Snowfall star and popular comic DeRay Davis has been a staple in movies and TV for years now. The Chicago born comic has been hard at work for decades building himself up as one of the leading comics in entertainment. DeRay is always very candid about his experiences navigating the Hollywood machine, but recently he opened up about some traumatic childhood experiences as well.
Currently you can catch DeRay Davis starring in the popular FX series Snowfall as Peaches. Introduced in season 2 he’s been a constant in the John Singleton created show. On the show he plays the faithful driver to the protagonist Franklin Saint. Recently he reveals that he was initially cast in a different role, that of Saint’s uncle Franklin.
“I was cast as another role,” Davis explained of how he got on Snowfall. “I was cast as [Jerome Saint] initially. I filmed the pilot, Louie was played by the lovely Lauren London, one of the strongest people I know. That’s my homie… It’s really crazy about the casting because John Singleton loved Lauren, he loved me, and the chemistry he wanted, I think on-screen – we’re cool ’cause we’re like buddy-buddy, but as far as us being husband and wife, it would’ve taken probably about season three for me to feel comfortable.”
DeRay also recently revealed some terrifying truths from his childhood. At the age of 11, he was taken advantage of by 2 older women in their 30s. Speaking with Vlad TV he opened up about the terrifying experience, and how he lost his innocence before he was ready.
Raped by 2 women. Deray Davis recalls his abuse & whether he knows it or not he recalled the traumatic effect on his sex life now.— U ⭐ted w Some B*llshit (@LocLuvHer) November 22, 2017
If we want to be honest abt sexual assault we’ll include women as abusers in the convo https://t.co/3VbxvMWya9
Davis called them two “ugly, horrible-looking women.” He said he was “11 going on 12 and had no hair on me.” He called what happened to him “disgusting.” Davis said that, to this day, it’s difficult for him to engage in oral with his partners because of what the two women did to him as a child. He called the incident a “terrible place to be.” Check out the clip below and the response from some fans via twitter.
64% of people think teenage girls are more vulnerable than boys. Which is why when young boys are groomed, nobody pays attention. USA Gymnastics wasn’t that far from Penn State in time. You think DeRay Davis tells a joke about being rape at 11 because it’s funny?— 12 AM Fiction (@12AMFiction) April 10, 2021