Terry Crews broke his silence Wednesday about the powerful Hollywood agent accused of groping him at a function in front of his wife.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor filed a formal report with the Los Angeles Police Department, he confirmed on Twitter. Crews came forward last month about the incident.
“Today Terry Crews met with officers from LAPD’s Hollywood station,” Officer Sal Ramirez, LAPD public information officer, also confirmed about the actor to USA TODAY in a statement.
WME agent Adam Venit, who is on leave from his agency, is reportedly the executive who groped Crews and is mentioned in his police report, The Hollywood Reporter said. Venit’s client roster does not include Crews.
Crews’ story prompted the LAPD to open an investigation in its robbery and homicide division, the department confirmed to THR. The actor’s formalized complaint comes amid a storm of controversy about assault allegations against major Hollywood player, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
Several actresses and actors including Crews have made public testimonies about disturbing assaults and have refused to remain quiet.
Crews flooded Twitter with several posts about his horrific experience with a Hollywood executive last month. Many social media users responded to the courageous actor’s messages.
The Hollywood star revealed the assault to other people working with the executive, he later wrote. A fear of being “ostracized” led him to not coming forward sooner, but he hoped his story would encourage someone to speak up and stop “predators” from hurting others, he said.
The actor and his cohorts including Lupita Nyong’o are showing others that abuse survivors are strong and their abusers must be held accountable.