Terry Crews Files Police Report, Plans To File Lawsuit After Sexual Assault Claim
The actor said, "People need to be held accountable."
November 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm
After revealing in a series of tweets a few weeks ago that he was a victim of sexual assault, actor Terry Crews has reportedly filed a police report against a Hollywood executive. Citing law enforcement sources, NBC News reports that Crews filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday.
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
Per the HuffPost, a police spokesman confirmed on Thursday that Crews filed a report listing himself as the victim, and LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division will be handling the investigation.
“People need to be held accountable,” Crews told TMZ outside of a Hollywood police station, adding that he also plans to file a lawsuit. “We’re going to go all the way.”
In his tweets, Crews wrote that the man – who he only identified as a "high-level Hollywood executive" – groped "his privates" in front of his wife and then "grinned like a jerk."
While Crews never named the Hollywood executive, several reports last week named Adam Venit, a talent agent with Williams Morris Endeavor (WME), as the alleged groper. Crews was a client of WME but has since fired the agency since news of the alleged sexual assault in 2016.
Crews, who stars in FOX's "Brooklyn-Nine-Nine," explained in his tweets in October that he felt compelled to share his story publicly after a number of women came forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and rape. The trending topic #MeToo took over social media, and Crews became one of many victims speaking out and standing up against harassment and rape.