Terry Crews is hoping to get hang of a alternate for others.
The Brooklyn 9-9 smartly-known particular person appeared in entrance of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to testify along with his get hang of epic of alleged sexual assault. Crews changed into as soon as advocating for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Invoice of Rights, which would codify sure rights for people reporting assault, esteem having their rape kits preserved and forensic testing backed in all 50 states.
“This previous year we now bear seen worthy men in Hollywood and in other locations at final held to blame for sexual assault,” Crews started his opening assertion. “We additionally saw the backlash survivors faced coming ahead. I wanted these survivors to know that I believed them, I supported them, and that this occurred to me too.”
The actor continued, describing the tradition of “poisonous masculinity” he seen right thru his life, and the procedure in which even now, “as a protector and image of energy,” it impacts his life. He then recalled the time he changed into as soon as allegedly groped at a Hollywood party in 2016.
“I heard time and time again regarding the rights that my predator had, but I changed into as soon as in no procedure instructed regarding the rights I had as a survivor. That changed into as soon as the warning sign. I knew I needed to be allotment of what changed into as soon as going down right here right now time in regard to the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Invoice of Rights,” Crews stated. “Whenever you happen to know what you might per chance per chance well attain, you might per chance per chance well very smartly attain one thing about it.”
“I sit right here sooner than you compatible as an instance, on fable of heaps of of us don’t imagine that a particular person esteem me might per chance per chance well well in actuality be victimized, and what occurred to me has occurred to many, many different men in Hollywood, and since I came ahead with my epic I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of men reach to me and verbalize, ‘Me too — right here is my epic,'” he added.
Crews filed a prison criticism towards WME agent Adam Venit — who he alleges committed the assault — in November. He additionally filed a lawsuit towards Venit and WME. Venit denied “each and each and each and each allegation” made by Crews in licensed documents obtained by Of us in February.
ET discovered in March that Crews’ prison criticism changed into as soon as no longer transferring ahead after the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles Metropolis Attorney declined to prosecute for a prison price on fable of Venit didn’t get hang of contact with Crews’ pores and skin right thru the alleged assault. Misdemeanor prosecution didn’t switch ahead on fable of the alleged incident changed into as soon as start air the statute of boundaries of 365 days.
ET has reached out to reps for Crews, Venit and WME.
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