Newly minted TIME Magazine Person of The Year (kinda, sorta. He’s one of many featured) Terry Crews has taken his allegations of sexual assault at the hands of Hollywood agent Adam Venit to the courts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terry has filed a lawsuit against Venit and William Morris Endeavor (Terry’s former agency and the agency that employs Venit) claiming Venit groped him at a party hosted by Adam Sandler last year.
Terry’s complaint contends:
“Venit, upon his first meeting Crews, viciously grabbed Crews’ penis and testicles so hard that it caused Crews immediate pain in a blatant and unprovoked sexual assault,” writes attorney Bryan Sullivan in the complaint, which was filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Terry’s assault claims have been mocked by assholes who can’t believe a big muscled guy like Terry would allow that to happen to him rather than just swatting Venit like a fly or punching his lights out. The complaint continues:
“Crews smacked Venit’s hand away and shoved him back more forcefully than before, screaming ‘Hey! What are you doing?!’ two or three times, but Venit ignored everything Crews was saying and continued to try to grab Crews’ genitals,” writes Sullivan. “Crews kept Venit at arm’s length and turned to Sandler to get his attention, yelling, ‘Adam, come get your boy! He’s grabbing my nuts!'”
Terry says that Venit just sat there and “giggled and smirked” while Sandler shook his head in disbelief. When Terry got home, Sandler called him to apologize (Venit is his agent too. He also represents both Casey Affleck and Dustin Hoffman; each facing accusations of their own). From there Terry did everything you’re “supposed to do” if you want to be believed. He reported the assault to his agent which resulted in an apology call from Venit claiming “he was just not himself that night.” Terry says he stopped going to WME events in order to avoid seeing Venit and that he feared his career would be negatively impacted by it.
TMZ adds that Terry met with the chairman of WME, Ari Emanuel, who apologized for what Venit allegedly did and assured him that Venit “did not have that level of power despite his title as head of the Motion Picture Department.”
Terry was finally so fed up with the excuses and lack of action that he #tooktotwitter to tell his story. And in case you’re wondering, no, Terry is not fucking around. He’s suing for assault, battery, sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and negligent retention and supervision.
Terry also called out Dylan Howard, who is the chief content officer for The Enquirer, Radar and UsWeekly and was also just accused of sexual harassment himself.
ABUSERS PROTECT ABUSERS. https://t.co/7RMw26sz9w
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) December 5, 2017
Terry’s got a point to make and he’s hear to let you know there will be consequences. With all these sleazebags getting outed daily, things are getting convoluted. There are so many players and connections that I feel like I need to get started on a giant murder board in my living room with headshots connected with string and push pins. I’ll get a big red sharpie to ex-out all the faces of the fuckers as they go down.