Terry Crews is anticipating to make a change for others.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star seemed in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to attest with his possess story of purported passionate assault. Crews was advocating for a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, that would annotate certain rights for people stating assault, like carrying their rape kits recorded and debate contrast subsidized in all 50 states.
“This past year we have seen absolute group in Hollywood and elsewhere finally hold accountable for passionate assault,” Crews began his opening statement. “We also saw a recoil survivors faced entrance forward. we wanted these survivors to know that we believed them, we upheld them, and that this happened to me too.”
The actor continued, describing a enlightenment of “toxic masculinity” he celebrated via his life, and how even now, “as a guardian and pitch of strength,” it impacts his life. He afterwards removed a time he was allegedly groped during a Hollywood celebration in 2016.
“I listened time and time again about a rights that my predator had, though we was never told about a rights we had as a survivor. That was a wake-up call. we knew we had to be partial of what was function here currently in courtesy to a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights,” Crews said. “If we know what we can do, we can indeed do something about it.”
“I lay here before we only as an example, given a lot of people don’t trust that a chairman like me could indeed be victimized, and what happened to me has happened to many, many other group in Hollywood, and given we came brazen with my story I’ve had thousands and thousands of group come to me and say, ‘Me too — this is my story,'” he added.
Crews filed a rapist censure opposite WME representative Adam Venit — who he alleges committed a attack — in November. He also filed a lawsuit opposite Venit and WME. Venit denied “each and each allegation” done by Crews in authorised papers performed by People in February.
ET schooled in Mar that Crews’ rapist censure was not relocating brazen after the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles City Attorney declined to prosecute for a transgression assign given Venit did not make hit with Crews’ skin during a purported assault. Misdemeanor charge didn’t pierce brazen given a purported occurrence was outward a government of stipulations of one year.
ET has reached out to reps for Crews, Venit and WME.
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