Terry Crews Suing Venit Agency for Sexual Assault
Actor, Terry Crews filed a lawsuit back in October against Adam Venit, who he claims sexually assaulted him at a party in 2016. But Crews’ lawsuit also targets the agency Venit works for, claiming they were already aware of his behavior.
Crews stated his allegations over Twitter this past October. Unfortunately he did not name the assaulter. Since he has made various media appearances around the country to discuss his allegations publicly, eventually naming the person who victimized him.
If you don’t know what happened: the actor attended “an entertainment industry event” at Hutchinson’s Restaurant in West Hollywood hosted by Adam Sandler on February 4, 2016. The complaint states that during the party Venit, who Crews had never met, began to stare at Crews intently, “like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively.”
Crews’s complaint alleges that when Venit approached Crews, “Venit reached his hand out as if to shake Crews hand but instead, grabbing Crews genitals, squeezing them so hard that Crews jumped back in pain.”Venit grabbed Crews’s genitals again and continued to try and do so. Crews claims that after telling party host Adam Sandler about Venit’s conduct, Crews and his wife left the party after being there for about 30 minutes.
After the incident, Crews informed his agent, who worked for Venit about what happened at the party. Crews states that he received a phone call a few hours later from Venit who apologized to Crews, saying that “he just was not himself that night.” Crews believed Venit was going to “held accountable” by WME for his conduct, but that he was not.
Crews is now suing Venit and the Venit agency for sexual assault, battery, sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and negligent retention and supervision.