Amid multiple sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood, one of the most prominent male actors to speak out on being a victim was actor Terry Crews. In October, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor said that a prominent, "high level executive" had groped him. As People reports, stars like Gabrielle Union are speaking out in support of Crews.
Actor Isaiah Washington echoed that sentiment. "You are a good man and I've experienced exactly how this town gets down & you are doing the right thing brother," he tweeted.
Crews said that the Hollywood executive groped him at an event in front of his wife. "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." As a "240 pound" black man, Crews felt that physical retailation would land him in jail.
Eventually, it was discovered that the executive in question was William Morris Endeavor agent Adam Venit. As The Hollywood Reporter shares, the talent agent was disciplined in late October over the February 2016 incident. Sources tell the trade that Crews, a client of the company at the time, complained about Venit's behavior but it was never escalated. Venit, who also represents Steve Martin, Sylvester Stallone and Vince Vaughn, was suspended for 30 days and then reinstated. The agent was demoted from his position as head of the motion picture department.
"SOMEONE GOT A PASS," Crews tweeted in response to Venit returning to work.
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