Beloved actor Terry Crews began posting about being sexually assaulted shortly after the New York Times published their massive expose on Harvey Weinsten. Following that, Crews made his accusations official by filing a police report about the incident. Although Crews didn't name his attacker at the time, reports began circulating that the perpetrator was Adam Venit, an agent at the esteemed company, WME. Now, Venit is back at work after being suspended over Crews' claims.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Venit has reported to WME's Beverly Hills headquarters afer an unpaid one-month suspension. Venit was also demoted from his position as head of the motion picture department; Fox News says that the agency’s investigation allegedly found that it was an isolated incident of groping and concluded that the punishment he received is satisfactory. The disgraced agent also offered an emotional apology to staff at the agency's morning meeting. Senior management at WME says they were unaware of the incident until Crews' social media posts on the subject.
Reports on the situation allege a different story: Crews reportedly complained to his own agent, WME's Brad Slater, but the issue never made it to the company's higher-ups. WME says that upon Crews' tweets, an investigation into Venit began in an attempt to determine whether the incident was part of a pattern of behavior.
Crews tweeted the following about Venit's return:
Towleroad notes that Venit reps a handful of powerful Hollywood players (Emma Stone, Diane Keaton, Shawn Levy, Vince Vaughn, Kevin James) including accused sexual harassers Dustin Hoffman, Sylvester Stallone, and Brett Ratner.
Venit has not made any public statement on the matter.
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