Tyler Perry is trending on Twitter/X after actor Christian Keyes revealed a powerful Hollywood billionaire s*xually harassed him.
Keyes didn’t name the Hollywood mogul as his harasser, but Twitter/X users are convinced it’s Tyler Perry.
Keyes is a character actor who has starred in numerous movies and television series over the years. He’s also an author whose novel Ladies Night (2015) was adapted into a 2021 BET+ television drama crime series All The Queen’s Men, starring, written and produced by Keyes in partnership with Tyler Perry Studios.
Keyes, 48, said he was inspired to speak out after Cassie Ventura filed a $30 million lawsuit against her ex, Sean “Puffy” Combs, in November.
“I really want to just clear the air because I’m tired,” said Keyes in a livestream video that’s going viral.
Keyes said the powerful mogul offered him $100,000 to strip and perform tawdry acts.
Keyes threatened to release recordings of the man propositioning him and s*xually assaulting him. He said he has paperwork from a car dealership that shows a car the man tried to buy him as an apology.
Twitter/X users defended Perry, saying Keyes never named the movie mogul as his abuser.
Folks attaching Tyler Perry’s name to this are very irresponsible. He didn’t say his name. And trying to figure out who it is takes away from Christain and his struggles
— peanut butter and jealous (@missed_3pointer) December 16, 2023
Others said Keyes is still under contract to star in movies for Perry.
But in his livestream, Keyes suggested he was done working for his abuser. “God didn’t build me like that,” he said.
“The bad part is, I’m gonna be painted as the villain when I was the one that was s*xually harassed for years – years. Fully intimidated and s*xually harassed for years.”
Keyes said he spoke with his attorney and he intentionally let the statute of limitations expire because it’s not about the money.
Keyes added that, at some point, he will file a police report and turn over the documentation and recordings — and the world will know the monster’s identity.
Watch the video below.
Tyler Perry you will be crumbling next.
— ??Sovereign?? (@sauvamemte) December 16, 2023
Y'all with the Tyler Perry think pieces about the Christian Keyes situation must not realize that he still works for/with Tyler Perry so I DOUBT he'd be speaking about his current boss w' such speculation.
— GoesByGio. (@_GAleksandr) December 16, 2023
A boss who took control of his idea and made it a Tyler mess. You do know the Christian is the creator of All The Queens Men don't you? That's why he couldn't slap his usual narcissistic "Tyler Perry's" in front of the title like he usually does.
— Bird (@Birdshu) December 16, 2023