Actor Terry Crews Files Police Report Over Alleged Sexual Assault by Talent Agent

“Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless,” Crews tweeted.

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Actor Terry Crews, at 6’3” and 240 pounds, wants to relay that victims of sexual harassment can come in every size, gender and race. Crews filed a police report on Wednesday against a Hollywood executive he claims groped him at an industry event last year.

The star of the TV show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is a married father and a former NFL linebacker. Crews, 49, went to the Los Angeles Police Department to officially make his claim, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Officer Sal Ramirez, LAPD public information officer, confirmed to USA Today that Crews met with police but did not provide specifics of the meeting.

However, early Thursday morning, Crews appears to have confirmed that he did file a police report. He shared a tweet by civil rights attorney Areva Martin, who applauded him for his actions. “Bravo @terrycrews for not just speaking up about being sexually assaulted but for taking action and filing a police report!” Martin said.

WME agent Adam Venit is on leave after being identified as the executive who violated Crews, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Last month, in the wake of the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein made by more than 50 women, Crews came forward saying that he too has experienced sexual assault.

In 16 tweets made on Oct. 10, he explained what happened. Below is a sample:

In his final tweet, Crews indicated that he wanted to inspire others with similar experiences to come forward:

In October, veteran youth talent agent Tyler Grasham was fired from APA after accusations of sexual harassment and assault from numerous men.

Actor Jordan Gavaris tweeted Oct. 20:

Tony Goldwyn of ABC’s “Scandal” is another male actor harassed by a man in Hollywood when he was an acting student. Goldwyn said actress Lupita Nyong’o’s op-ed revealing that she was one of Weinstein’s victims inspired him to come forward.

“It happened to me as a young guy, when I was literally Lupita’s age,” he told Access Hollywood last month. “It happened to me by a man and it wasn’t as extended or awful as what Lupita went through, but it was the same thing. It was the casting couch and I didn’t understand quite what was going on, or what was happening.”

But, along with agents, actors have also been the perpetrators. Kevin Spacey has publicly apologized to another actor, Anthony Rapp, who accused the film star of trying to seduce him in 1986, when he was 14.

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“Coming out as a gay man is not the same thing as coming out as someone who preyed on a 14-year-old. Conflating those things is disgusting,” tweeted movie critic Richard Lawson.

Spacey said he did not remember the incident, but that if it happened it was “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”

Meanwhile, Roberto Cavazos, an actor who worked at a London theater where Spacey was artistic director between 2004 and 2015, said he had encounters with him at the time “that verged on what you could call harassment.”

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  • No way I’d let man grab my junk and most importantly in front of my wife. Let’s just say my response would not have been so late and wouldn’t have involved the LAPD. Sometimes you need to bite the bullet and quit worrying about what people thinks. The perpetrator tasting floor is chilling, befitting and appropriate. He sexually assaulted you and as a response you defended yourself. Totally justified.

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  • 😳 My dream was to become an actress during my early twenties. However, I heard rumors that I would have to “screw” my way up to the top if I wanted to be a star. That discouraged me; having being brought up in the Bible Belt. I guess God protected me ; along with my Spiritual upbringing. I became a nurse instead. I would still like to be an actress now, however, because I feel that I would know how to handle anything that was inappropriate and have no regrets about the outcome.

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  • All sexual predators feel ENTITLED to hunt fresh prey.
    Their victims are ENTITLED to monetary compensation.
    Sexual predators should be STRIPPED of their assets
    and forced to literally PAY for their sin.

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  • First of all Terry’s restraint is amazing, my response would have required paramedics! Next, not only did you disrespect me, you totally disrespected my “WIFE,” and that is where “tag teaming” is justified, because we would have taken turns dismantling this pervert! Glad Terry spoke out against this abuse, and hopefully they all pay dearly for their repeated crimes.

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    • Rick-As an African American female, one thing we as Black people know is restraint from violence, especially where white witnesses are present. Even if they saw this white pervert violate a Black man (or woman), when the police arrived, the Black person would be BLAMED and hauled away in chains. It’s ALWAYS OUR fault!

      Whites have selective vision and hearing when Blacks are rightfully beating up anyone white. They would have reported to KKKops that the “big, Black brute (Terry) beat down that white guy ‘for NO REASON'”!

      Whites still believe we are THEIR SLAVES which entitles them to sexually assault and rape us at will, any time and any place. I’ve had to quit jobs to avoid white male and female sexual predators in LAW FIRMS! Every time I’m in the presence of one of these white perverts, they try to get sexual. Since I can’t do prison time for aggravated assault, battery, mayhem or murder, I stay as far away from white perverts of both genders. If Terry hit him, he would be the one serving time.

      For this reason, I wouldn’t trust my child, dog or cat around any white person. They have to f^ck everything within arms reach. The BEST thing about being retired (civilian and military) is that I don’t have to work in an office with these white, perverted sex fiends, harassers and predators.

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