accusations that Perry is the one who abused him. He liked a tweet from an X user who argued his harasser wasn’t Perry. The tweet read,
“Watching Christian Keyes & can tell he is clearly a victim…only $3 grand to his name & violated by a gay billionaire. & no I don’t believe it was TP…I wish Christian would have taken action…that man will still have his money & good name & Christian will remain broken”
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