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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

Now Terry Crews reveals how he was groped by a Hollywood exec in front of his wife

Actor Terry Crews has revealed how he too was sexually harassed by a Hollywood executive last year at an event.

hollywood Updated: Oct 11, 2017 16:49 IST
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Actor Terry Crews said he thought about fighting back, until he realised the optics.
Actor Terry Crews said he thought about fighting back, until he realised the optics.(AFP)

After explosive revelations made against producer Harvey Weinstein, people wondered if that was just the tip of the iceberg.

49-year-old actor and former American football player Terry Crews has opened up about the alleged incident with an unnamed “high-level Hollywood executive”, saying he was inappropriately grabbed in front of his wife Rebecca.

In a series of tweets, Crews wrote, “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. My wife & I were at a Hollywood function last year and a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates.”

Crews said he thought about fighting back, until he realised the optics.

The actor continued, “Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything and we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk. I was going to kick his a** right then but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear. 240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho’ would be the headline the next day.”

The actor, who added that he shared the story to “deter predators” and provide hope for others in similar situations, wrote that after the incident, he understood why women don’t speak up when they’re harassed.

“Who’s going 2 believe you? ( few) What r the repercussions?(many) Do u want 2 work again? (Yes) R you prepared 2b ostracized?(No). Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless.” wrote the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star.

The same day Crews told his story, more celebs came forward to accuse Weinstein of hurting them.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie also came out with their explanations about the harassment they faced from Harvery Weinstein.

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First Published: Oct 11, 2017 16:48 IST