Terry Crews is one of the many celebrities speaking out against the culture of sexual harassment that has proliferated in Hollywood. Spurred by the massive Harvey Weinstein expose from the New York Times, Crews shared a story of allegedly being groped by an unnamed Hollywood executive in the hopes of shedding light on the problem. Now, according to TMZ, Crews has filed a police report pertaining to the incident.
"My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates," he tweeted last month. "Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk. I was going to kick his ass right then— but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear."
At the time of the alleged assault, Crews decided not to report the incident to police out of fear of retaliation. "The predator has power n influence," he claimed at the time. Crews has now changed his mind.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor was seen coming out of an LAPD facility, where he explained that he plans on filing both a civil lawsuit and criminal charges against the executive who molested him.
"People have to be held accountable," said Crews to a TMZ photographer.
TMZ's sources suggest that the executive named in the complaint is Adam Venit, a higher-up at William Morris Endeavor. Venit has reportedly been placed on leave while WME looks in to the situation.
Crews claims the incident in question occurred last year; TMZ suggests that Venit was seen "wedgie-ing" people at a party as a prank.
Venit has not offered a comment on the accusation.
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