Terry Crews settles lawsuit with Adam Venit, the agent who he says groped him in 2016
The lawsuit was filed by Crews on January 30, stating that Venit groped him and squeezed his crotch at a party in 2016. Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges in the case.
Actor Terry Crews and agent Adam Venit have agreed to settle a lawsuit in which the actor alleged that Venit groped him at a Hollywood party back in 2016.
According to the AP, Venit's agency William Morris Endeavor, that was also named as a defendant, confirmed the settlement on Thursday via a statement saying that the lawsuit would be dismissed.
A lawsuit filed by Terry Crews against a Hollywood agent who the actor says groped him has been settled. https://t.co/SYr9psSrAk— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) September 6, 2018
Venit is reportedly leaving his position at WME, and the settlement is being cited as related to the settlement.
The lawsuit was filed by Crews on January 30, stating that Venit groped him and squeezed his crotch at a party in 2016.
Crews had initially made the allegation on Twitter, “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. 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. 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.”
Crews was one among the few prominent men who came forward as a victim in the #MeToo movement. Venit, on the other hand, denied all the allegations and said that what happened that day was not sexual and that he did not mean any harm.
Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges in the case.