Terry Crews Opens Up About Being Groped By Hollywood Agent Adam Venit — ‘I Have Never Felt More Emasculated, More Objectified’
Terry Crews is calling out his harasser.
As we reported, the 49-year-old filed a police report earlier this month after making the shocking revelation on Twitter that a high-level executive “came over 2 me and groped my privates” at a Hollywood event.
Speaking with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America on Wednesday, the White Chicks star recalled the harrowing incident:
“I’m looking at him and he’s basically staring at me and he’s sticking his tongue. Just overtly sexual kind of tongue moves. It’s a party, it’s packed, the whole thing. And I’m looking like, ├óΓé¼╦£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, ├óΓé¼╦£Hey, hey!’ ├óΓé¼┬ª I go, ├óΓé¼╦£Dude, what are you doing?'”
And the groping didn’t stop there:
“And then he comes back again and he just won’t stop. And then I really got forceful, pushed him back, he bumps into all the other partygoers and he starts giggling and laughing. I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified. I was horrified. I went over to Adam [Sandler] right then and there and said, ├óΓé¼╦£Man, come get your boy. What is his problem?'”
According to Terry, Sandler didn’t know what to say because it was “bizarre to both of us.”
After the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor was inspired (and triggered) by all the women coming forward to share his own story:
“I will not be shamed. I did nothing wrong. Nothing. What kind of man would I be to tell my kids, ├óΓé¼╦£If someone touches you where you don’t want to, tell someone’ if I’m not doing it myself?”
Watch his powerful interview (below):
This is an extremely important message to be heard. Thank you for sharing, Terry.