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Terry Crews Reacts to Adam Venit Returning to WME after Sexual Assault Allegations

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews didn’t hold back on slamming the news of Adam Venit returning to the talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME).

“SOMEONE GOT A PASS,” the actor tweeted in response to the WME agent return to work after a brief suspension.

Venit received a suspension after Crews came forward saying the Hollywood executive had allegedly assaulted him at a party in 2016.

Crew detailed the incident on twitter and opened up about his reasons for not coming forward initially. The actor also expressed his support for those going through the same situation. “I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator,” he tweeted.

“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,” he said.

In November, the actor reported the alleged sexual assault to the LAPD. Crews didn’t publicly said Venit was the person behind the incident until he sat down for an interview with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan.

Crews told Strahan that he was “assaulted” by Venit and that the executive made “overtly sexual tongue moves” at him and touched his genitals. After Venit came back a second time, Crews said he pushed him back; nonetheless, he said the executive laughed at him and Crews left the function with his wife.

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

WME issued a statement saying that Venit had been “suspended following the internal investigation into the matter.” Though the former head of the motion picture department was demoted from his job, he will remain at the company as an agent.

In response to the news of Venit’s return to the agency, Crews tweeted a picture of a letter WME’s CEO Ari Emanuel wrote for HuffPost in 2006. The open letter was in reference to Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic remarks and Emanuel’s request for the entertainment industry to shun the Australian actor and director.

Crews tweeted that he replaced Venit’s name for Gibson’s and the words “sexual assault” for “anti-Semitic.” After sending the new version of the letter back to Emanuel, Crews said that the executive told him “it’s different, and handed the letter back to me.”


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