In the midst of the huge Harvey Weinstein scandal, Terry Crews is one of the people who encourage sexual assault victims to speak out. What’s more, the man revealed that he was also in that situation once.
Apparently, last year, while at a Hollywood function, a high-level Hollywood executive came up to him and his wife and then proceeded to grab his crotch!
Now, Crews took to social media and in a series of posts, revealed not only his experience but also discussed the issue in detail.
‘This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. 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 a** 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. Only I probably would not have been able to read it because I WOULD’VE BEEN IN JAIL,’ Terry recalled in the first post, adding that he and his wife Rebecca decided to leave.
But that’s not it, according to Crews, he spent that night and the next day telling all of the people he knew had worked with the man in question about the uncomfortable incident.
Soon after, the Hollywood executive called to apologize but never explained why he did what he did.
Terry decided to let it go as he was well aware he would’ve been the one ostracized and not the man who held a lot of power and was so much more influential than him.
That being said, Crews claims he understood then why many women don’t speak out when they become victims of sexual harassment.
It’s the unfortunate reality that he hopes he can change a little by personal example. Don’t be silent!