Los Angeles, Nov 16 (PTI) Actor Terry Crews has opened up about the alleged groping incident he faced with an executive of talent agency, against which he has filed a complaint.Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Congratulates US President Joe Biden, Says Looking Forward To Work Together
Just days after the news about of Harvey Weinstein broke, the “Expendables” actor had claimed that a “high-level Hollywood executive” groped his “privates” at a party last year. Also Read - Aliens Exist & They Are Secretly in Touch With Israel & America, Claims Ex-Israeli Space Chief; Says Donald Trump Knows About It
The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Adam Venit, head of William Morris Endeavor’s (WME) motion picture group, who now has gone on leave as the agency investigates the accusations. Also Read - Ahead of Christmas, Top US Scientist Fauci Warns of 'Surge Upon Surge' in COVID-19 Cases
“He’s connected to probably everyone I know in the business. I did not know this man. I have never had a conversation with him, ever. I knew of him… the first time I ever had an interaction with him was at this event,” Crews told Michael Strahan of the Good Morning America.
The “Expendables” actor said during the party Venit made uncomfortable gestures at him from a distance and later approached him.
“I stick my hand out and he literally takes his hand and puts it, squeezes my genitals. And I jump back like, ‘Hey, hey!’… I go, ‘Dude, what are you doing?’ recalled Crews.
Crews said he never “felt more emasculated, more objectified” than after the incident.
“And then he comes back again and he just won’t stop. And then I really got forceful, pushed him back, he bumps into all the other partygoers and he starts giggling and laughing.
“I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified. I was horrified.” Crews added.
Crews has filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department, which is investigating the accusations.
On October 10, Terry Crews claimed on Twitter that a Hollywood executive had groped him.
“My wife and I were at a Hollywood function last year and a high level Hollywood executive came over to me and groped my privates.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.