Actor Terry Crews became the male face of the #Metoo movement last year after revealing that a Hollywood executive grabbed his genitals at a party. This incident also happened in front of Crews wife. This week Crews took to social media and shared an apology letter from the former executive. Crews noted that he received the letter in March but accepted the apology September 10, the day of his resignation. #Accountability, Crew’s hash-tagged on Twitter.
“Mr. Crews, a former N.F.L. player, eventually named the executive as Adam Venit, who was the head of the motion picture department at William Morris Endeavor, a talent agency. Mr. Venit resigned in the first week of September; after an internal investigation begun by W.M.E. last year, Mr. Venit had been demoted and suspended without pay,” (New York Times).
Terry Crews became vocal about his experience in Hollywood and its implications along with numerous women last year, who demanded accountability in a way that had been unprecedented. Crews would even speak before the Senate to share his experience to garner support for victims of sexual assault. He knew that although he was a male, in a male-dominated field, power in business knew no boundaries if left unchecked. His courage to tell his story should be highly respected.