Terry Crews shares story of sexual assault by Hollywood exec amid Weinstein allegations
After multiple women accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, actor Terry Crews went public on Twitter to share his own story of sexual assault.
“This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME,” Crews tweeted.
Crews said a powerful man in the film industry groped him during a 2016 function in Hollywood, despite his wife being in clear view. He said he initially wanted to “kick his ass,” but then he thought about the way others might see it: “240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho.”
Some Twitter users challenged Crews to name the person he says groped him, but the actor declined, tweeting “he knows who he is.” Crews said he’s waiting and comparing notes with other alleged victims in order to “gain a position of strength.”
Crews said he understands why many women who this happens to do not come forward right away.
He said he empathizes with those who have remained silent and said Hollywood is not the only business where this happens.
Read his full string of tweets…
Weinstein stands accused of rape by multiple women, according to an explosive new story by The New Yorker magazine.
One of the accusers, Asia Argento, confirmed her account to CNN.
She also commented on the mountain of allegations against Weinstein by various actresses, saying, “This is our truth.”
Argento told Ronan Farrow that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her, and she’s been haunted by the encounter ever since.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among the women who accused Weinstein of assaulting them.