Terry Crews last week spoke in front of the Senate about sexual harassment, particularly involving the claims made by Terry against the Hollywood agent, Adam Vinet. While some people, such as 50 Cent, have criticized him for doing so, most of the Brooklyn 99 cast has had his back the entire time.
During a press tour for Andy Samberg’s upcoming movie, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Samberg revealed that the entire cast texted him and said they were behind him.
“He’s a miracle, Terry’s the best guy. I’m proud to know him,” the Hot Rod alum explained. As it was previously reported, Crews testified on Tuesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee as a part of the review process of the implementation of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, passed two years ago.
The bill adds new rights for sexual abuse victims under federal law. During the hearing, Terry talked openly about the abuse he suffered at the hands of Adam Vinet, who supposedly groped him at a Hollywood party.
Crews filed a lawsuit against the agent as well as his employer, WME, after the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office said they couldn’t prosecute him because of the statute of limitations.
Crews said he didn’t talk about the incident because he was afraid the police officers would “laugh him out of the police station.” Ever since Terry came out about it, fans have sent him letters explaining they had suffered similar incidents.
According to the actor, it’s incredibly difficult to come out for a couple of different reasons. Not only will people laugh at you for complaining, as it’s not masculine, but it may ruin any chances of getting movie and television roles.
Rose McGowan, an advocate of justice for women and sexual assault victims, explained that Terry was evidence of the fact that it isn’t just women affected. In a tweet to the actor, she said, “assault happens to boys and men too.”