Terry Crews Speaks On His Sexual Assault Case Against Adam Venit: 'If I Can't Get Justice, Nobody Can'
Though Terry Crews has taken a step against his attacker, WME agent, Adam Venit, he's not out of the woods yet. Crews is apparently still putting money in Venit's pocket, despite the fact that Venit sexually assaulted Crews.
Where's The Justice?
Crews opened up about the lawsuit he has against Venit during the 2018 Esquire's Maverick's Hollywood Party. The actor stated that he still "sends a check" to his molester.
"This is the deal, what's so strange and crazy is that I'm still paying them. I go to work, and I still have to send a check to my molester," Crews explained.
"This is Hollywood, it is insane. I look at my bank statement, and I'm like, 'Damn, this is the [wrongest] thing of all time.' I'm calling it, I'm going to play this whole thing out. If I don't get justice, nobody can," he continued.
Crews did state that he did feel "vindicated" now that the police are looking into his claims. The actor also filed a separate suit against Venit. The Everybody Hates Chris actor filed a police report against Venit in December 2017.
The Weinstein Effect
Crews came forward with his allegations after a plethora of men and women in Hollywood spoke out against their attackers. Former movie mogul and producer Harvey Weinstein was outed by over 80 women which led to the infamous "Weinstein Effect".
After Weinstein, others in Hollywood such as Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, James Toback, Brett Ratner, and Russell Simmons were all accused of sexual crimes.
The White Chicks actor accused Venit of groping his genitals at a party. Crews did state that Venit apologized for his behavior but would still pursue legal actions against him. Following this, Venit was stripped of his position as head of WME's motion picture group but was still kept on as an agent, a move that deeply displeased Crews.
Crews also stated that Venit tried to brush off the attack and claimed it wasn't sexual. The actor elaborated that no one should ever have to deal with being treated "less than a human being" and that Weinstein was not the only "monster" in Hollywood that needed to be taken down.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor thanked his wife of 28 years, Courtney, for standing by him and supporting his decision to come forward.