Terry Crews has posted an apology letter from the Hollywood agent who he says groped him, nearly a year after Crews initially shared his story.
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While Crews did not release the name of the agent at first, writing “He knows who he is,” he later revealed it to be longtime William Morris agent Adam Venit.
Crews shared the letter on Friday morning, explaining that he received it in March but waited for Venit to resign his position before accepting.
In the caption, he added “#Accountablity”.
@WME ‘s ADAM VENIT FULL APOLOGY LETTER:
Received: March 22nd, 2018
Accepted WITH HIS RESIGNATION: September 10th, 2018#Accountability
Read in full below: pic.twitter.com/Hbe4tu7UPL
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) September 14, 2018
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, Crews posted a series of tweets about his experience, beginning with “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME.”
After coming forward with Venit’s name, Crews filed a police report, detailing a 2016 incident at a Hollywood party at which Venit allegedly groped his genitals.
Venit does not address the specifics in his apology letter but writes that “I know that you didn’t ask for any of this. Again, I take responsibility for us being here now, together in this situation. I am sorry for all of it.”
“I want to use this moment to be a positive influence with you and not just another Hollywood story that becomes the narrative of who we both are,” Venit continues. “We both are so much more and have so much more to offer. I even hope that someday we can come together and go forward with compassion and understanding, and be an amazing force for positivity and change in our culture.”
Criminal charges were dismissed against Venit, though a civil lawsuit filed by Crews is currently being settled.
Venit is really lucky Terry Crews didn’t haul off and send him back to the last century. Crews deserves praise for his restraint, for sharing his story, and for continuing to advocate for men affected by sexual harassment and abuse, in Hollywood and everywhere.
If he had he would have been arrested, the agent would have lied and told the police it was an unprovoked assault and the police would have believed him.
Sort a non-apology. I don’t see where he outright says I apologize for groping you. He refers to it happening and difuses the whole scenario with the we comments indicating it’s really society that made me do it. Remember Flip Wilson ‘The devil made me do it.’ Something outside of himself; evidently he’s not in charge of his actions
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