In October, amid mounting allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, Terry Crews claimed that in 2016, a “high level Hollywood executive” had “groped my privates” at a party. Crews eventually named his alleged assailant as Adam Venit.
While many of the actor’s colleagues have chosen to remain silent about his allegation — a choice Crews has said he “understands” — some stars have publicly supported the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor.
“Terry Crews is a stand-up guy. Literally one of the nicest people in our industry. He is honest, kind & true professional. I believe him & stand by him. #MeToo,” Gabrielle Union tweeted.
Director Paul Feig added: “I worked with @terrycrews on Bridesmaids and he is a wonderful, caring person. I fully support Terry and agree that he has not been treated with the respect due to him for coming forward. Hollywood must support all victims of sexual harassment and assault, period.”
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 3, 2017
I worked with @terrycrews on Bridesmaids and he is a wonderful, caring person. I fully support Terry and agree that he has not been treated with the respect due to him for coming forward. Hollywood must support all victims of sexual harassment and assault, period. https://t.co/9cXwEUfFh5
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) December 3, 2017
I didn’t want to go here, but I’m no coward and I fully support you .@terrycrews You are a good man and I’ve experienced exactly how this town gets down & you are doing the right thing brother. Stay the course and know that the truth will always prevail. #ItsTime #NoFear #MeToo pic.twitter.com/dLt6Gk037t
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) December 4, 2017
. @terrycrews played my father but that has nothing to do with the fact I️ respect him as a man in the industry. Its how Terry lived off set. The man he showed up to be in the moments it counted. 1 of the few who Ive seen day in & out handle his celebrity w grace. Love u brother https://t.co/yzM0CurTtL
— Tyler James Williams (@TylerJamesWill) December 3, 2017
I love you. I believe you. I’m with you. @terrycrews
— Anika Noni Rose *DoesntNeedToSeeYourPenis* (@AnikaNoniRose) December 2, 2017
Terry, i support you.
— Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) November 27, 2017
RELATED VIDEO: Terry Crews Says ‘I Will Not Be Shamed’ as He Shares Details of Alleged Sexual Assault
In October, when Crews initially came forward with his accusation, he said that following the alleged assault, he spent the rest of the evening and the next day telling “everyone I knew that worked with” the executive his story.
However, the actor said he “decided not 2 take it further becuz I didn’t want 2b ostracized— par 4 the course when the predator has power n influence. I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go.”
Terry Crews opens up about his experience with sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood. This is why telling these stories is important. pic.twitter.com/Dv2UCwUDLD
— Katie Barnes (@katie_barnes3) October 10, 2017
Following his decision to file a report with the Los Angeles Police Department in November, he named his alleged assailant as Venit — who had reportedly gone on leave from William Morris Entertainment earlier that month — during a sit-down interview with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America.
WME confirmed to ABC News that the agent “has been suspended following the internal investigation into the matter.”
Crews went on to say that he would not stand for people asking him why he didn’t come forward sooner.“I will not be shamed. I did nothing wrong, nothing,” he said.
However, on Nov. 27., Deadline Hollywood reported Venit had returned to work.