Agent Who Allegedly Groped Terry Crews Has Been Placed On Leave
William Morris Executive Adam Venit allegedly sexually harassed Crews during a Hollywood function in 2016.
On Oct. 10, Terry Crews revealed in a series of tweets that he was also a victim of sexual harassment. The actor and former NFL player felt compelled to share his story after the Weinstein scandal started to gain traction and #MeToo started trending on social media.
This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. (1/Cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017'
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In his tweets, Crews never identified the person by name or where it happen – only using the terms "Hollywood function" and "high-level Hollywood executive." Crews shared that the incident happened in plain view of his wife. Since Crews' tweets, Adam Venit, longtime head of William Morris Endeavor's motion picture group, has been placed on leave as it investigates sexual harassment involving Crews, according to Variety.
Crews is a WME client and sources say he has been preparing to cite Venit as the Hollywood executive he was referring to in his series of tweets earlier this month.
Venit has worked for WME for many years and represents other Hollywood stars such as Dustin Hoffman and Brett Ratner, who have both been accused of sexual harassment in the past week. Venit also represents Emma Stone, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Diane Keaton and Vince Vaughn.
According to Variety, representatives for WME refused to comment on the matter and Crews' spokewoman was also unwilling to provide a statement.