Terry Crews Files Lawsuit Against Adam Venit, The Agent Who Assaulted Him
Terry Crews is moving ahead full force with his sexual assault claims against Hollywood executive Adam Venit. As we’ve previously reported, Crews claimed that Venit grabbed his genitals at an event last year, in front of his wife.
While Venit was suspended, without pay, for a month, he is now back at work at the William Morris Endeavor (WME) agency. Interesting, that all of the other White men who assaulted White women were fired. Venit got a slap on the wrist and returned to the job.
Now, according to TMZ, Crews has filed a police report regarding the assault.
In the lawsuit, Crews states Venit stared at him, “like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively.” Crews said after the assault, he turned to Adam Sandler, who was also in attendance and said, “Adam, come get your boy! He’s grabbing my nuts.”
Crews said later that evening, on his way home, Sandler called him and asked if he was alright. Crews said that he was surprised to be molested at 48-years-old. Crews said Sandler said he was shocked by Venit’s behavior.
The next day, Crews says he called his agent, also at WME, and told him the story. Hours later, Venit called Crews and apologized saying that he was not himself that evening.
Crews also met with WME chairman Ari Emanuel who apologized for Venit’s behavior. Crews told Emanuel that he feared retaliation. Emanuel told him that Venit “did not have that level of power despite his title as head of the Motion Picture Department.”
In the lawsuit, Crews said that he has suffered psychologically and has never felt more emasculated. He also said that he is concerned about Venit’s power in the industry hurting his career.