Actor Terry Crews Names Hollywood Exec In Groping Accusation

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Actor Terry Crews identified the Hollywood executive who allegedly groped him as Adam Venit, the head of a major talent agency in Beverly Hills.

Crews had left Venit unidentified when he first announced in October that he’d been groped at an industry event in February of 2016. The NFL player-turned-actor named the executive on Wednesday’s episode of “Good Morning America.” The details of Crews’ allegations are that Venit approached Crews and his wife and grabbed his crotch and grinned before retreating back into the party’s crowd.

Venit is the head of the motion picture department at William Morris Endeavor, that Crews described as “one of the biggest agencies in the world — period.”

“He’s connected to probably everyone I know in the business,” Crews said. “I did not know this man. I never had a conversation with him, ever.”

Crews first announced the allegations with a series of statements on Twitter, claiming he was inclined to “kick his ass,” but reconsidered given the setting.

Crews further described the encounter Wednesday morning.

“I’m looking like, ‘Is this a joke?’ I mean I don’t understand, it was actually so bizarre,” Crews said. “He comes over to me. I stick my hand out and he literally takes his hand and puts it and squeezes my genitals. And I jump back like, ‘Hey! Hey!'”

“And he’s still licking his tongue out and all this stuff, and I go, ‘Dude, what are you doing? What are you doing?’ And then he comes back again! And he just won’t stop,” he added.

Venit has reportedly been suspended from his post at the agency following an internal investigation.

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