Terry Crews has recently made headlines for bravely coming forward about being a victim of sexual assault — not as a child actor, but as an established star.
Now, in an exclusive interview with Good Morning America, he is candidly speaking on the experience more in-depth in hopes that it will inspire other possible victims to come out of the woodwork.
This isn't the first time Terry Crews has spoken out about the incident. He even filed a report about what went down. Get the scoop with BET Breaks above.
"I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is the head of the motion picture department at Williams Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest [talent] agencies in the world, period," he said on Wednesday morning's program.
While he filed a police report just last week on the incident, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star failed to name the alleged attacker until now.
Recalling the night of the incident, he claimed he was at a party in February 2016 with his wife when Venit approached him, making sexually suggestive and uncomfortable gestures with his tongue.
"I'm looking and I'm like, 'Is this a joke?'" he said. "And 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 sticking his tongue out and I'm like, 'Dude, what are you doing?' And then he comes back again!"
The actor explained that in the moment he struggled with maintaining his composure as he was tempted to hit him, but rather, he decided to push him away, causing him to bump into some of the other partygoers.
"He starts giggling and laughing," he continued. "I'll tell you, I've never felt more emasculated, more objectified; I was horrified. When I looked at him, it was rage. And when I say rage, I felt like I could punch a hole in his head."
Watch the actor share his story below:
Terry's bravery should be commended, especially for men and men of color. Sadly, men are often told coming forward makes them weak and their manhood is questioned. Hopefully, with Terry's story, we can understand that sexual assault is about power. Crews was silenced because he didn't have the same power and access as his predator.
Twitter agrees, see the heartwarming reactions below.
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