Terry Crews Bravely Shares His Own Story Of Sexual Assault At The Hands Of A Hollywood Executive

The Harvey Weinstein controversy moved Crews enough to step up and share his own account.

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Hollywood has certainly been shaken since the sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein have been released, and the initial New York Times report has quickly picked up steam as more and more members of Hollywood elite step forward. 

Recently, Terry Crews took to Twitter to share his own account of sexual assault after being moved by the many stories coming to light in connection with the Weinstein allegations, according to Vulture

In the series of 16 tweets, Crews recounts an incident that involved an unnamed Hollywood executive groping his genitals while at an industry party last year. Naturally, he wanted to react, but instantly knew the ramifications of such actions as a black man — and a very large one at that. He envisioned the hypothetical headline, “240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho.” 

This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. (1/Cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates. (2/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk. (3/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

I was going to kick his ass right then— but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear. (4/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

“240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho” would be the headline the next day. (5/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

Only I probably wouldn’t have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So we left.
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

That night and the next day I talked to everyone I knew that worked with him about what happened. (7/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

He called me the next day with an apology but never really explained why he did what he did. (8/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

I decided not 2 take it further becuz I didn’t want 2b ostracized— par 4 the course when the predator has power n influence. (9/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go. (10/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

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)(11/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

I love what I do. But it’s a shame and the height of disappointment when someone tries to takes advantage of that. (12/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

He knows who he is. But sumtimes Uhav2 wait & compare notes w/ others who’ve been victimized in order 2gain a position of strength. (13cont)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator. (14/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

Hollywood is not the only business we’re this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior— you are not alone. (15/cont.)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless. (16/end)— terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 10, 2017

Overall, Crews’ brave tweets were in total solidarity of those victims who have experienced something similar, whether that be in Hollywood or otherwise. “Hollywood is not the only business where this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior — you are not alone.”

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