Actor Terry Crews bravely came forward with his own story of sexual assault in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Now, Crews has filed a police report with the city of Los Angeles and plans to press charges against his abuser. As more and more allegations are made public, it's unclear how many will actually result in criminal charges. Crews' very concrete step means he's taking a courageous hard line against sexual abusers and the power they've held until now.
Last month, Terry Crews told the story of his own sexual assault at the hands of a powerful male Hollywood executive.
via: Getty ImagesAt the time, he did not name his abuser, instead explaining in a moving Twitter thread that if he retaliated right then and there, at a Hollywood party, he would be "ostracized."
It was the bombshell report about Harvey Weinstein that prompted Crews to share his own story.
This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. (1/Cont.)— terry crews (@terry crews)1507664712.0
So, Crews explained, he and his wife left the event. But he told what had happened to everyone he knew who worked with this guy. According to Crews, the Hollywood exec called the next day to apologize "but never really explained why he did what he did."
I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go. (10/cont.)— terry crews (@terry crews)1507664812.0
Sources have told TMZ that the person Crews named in the police report is Adam Venit, the head of the motion picture group at William Morris Endeavor.
via: Getty ImagesVenit is a high-powered agent who represents top actors like Emma Stone, Adam Sandler, Diane Keaton, and Eddie Murphy. Venit has been placed on leave by the talent agency during the investigation. Reps for WME and Venit have not commented on the allegations.