We needed a win for the #metoo annals this week, after the sad story of Asia Argento and her alleged sexual assault victim Jimmy Bennett unfurled with yet another busted chain in the link. Somewhat more optimistically, Terry Crews has shared the letter of apology that Adam Venit, the agent accussed of groping him at Adam Sandler‘s party in February 2016, issued to him a few months ago. I say “somewhat” more optimistically because the letter is full of “I, me, mines” and seems to have everything to do with Adam Venit’s feelings and very little to do with Terry’s, but Terry seems happy and that’s all that matters. Read on and you be the jury and the judge.
Terry had been sitting on Adam’s apology letter for six months, waiting until a course of action was taken against the William Morris Endeavor agent (Terry was repped by WME at the time of the assault and was pissed that Adam stayed on at the company after he grabbed Terry in the genitals- as he should be). Well, as of a few days ago Adam Vebit is now a former WME agent, and Terry said that because Adam has been fired from the position he held at the time of the assault, he feels vindicated and says “apology accepted“.
Maybe I’m jaded and cynical, but I’m not entirely buying it. Sure, Adam does say he’s “sorry for all of it” and asks for forgiveness, without laying out exactly what it is he should be forgiven for (don’t worry, we all know), but it seems buried in the rest of it. My psychology education (received from Googling) says that Adam asking for Terry’s forgiveness is better than saying “I’m sorry” because it puts the power into Terry’s hands (or something- I’m way behind on my much needed therapy), so that’s good at least. But how many times does Adam need to say that he’s on a quest to be his best, and that he hopes they can open a “dialogue“? I’m sure not many accusers want to meet their attackers over a Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity breakfast at IHOP and talk about their feelings.
Since there’s a good old fashioned firing to go along with the letter, Terry seems satisfied. The only true vindication for Terry will be if and when they bring back cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Only then will everything be truly set right again.