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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.


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.

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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