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- Actor Terry Crews came forward with an accusation that a Hollywood agent groped him at an industry event last year.
- Crews identified the agent as Adam Venit of WME in an interview with “Good Morning America.” Venit was put on leave.
- On Sunday, Crews shared an email from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, in which Simmons asks Crews to give the agent “a pass.”
- Simmons has himself been accused of sexual misconduct, in a report by The Los Angeles Times published Sunday.
On Sunday, actor Terry Crews shared an email that hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons sent to him, in which Simmons asks Crews to give the agent who allegedly sexually assaulted Crews “a pass.”
“No one gets a pass,” Crews wrote on Twitter in response.
In October, the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star shared his story of sexual assault amid the Harvey Weinstein accusations. Crews wrote on Twitter that he was sexually assaulted at an industry event last year by a “high level Hollywood executive.”
On “Good Morning America” last week, Crews confirmed that the man who allegedly groped him was WME agent Adam Venit. Venit was put on leave by WME.
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Crews filed a report on the alleged incident to the Los Angeles Police Department. Since it allegedly occurred last year, it is within the statute of limitations for sexual assault in the state of California.
Since coming forward, Crews has received an outpouring of support both from inside and outside Hollywood. But not everyone is pleased, it seems.
On Sunday, Crews shared an email on Twitter from Simmons, in which he asks Crews to “give the agent a pass” and ask that he be “reinstated.”
Here is the email shared by Crews:
Message Russell Simmons sent to me regarding my sexual assault case against Adam Venit of @WME:
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) November 19, 2017
Simmons has been accused of sexual misconduct himself, in a report by the Los Angeles Times published Sunday. Model Keri Claussen Khalighi alleged that in 1991, when she was 17, Simmons sexually assaulted her. Simmons denied the accusation.