Terry Crews Suing Talent Agency
Terry Crews has lawyered up. The 49-year-old actor alleges talent agents at William Morris Endeavor
“knowingly permitted and encouraged to engage in sexually predatory conduct”
and filed a lawsuit against the agency and one of its top executives. He claims that he was subjected to sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender violence and emotional distress during and after a Feb. 2016 incident in which he says he was repeatedly groped by a talent executive.
The lawsuit recounts allegations that agent Adam Venit groped him at the Hollywood party last year and details the actor’s efforts to see Venit disciplined after the incident. Crews complained about Venit to agency chairman Ari Emanuel, and the two men have retaliated against him for going public with his allegations, the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit says the agency knew Venit was predatory and condoned his behavior by failing to punish him for it.
As previously reported, in October, Crews revealed on social media that he was groped by a high-level talent agent at an industry event. Crews discussed the incident and named Venit as his attacker on “Good Morning America” last month.