Hollywood Exec Who Groped Terry Crews Is Now On Leave
In the wake of a number of sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Terry Crews was one of the few brave men to step forward and share that not only women are assaulted in what seems to be an industry rampant with sexual harassment.
In a series of tweets, Crews recalled an incident in which he was publicly groped by a film executive at a party. He expressed that although his wife witnessed the unwanted encounter and they were both extremely offended, he did not directly confront the executive because he feared how an altercation would appear to the public.
The New York Daily News now reports that the man Crews accused of assault has been identified as Adam Venit, the head of the motion pictures department at powerhouse talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME). Venit represents A-list celebrities Diane Keaton, Emma Stone, Eddie Murphy and Sylvester Stallone, along with Brett Ratner and Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman and Ratner have also been accused of sexual misconduct recently. Venit started his career at Creative Artists Agency and brokered major deals, including Gal Gadot in the Wonder Woman sequel, along with Stallone and Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2.
Crews is represented by WME although Venit is not his agent. Venit has been placed on a leave of absence pending an investigation into Crews’ account, according to The Hollywood Reporter. WME and Crews have had no comment about the recent events.
Crews, is one of the first of many men who have gone public about being assaulted by other men in the entertainment industry. Actor, Anthony Rapp recently accused former House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct that took place when he was only 14-years-old. Lost Boys star Corey Feldman who has been very vocal about pedophilia in the entertainment industry recently named actors Jon Grissom and child talent manager, Marty Weiss of as perpetrators of sexual abuse that took place when he was a young actor.