Terry Crews Talks Hollywood Sexual Assault on Good Morning America: ‘I Will Not Be Shamed’

Terry Crews (Good Morning America screenshot)
Terry Crews (Good Morning America screenshot)

Terry Crews spoke in detail about the sexual assault he says he endured at the hands of Hollywood agent Adam Venit in an interview with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan on Wednesday.

Crews said that Venit, who is currently on leave as head of the motion picture department at William Morris Endeavor, grabbed his “junk” twice at an event he was attending with his wife and Adam Sandler in 2016. In his interview, Crews stated that it was his first time meeting Venit.

“He’s connected to probably everyone I know in the business,” Crews told Strahan. “I did not know this man. I have never had a conversation with him, ever.”

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“I’m looking at him and he’s basically staring at me and he’s sticking his tongue out. Just overtly sexual kind of tongue moves. It’s a party, it’s packed, the whole thing,” he continued. “And I’m looking like, ‘Is this a joke? I don’t understand.’ It was actually so bizarre. And he keeps coming over to me. 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?’”

Crews said that if it weren’t for his wife calming him down, he probably would have been in jail for attacking the man. Crews said that he told Sandler about the incident shortly after it happened, and he couldn’t offer any explanation.

“I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified. I was horrified. I went over to Adam [Sandler] right then and there and said, ‘Man, come get your boy. What is his problem?’”

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Last week, Crews filed a police report with the Los Angeles Police Department alleging the sexual assault.

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This is what gets me about victim-blamers and deniers. If Terry Crews can be put in a situation like that, why is it unbelievable for women to be in a situation where they can’t say no or fight back?