Terry Crews Calls Out Talent Agency After His Alleged Harasser Returns to Work

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Terry Crews visits "The Jenny McCarthy Show" at the SiriusXM Studios. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Not every man accused of sexual misconduct in the past two months has faced the same consequences. While Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. may have lost their careers, the talent agent Terry Crews accused of groping him has returned to work after just one month of unpaid suspension.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the return of Adam Venit to WME on Monday, prompting Crews to take to Twitter to express his disappointment. "SOMEONE GOT A PASS," the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor wrote on Twitter in response to the Reporter. Crews added that WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel told him Venit's situation was "different" when Crews pointed out Emanuel once called for Mel Gibson's blacklist.

SOMEONE GOT A PASS https://t.co/yLPwpWGtT8

— terry crews (@terrycrews) November 27, 2017

Copy of the actual @HuffPost letter I gave @AriEmanuel in which he DEMANDED Mel Gibson be blacklisted for anti-Semitic remarks.

I exchanged Adam Venit for Mel, and sexual assault for anti-Semitic.

He said “it’s different” and handed the letter back to me. pic.twitter.com/7wwt4nskEU

— terry crews (@terrycrews) November 27, 2017

Crews went public with his accusations against Venit nearly two weeks ago. (A month earlier, on Twitter, he'd described the incident without naming Venit.) In an appearance on Good Morning America, Crews said, "Back in February 2016, I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is the head of the motion picture department at William Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world." Crews described an incident on the red carpet in which Venit groped Crews's genitals instead of shaking his hand. Crews said Venit also made him feel uncomfortable with leers all night long. "I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified. I was horrified."

Crews filed a police report with the Los Angeles Police Department for sexual assault against Venit. Since going public, Crews has been vocal in his support of other accusers who have come forward, including Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein's first accusers. The phrase "no one gets a pass" has become a mantra for Crews and others on social media.

One more time, for the people in the back:

NO ONE GETS A PASS

— terry crews (@terrycrews) November 21, 2017

Blessings to you Rose 🙏🏾 https://t.co/K4LZ6JSH5J

— terry crews (@terrycrews) November 21, 2017

Bless you Alyssa🙏🏾 https://t.co/KjM9xRksTY

— terry crews (@terrycrews) November 20, 2017

Venit, 54, is a longtime talent agent with WME, repping high-profile actors such as Emma Stone, Diane Keaton, Shawn Levy, Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Eddie Murphy. Venit also represents two accused sexual harassers, Dustin Hoffman and Brett Ratner.

After suspending Venit for one month without pay, WME investigated the claims and reportedly found the alleged behavior to be an isolated incident rather than a pattern.

"People need to be held accountable. This is an abuse of power," Crews said on Good Morning America, when asked why he'd decided to come forward and name Venit. "He's one of the most powerful men in Hollywood."