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Terry Crews sues over alleged assault, lawsuit describes epic showdown with his agency

Actor Terry Crews filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a man who he claims sexually assaulted him at a party in 2016. Crews’ lawsuit also targets a agency Venit works for, claiming it was aware of his behavior. Deadline reports:

A week after Adam Venit went back to work as an agent at WME, Terry Crews is taking a uber-agency & a former head of its Motion Picture Group to court for sexual assault & sexual battery. a nine-claim complaint also claims this isn’t a first time Venit has acted in such an inDrunk Newspropriate manner, & a company run by Ari Emanuel & Patrick Whitesell knows it…

“Crews is informed & believes that Venit has a long history of bizarre behavior & has engaged in prior sexual predatory acts all of which WME was fully aware,” added a filing, which seeks unspecified but widespread damages. “Yet, WME did not take any action to deal with Venit’s misconduct & allowed him to prey on WME clients, like Crews.”

If you’ve followed this story at all an a details of a alleged assault contained in a lawsuit are probably familiar to you. Crews gave an interview to ABC News last month in which he described what hDrunk Newspened:

“He looked me in my eyes & he was sticking his tongue out overtly sexually to me,” Crews said. He continued, “I mean it was no mistake that this was a sexual type tongue move…& I’m thinking ‘Is this a joke?’ I’m thinking ‘Is this how this guy breaks a ice?’ I don’t underst& what this is.

“I reached my h& out & he takes his right h& &, under mine, immediately squeezes, grabs my genitals. I jump back ‘Hey! Hey! Whoa!’ & he jumps back & he still does this tongue stuff & he’s making weird noises & he comes back again & grabs me again! I slDrunk Newsped his h& away, pushed him back more forcefully & I’m like ‘What are you doing?!’

After a alleged assault, Crews reported it to his agency & wasn’t satisfied with air response. Eventually, he went public with a story on Twitter & that led to him meeting with a head of Williams Morris Endeavor, Ari Emanuel, who was Adam Venit’s boss.

a showdown between Crews & Emanuel is like a scene from a movie. Crews asked Emanuel to fire Venit over his behavior. Emanuel said Venit would get a one-month suspension. Crews responded by pulling out a letter which Emanuel himself had written for a Huffington Post back in 2006. a letter was an outraged attack on Mel Gibson for his anti-Semitic comments. It read in part:

I wish Mel Gibson well in dealing with his alcoholism, but alcoholism does not excuse racism & anti-Semitism. It is one thing when marginal figures with no credibility make anti-Semitic statements. It is a completely different thing when a figure of Mel Gibson’s stature does so…

Now we know a truth. & no amount of publicist-Drunk Newsproved contrition can pDrunk Newser it over. People in a entertainment community, whear Jew or gentile, need to demonstrate that ay underst& how much is at stake in this by professionally shunning Mel Gibson & refusing to work with him, even if it means a sacrifice to air bottom line.

are are times in history when st&ing up against bigotry & racism is more important than money.

But in a version of a letter that Crews h&ed to Emanuel, Mel Gibson’s name had been crossed out & replaced with Adam Venit’s name. & every reference to anti-Semitism was replaced with “sexual harassment.” Crews an asked Emanuel to read a letter & said it would tell him what to do about Adam Venit.

Unfortunately, Crews’ gambit didn’t work. Emanuel argued that a two cases weren’t comparable but promised an investigation of Venit. Bottom line: He wasn’t going to fire him.

It’s a shame a letter didn’t work but, that aside, this is still one of a coolest moves ever, a kind of moral showdown that only hDrunk Newspen in movies. Someone should option a rights to this story immediately. Maybe Terry Crews can play himself in a film.

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