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Terry Crews reveals he was sexually assaulted by exec

SPEAKING OUT: Terry Crews

ACTOR TERRY Crews has shared that he was a victim of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein controversy.

Crews, best known for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Everybody Hates Chris, opened up on Twitter about how he was inappropriately grabbed by a 'high-level Hollywood executive' in front of his wife.

Fearing that retaliation would not only land him in jail but also destroy his career, the 6'3", 240lb actor chose to stay silent - which he said is 'part for the course when the predator has power and influence'.

Crews' revelation was inspired by the ongoing controversy surrounding film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault, harassment and rape by several actresses since a New York Times article was published last week.

'This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD,' Crews wrote on Twitter. 'Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. '

Crews, 49, said the incident took place last year at a Hollywood function he was attending with his wife, Rebecca King-Crews, 51, when a 'high-level Hollywood executive' groped his privates.

'Jumping back I said, "What are you doing?!"' he wrote. '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,' he continued, '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. Only I probably wouldn’t have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So we left.'

'I decided not to take it further because I didn't want to be ostracized - par for the course when the predator has power and influence,' he wrote.

'Who's going to believe you? (few) What are the repercussions? (many) Do you want to work again? (yes) Are you prepared to be ostracized? (no).'

The same day Crews told his story, more celebrities came forward to to open up about their experiences with sex harassment.

Gwyneth Paltrow said that Weinstein had harassed her in a hotel suite when she was 22, while Angelina Jolie claimed he did the same to her in another hotel room.


PICTURED: Lucia Evans

Italian star Asia Argento told the New Yorker that Weinstein raped her in 1997 at a party hosted by Miramax; whilst aspiring Irish-Zimbabwean actress Lucia Evans and another unnamed woman said they had also been raped by him.

Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino also claimed their careers suffered after Weinstein forced himself upon them and they fought him off.

Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman, announced on Tuesday that she is leaving him.

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