Terry Crews sues Hollywood agent Adam Venit for alleged sexual assault

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Crews noted that Hoffman's agent is WME's Adam Venit, the same Hollywood exec that the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star says assaulted him.

Terry Crews is taking out further action against the Hollywood agent he claims groped him.

No additional details about the suit were immediately available. In his lawsuit, Crews claims that he told Sandler about Venit's alleged actions and says that Sandler called him on his way home from the party to check if he was okay.

This lawsuit comes after Venit returned to WME last week, following a 30-day suspension prompted by the sexual assault accusation made by Crews.

When Adam was allowed back to work at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Terry once again took to Twitter re-tweeting the news saying, "SOMEONE GOT A PASS". "He's grabbing my nuts!'"

Crews, who already filed a police report on the incident, said he shouted to nearby comedian Adam Sandler, one of Venit's clients, "Adam, come get your boy!"

The actor believes WME has ignored Venit's "long history of freakish behavior" and predatory acts because of the agent's success in representing A-list clients like Adam Sandler, Casey Affleck and Dustin Hoffman. A few hours later, Crews says Venit called him and apologized, claiming he was just not himself that night. The actor says he was assured by his agent that WME would address the issue, but never received word of any punishment.

Crews claims to have reported the alleged incident to his agent at the time, WME's Brad Slater, as well as WME chairman Ari Emanuel, who alleged apologised to Crews.

Crews is now seeking monetary and punitive damages for assault, battery, sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and intention infliction of emotional distress.

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