As of Monday evening, actor Terry Crews has put all of Hollywood on blast.
The formidable actor known for his comedic roles and boundless humor is seemingly set to take on Hollywood because of how he has personally been affected by the #MeToo movement.
Crews issued the warning in an 11-word tweet:
I know what you did last summer…
On Crews’ own social media page, he has alleged that he was a victim of sexual harassment by WME agent Adam Venit.
It was recently announced however that the Los Angeles Police Department would not be charging Venit and subsequently dismissed the case.
Crews reported the incident to the Los Angeles Police Department on Nov. 8, alleging that Venit had grabbed his crotch at an industry party at Hutchinson restaurant in February 2016. Police investigated and forwarded the complaint to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office on Feb. 6.
The D.A.’s office determined that the case was not a felony.
“Given that the suspect did not make contact with the victim’s skin when he grabbed the victim’s genitals and there is no restraint involved, a felony filing is declined,” a prosecutor wrote on a charge evaluation worksheet.
The case was referred it to the office of L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer for possible misdemeanor prosecution. According to a spokesman in Feuer’s office, the case exceeded the one-year statute of limitations for misdemeanors, and so the office declined to prosecute on Feb. 20.
Here’s more from the Daily Beast:
Crews tweeted on Saturday that Venit—whom Crews accused of groping him at a 2016 party—had connections to the Los Angeles Police Department. “Adam Venit has been the Event Chairman of the LAPD Foundation, which raises millions for the LAPD,” he wrote. “Anyone wonder why my assault case against him was thrown out by the D.A.? Yeah, #MeToo.” The newspaper reports that Venit is a board member of the Los Angeles Police Foundation, a nonprofit that raises funds for the police department.
I know what you did last summer…
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) August 27, 2018
While not always mentioning Venit directly, Crews has spoken on his victimization a number of times.
“You can see it right in front of your eyes,” Crews said, as Variety also reports. “I don’t even have to say anything. Can you get away with doing something like that to another human being? And the answer is yes, cause he’s working. What else can I say?”
“A lot of times, Hollywood can be like a religious service,” he continued. “You’re doing so many things that you don’t even know why you’re doing them anymore. It’s like, this is how it’s done — and this is one thing we address even in this movie. Do you buy in? Do you sell out? What are you into? There’s this cognitive dissonance that you deal with, like two opposing beliefs in your brain at the same time. Which one do you believe?”
“I have to say I was victimized but I’ve made the choice to not become a victim,” Crews said. “And that’s the thing: I did everything I’m supposed to do, with the police, the law enforcement. I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do in regards to lawsuits, and I plan on going all the way because until you hold everyone accountable every time, nothing will change.”
Many people encouraged Crews following the announcement:
I’m proud of you Terry 💗💗
— Jocily is canon (@Emily_The_Meme) August 27, 2018
the world is here for you terry 💖 #MeToo
— tess “wrestling nickname” thompson (@tessthoms) August 27, 2018
— noe 🐾 (@noemustdie) August 28, 2018
i’m so proud of u terry
— dan (@danathemaa) August 27, 2018
Thank you for your voice. We’ve got you. 💕
— Jill Meier (@JillMarie0721) August 28, 2018
Adore you Terry. I stand with you. I believe you. #MeToo
— 🤟🏼 Amy Louise 🤟🏼 (@Beloved31075) August 28, 2018
We support you man! All the way! 👊
— ♛ ((Fitzy)) ♕ (@TheFknLizrdKing) August 28, 2018
You’re so inspirational ❤️
— Melissa (@melissa30132182) August 28, 2018
HERE FOR YOU, TERRY!!! Thank you so much for your courage and your strength. WE GOT CHUUU!!!!
— Hope Reyes (@hewpify) August 28, 2018