Terry Crews recalls alleged sexual assault to Senate

Terry Crews recently spoke to a U.S. Senate about an alleged sexual assault at the hands of WME Agent Adam Venit.
By Tyler MacDonald | Jun 28, 2018
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor Terry Crews gave an emotional testimony before a U.S. Senate committee explaining why he didn't fight back against WME Agent Adam Venit,who he claims sexually assaulted him two years ago.

"The assault lasted only minutes, but what he was effectively telling me while he held my genitals in his hand, was that he held the power," the 49-year-old actor said. "That he was in control."

"This is how toxic masculinity permeates culture," he added.

After Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Crews why he did not fight back, he claims that he held back his initial urge to become violent.

"Senator, as a black man in America, you only have a few shots at success," he said. "You only have a few chances to make yourself a viable member of the community."

"I'm from Flint, Michigan," he continued. "I have seen many, many young black men who were provoked into violence, and they were in prison, or they were killed. And they're not here."

Crews tried to report the assault to Venit's agency, but nothing happened.

"I was told, 'We're gonna do everything in our power. We are gonna handle this, Terry. You're right, it is unacceptable'," he said. "And then they disappeared."

Venit was reportedly suspended for 30 days in October of last year.

---

Have something to say? Let us know in the comments section or send an email to the author. You can share ideas for stories by contacting us here.

Comments
Comments should take into account that readers may hold different opinions. With that in mind, please make sure comments are respectful, insightful, and remain focused on the article topic.