Thursday, January 20, 2022

Terry Crews Sues Hollywood Agent Who ‘Molested’ Him At 2016 Party

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*As we previously reported, actor Isaiah Washington says his friend Terry Crews is being railroaded by Hollywood after revealing he was fondled by powerful Hollywood agent Adam Venit in front of his wife at a party in 2016.

Venit was suspended as head of William Morris Endeavor Agency for 30 days. He returned to work on Nov. 27 but Crews is not giving up the fight to shed light on the sexual harassment/rape culture within the industry.

According to US Weekly, Crews is suing Venit over the groping incident and TMZ reports that the lawsuit states that Terry said Venit stared at him “like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively,” and after the alleged assault he pushed the agent away and yelled to Adam Sandler, “Adam, come get your boy! He’s grabbing my nuts.”

OTHER NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: Isaiah Washington: ‘Terry Crews Is Being Blackballed By Hollywood’

Terry Crews on "GMA" (Nov. 15, 2017)
Terry Crews on “GMA” (Nov. 15, 2017)

The lawsuit goes on to mention that on his way home from the event, Sandler called to ask if he was OK, to which Crews responded that he was surprised he got molested at age 48.

Crews came forward with his story last month, and after detailing the incident, he explained why he did not speak up sooner and expressed his support for those going through similar situations.

“I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator,” he said. “Hollywood is not the only business where this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior — you are not alone. Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless.”

When Venit returned to work on November 27, Crews publicized his disgust on Twitter, writing, “SOMEONE GOT A PASS.”

Just another example of #WhiteMalePrivilege101

Crews stated that being a victim of sexual harassment is like “you’re a prisoner of war,” and added, “I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified.”

Meanwhile, his pal Isaiah Washington said Crews is a “victim,” and Hollywood blackballing him is like “victimization on top of victimization,” he said.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.



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