Terry Crews spoke openly in a Wednesday morning interview on Good Morning America, detailing his alleged sexual assault at the hands of Hollywood exec, WME agent Adam Venit.
Crews told GMA anchor Michael Strahan in part: “He’s basically staring at me and he’s sticking his tongue out and, you know, it’s overtly sexual kind of tongue move… it’s a party. It’s packed… I’m looking, is this a joke? I don’t understand. It was actually so bizarre. He keeps coming over to me. He comes over to me. I stick my hand out and he takes his hand and puts it and squeezes my genitals and I jump back like hey, hey and he’s like — he still is sticking his tongue out and all this stuff.”
The actor said that even when he was questioning Venit what he was doing, he continued. He says he then became angry and shoved Venit into a crowd of partygoers, but did not want to escalate the situation any further.
He continued, “He was acting so weird and so strange I put myself between, you know, him and my wife because with his tongue thing, I couldn’t understand. It’s so bizarre I wake up every morning wondering, did this really happen? It’s nuts.”
Crews said he approached Adam Sandler (whose agent was Venit) at the party about what happened and that they were both perplexed.
On the “floodgate” of victims coming forward, Crews said: “This is the deal about Hollywood. And it’s an abuse of power. This guy, again, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and he looked at me at the end as if, you know, who is going to believe you? When the Weinstein thing started happening I got PTSD. I was going, ‘Oh my god, this exact thing happened to me.’ I understand why they won’t come forward. Let me tell you a lot of times go, why didn’t you come forward sooner. When a person of power breaks that boundary and violates that boundary, you’re a prisoner of war.”
Watch the full interview below:
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