Terry Crews Files Police Report Alleging Sexual Assault Against Hollywood Exec (UPDATE)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Actor Terry Crews
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Terry Crews Files Police Report Alleging Sexual Assault Against Hollywood Exec (UPDATE)


UPDATE (11/9/17 at 9:21 a.m. ET):

Terry Crews is making legal moves.

One month after the actor revealed on Twitter he had been sexually harassed by a Hollywood executive in front of his wife, he's officially filed papers alleging sexual assault.

TMZ reports this filing could trigger a criminal investigation since the alleged incident occured last year, which is still within the statute of limitations in the state of California.

The perpetrator who allegedly "groped [Terry's] privates" has not yet been named.

For more on Terry's lawsuit and the alleged incident, keep reading.

Original story (10/11/17 at 3:01 p.m. ET):

Terry Crews claims to have been molested by a Hollywood mogul in front of his wife.

The 49-year-old actor and former football player has opened up about the alleged incident with an unnamed "high-level Hollywood executive," saying he was inappropriately grabbed in front of his wife Rebecca.

In a series of Twitter posts, Terry — who admitted he decided to speak about the incident because of the sexual harassment allegations surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein — explained, "This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME." 

"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 [sic]."

"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 [sic].

"I was going to kick his ass right then -- but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear.

"'240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho' would be the headline the next day." 

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

"That night and the next day I talked to everyone I knew that worked with him about what happened." 

"He called me the next day with an apology but never really explained why he did what he did."

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Despite his outrage, Terry decided against taking the matter further — which he claimed was a typical response in Hollywood circles to such behavior.

 "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 [sic]." 

"I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go. 

"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)" 

"He knows who he is. But sumtimes Uhav2 [sic] wait & compare notes w/ others who've been victimized in order 2gain a position of strength.

"I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator." 

"Hollywood is not the only business we're [sic] this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior-- you are not alone."

"Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless." 

The Brooklyn Nine Nine actor is being praised for highlighting the fact it isn't just women who are sexually abused in Hollywood and elsewhere.

Many people on Twitter shared their own stories of abuse with the former NFL linebacker, as well as thanked him for speaking up. 

What do you think about what happened to Terry? Let us know in the comments.