Terry Crews' 'Expendables' Costars Haven't Gotten In Touch Following Assault Claims, But Fans Got His Back
Following his case against William Morris Endeavour agent Adam Venit, Terry Crews has not yet received any word from his costars in Expendables, but fans still got his back.
Crews has spoken up back in February on a sexual misconduct citing Venit during Adam Sandler's party in 2016. The actor accused the respondent of groping his private part and making lewd facial expressions that almost resulted in a brawl.
"No words from anybody. Nothing. Believe me, nobody saw that coming. Nobody thought that I was gonna put that out there," Crews said.
To make matters worse, the 49-year-old actor revealed that Expendables producer Avi Lerner has contacted his camp in an attempt to convince him to drop the case against Venit. Apparently, Lerner told Crews that backing out on the charges would help him avoid potential problems on the movie's sequel.
In response, Crews tweeted Lerner's advice and tipped that Venit is connected to a number of staff and actors on the set including Sylvester Stallone.
"I was on the set [of Brooklyn Nine-Nine], shaking," Crews said. "I didn't call my publicist, I didn't call my friends, I didn't call my manager, I didn't call my wife. I just started tweeting."
A Violent Place
Crews referred to Hollywood as a violent place, comparing it to a plantation. A lot of people working in the industry, who were victimized by sexual predators, chose to remain silent than risking their reputation. Others, according to Crews, were not able to work again because they were being axed from their respective shows.
Despite his colleagues at Expendables unable to reach out, Crews get his strength and motivation from the fans who continue to support him. Early this week, the actor posted a photo on Twitter showing a letter sent by his folks at Old Spice and Procter & Gamble. The letter bore the hand-signed signatures of his coworkers.
American actor and director Paul Feig also expressed his respect and gratitude to Crews for coming out with his story even if it was stereotypical for men.
End Of Career
Last week, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office dismissed Venit's case due to statute limitations. The ruling said that Crew's sexual assault allegations are unfounded because it does not have skin contact and struggle.
If exposing his story would result to the end of his career, Crews said he is fine with that. If he is going to be ousted from doing another Expendables, he said he will gladly take it.