Terry Crews says #MeToo movement gave him courage to share his sexual misconduct story


This was also a time when people believed that you as a man couldn’t be sexually assaulted. Advertising

In the aftermath of the sexual harassment scandal that led to the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Crews had revealed that a “high-level Hollywood executive” groped his “privates” at a party in 2016. During a discussion at the 25th annual Essence Festival, Crews said he did not report the incident immediately after it happened as he feared no one would believe him, reported Deadline. I wanted them to get rid of this man…
“This was pre-Me Too. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star said he felt empowered and decided to share his story after the Weinstein scandal. I went right to the agency where this man worked and told everybody. “When the women of the #MeToo movement came forward, I viewed that like a hole in the fence. The actor added that opening up about the incident with the world was “probably the most important thing I’ve ever done”. I watched those women escape and I ran right after them. The alleged perpetrator was later identified as Adam Venit, head of WMEs motion picture group, who has since left the agency and taken a retirement. I didn’t go public right away. That is when I came public. 0
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“I did come forward right away. With the inspiration and from the courage they showed, actually gave me the courage to come forward with my story,” Crews said. I gave them time to rectify the situation. It was impossible to get anyone to believe,” the 50-year-old actor said.