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Terry Crews Shares Story Of How He Was Sexually Assaulted By Hollywood Executive

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Terry Crews Shares Story Of How He Was Sexually Assaulted By Hollywood Executive

Actor Terry Crews has taken to social media to share his experience with sexual assault in Hollywood.

The 49-year-old Brooklyn Nine-Nine star told his story as more allegations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein were made public.

Crews alleges that another 'Hollywood honcho' touched him inappropriately in 2016.

In a Twitter thread tonight, he wrote: "This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. My wife [and] I were at a Hollywood function last year [and] a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates.

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"Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything [and] we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk.

"I was going to kick his ass right then - but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear. '240 lbs. Black man stomps out Hollywood Honcho' would be the headline the next day.

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"Only I probably wouldn't have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So we left."

Crews added that he told everyone he knew and worked with about what happened to him. And that the executive called him the next day to apologise, but never explained his reason for the assault.

He said he never took it further, as we would be "ostracized, [which is] par for the course when the predator has power and influence. Who's going to believe you?"

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"Hollywood is not the only business where this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior- you are not alone," Crews added.

"Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless."

It comes after a number of high-profile women in Hollywood went public with claims of inappropriate behavior by film producer Weinstein, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino, Asia Argento, and Rosanna Arquette.

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As we have previously noted at LADbible, figures released previously by the Ministry of Justice, showed that more than one in 10 victims of rape or attempted rape in the UK are male.

A report published in 2015, titled 'Silent Suffering: Supporting The Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault', revealed that as few as 3.9% of male victims of rape and sexual assault report the crime to police.

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Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, News, Sexual Assault, Terry Crews, US Entertainment, Hollywood

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