Terry Crews has shared the letter of what an agent of William Morris Endevor wrote him as an apology after the actor accused him of sexual assault.
& # 39; I know you did not ask for any of this. Again, I assume the responsibility that we are here now, together in this situation. I'm sorry for everything, "Adam Venit wrote in the note, which was sent in March.
That was four months after Crews showed up to accuse Venit of sexually assaulting him at a party, filing a police report and a lawsuit.
The lawsuit was settled last week and part of the agreement required Venit to resign from his work at WME, which Crews considered responsible for his alleged actions.
That's why he posted the apology note and said that it was now & # 39; accepted & # 39; from that date.
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Time is up: Terry Crews (left) said he finally accepted the apology of WME agent Adam Venit (right), whom he accused of sexual assault last year.
He took note: he made this announcement while publishing an apology letter that he said that Venit wrote to him in March (above)
Venit also spoke in the letter about how she hoped to change as a result of her experience.
"I want to take this moment to be a positive influence with you and not just another Hollywood story that becomes the narrative of who we are, we are both much more and we have much more to offer," the agent wrote.
"I even hope that one day we can unite and move forward with compassion and understanding, and be an incredible force for positivity and change in our culture."
Venit, who has represented stars like Adam Sandler and Stylvester Stallone, continues to work in the entertainment industry despite leaving WME,
He announced his new company with a Facebook post in early August, writing: "If you think you can act for different genres, just send a better 2 min video of yourself acting in any genre and a portfolio that consists of a minimum of 10 different photos. & # 39;
No details of the agreement reached by the men have been revealed at this time.
In emotional testimony earlier this year, Crews revealed that he felt the need to control everything after spending his childhood watching his father abuse his mother, saying that despite his best efforts he adopted a similar belief that women were by below the men.
"Then, in 2016, while I was at a party with my wife, I was sexually assaulted by a successful Hollywood agent," Crews said.
"The assault lasted only a few minutes, but what he was really telling me while holding my genitals in his hands was that he had the power, that he was in control.
Crews then explained that since he shared that story, he has been vilified by some, and a producer has told him to drop his claim against Venit.
The teams responded by abandoning the film, a move that was not a big surprise given that previously had published a tweet in February about the film.
"Management received a call last week from the producer of AVI Lerner's EXPENDABLES 4 saying that I could avoid any" problem "in the sequel if I left my case against WME," Crews wrote.
Guess who is Sly's agent? ADAM VENIT. & # 39;
The actor opened his comments talking about his childhood.
"As a child I saw how my father violently abused my mother, using her power and authority to dominate her, all I could think about was how I wanted to protect her, how can I protect her from this living nightmare," Crews said.
"When I grew up, this thought transformed the kind of man I became in. I swore that I would never be like my father and yet, I believed, in the depths of my being, that as a man, I was more valuable in this world" .
Standing: Venit did not respond to a request for comment after Crews published the letter, which has been the male face of the #MeToo movement (Crews and Tarana Burke above)
He continued: "As a protector and symbol of strength, I was more worthy, that the women were below me.
Then the assault occurred, and everything changed for Crews, but not for those around him, as he told the committee.
"By sharing my story, they told me again and again that this was not abuse, this was just a joke, this was just slapstick," Crews said.
"But I can say that a man's abrupt play is the humiliation of another man, and I chose to tell my story and share my experience in solidarity with millions of other survivors around the world." I know how hard it is to step forward. I know the shame associated with the assault, it happened to me.
He then counted the aftermath of his attack while supporting the approval of the Bill of Rights of Survivors of Sexual Assault.
"I'm not a small or insecure man, but at that time, and at this time later, I've never felt more castrated," Crews said.
"When I saw women and colleagues from my industry present their #MeToo stories, this shame invaded me again and I knew I had to act, I am honored to use my platform and my story to help create additional civil rights protections for the survivors throughout the country. "
Crews also introduced himself as "an actor, author, former athlete, defender and survivor of a sexual assault."
He closed his prepared statement by recognizing the group he was with and its founder, who was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
"This is the reason why I sit here today with Amanda Nguyen and Rise's team – all men, women and children deserve to be seen as equal before the law," Crews said.
& The Charter of Rights of Survivors of Sexual Assault & # 39; It does just that by recognizing the basic civil rights of the survivors. While we may draw attention to a culture of toxic masculinity and the need to interrupt the power dynamic, this bill creates a long-term change and returns power and control to the survivors. "
Then he added: "All survivors must be protected and this bill must be enacted in all fifty states. Thanks. & # 39;