Terry Crews Breaks Silence, Reveals Sexual Harassment By Male Hollywood Executive

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In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein aftermath (the Hollywood studio executive has been accused of rape and sexual harassment from a slew of women, including Angelina Jolie and Gwenyth Paltrow), actor Terry Crews broke his silence on being sexually harassed by a male Hollywood bigwig just last year.

The 49-year-old actor took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to reveal the details.

This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. (1/Cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates. (2/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk. (3/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

I was going to kick his ass right then— but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear. (4/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

“240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho” would be the headline the next day. (5/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

Only I probably wouldn’t have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So we left.

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

That night and the next day I talked to everyone I knew that worked with him about what happened. (7/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

He called me the next day with an apology but never really explained why he did what he did. (8/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

I decided not 2 take it further becuz I didn’t want 2b ostracized— par 4 the course when the predator has power n influence. (9/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go. (10/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

Who’s going 2 believe you? ( few) What r the repercussions?(many) Do u want 2 work again? (Yes) R you prepared 2b ostracized?(No)(11/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

I love what I do. But it’s a shame and the height of disappointment when someone tries to takes advantage of that. (12/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

He knows who he is. But sumtimes Uhav2 wait & compare notes w/ others who’ve been victimized in order 2gain a position of strength. (13cont)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator. (14/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

Hollywood is not the only business we’re this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior— you are not alone. (15/cont.)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless. (16/end)

— terrycrews (@terrycrews)

Wow. While Crews didn’t identify his accuser,  a sexual harassment claim from a man is more normal than one would think.  Studies show, in 2015, 6,822 sexual harassment claims were filed with the EEOC.  17.1 percent of those cases were filed by men.

Kudos to Crews for being courageous and brave enough to tell his story, especially as a heterosexual, African-American man.

TELL US: Do you think he did the right thing by keeping the identity of his accuser silent?

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