Longtime character actor and former NFL player Terry Crews is once again talking about the night he attended a Hollywood cocktail party with his wife and ended up allegedly being groped repeatedly, Crews claims, by Hollywood agent Adam Venit.
Crews spoke with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America about the bizarre encounter, which is now under police investigation.
Crews claims he had never even met Venit when the man went for Crews’ balls–after, Crews claims, Venit greeted him with movements of his tongue that simulated oral sex.
“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,” he alleged. “And I’m looking like, ‘Is this a joke? I don’t understand.’ It was actually so bizarre”.
Crews says he feared that if he attacked Venit, he would be, no pun intended, blackballed.
Crews says he wanted to “punch a hole” in something or somebody, especially since his shocked wife was there to witness the alleged grabbing, but didn’t.
The big, brawny actor, who is most usually seen shirtless in movies and on commercials, says the whole thing made him feel very vulnerable and effeminate.
“I stick my hand out and he literally takes his hand and puts it, squeezes my genitals. And I jump back like, ‘Hey, hey!’ … I go, ‘Dude, what are you doing?’”
“I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified. I was horrified.”
Crews joins a growing list of Hollywood actors and actresses who are coming forward years later with accusations of sexual assault perpetrated by Hollywood insiders and power-brokers–although some have questioned why Crews is just now going public with his own allegations.
Meanwhile, Crews filed a police report with Los Angeles police detailing the incident last week, so Venit might end up somewhere where he can grab all the balls he wants.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 15, 2017