One of the more interesting cases of #MeToo came from actor Terry Crews. The muscular funny man said he was molested by an agent at a party, a reminder that men could be victimized, too.
However, like many in Hollywood, Crews continues to be victimized.
The Mary Sue quoted Crews: “This is the deal. What’s so strange and crazy is that I’m still paying them. I go to work, and I still have to send a check to my molester.” The actor added: “This is Hollywood, it is insane. I look at my bank statement, and I’m like, ‘Damn, this is the most wrong thing of all time.’ I’m calling it, I’m going to play this whole thing out. If I don’t get justice, nobody can.”
Currently, Crews is taking action over the assault. The L.A. County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case at the moment, with charges possibly to follow.
The man Crews claims assaulted him, William Morris Endeavor agent Adam Venit, was briefly suspended without pay, but is back at work now that much of the furor has died down.
Crews claims that Venit says the molestation wasn’t sexual, though the actor appears bewildered at how that could be remotely possible.
The Mary Sue writer Teresa Jusino reports: “Crews is absolutely right and this just further highlights that anyone calling this a witch hunt is ignoring how many of these men are continuing to work in spite of allegations.”
I’ve taken issue with some of Jusino’s thoughts previously, but not this time. If The Mary Sue and I are on the same page on something, folks might want to think about what’s happening here.
I know that there are some accusations being thrown around that are absolute bull. However, with the Harvey Weinstein scandal and many others, further investigation is a must.
Especially when you look at what Crews is facing. Men making such accusations are treated even worse than the women most of the time. Crews has co-starred with the biggest action icons of all time in The Expendables films. His accusation has the potential to hurt his career significantly. He has little to gain by making these claims.
William Morris Endeavor must have thought something was up when they suspended Venit without pay, right? Why bring him back, and why do it quietly?
Hollywood is a cesspool that needs to be cleaned out. The fact that it’s not already happening is telling.