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Terry Crews says ‘high-level Hollywood executive’ groped crotch: ‘He just grinned’
Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2017 | Douglas Ernst

Posted on 10/10/2017 5:02:35 PM PDT by EdnaMode

Hollywood star Terry Crews unleashed a flurry of tweets on Tuesday detailing sexual harassment he received at the hands of a “high-level” Hollywood producer.

The star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and movies like “The Expendables” told fans that revelations about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in a recent expose by The New York Times are just the tip of the iceberg. He then disclosed an 2016 incident at a Hollywood function in which an industry power player grabbed his testicles.

“This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD,” the actor tweeted. “Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. My wife [and] I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over [to] me and groped my privates. Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything [and] we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk.”

Mr. Crews wrote that he wanted to retaliate, but thought better of it due to his race and massive size.

“‘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. I decided not 2 take it further [because] I didn’t want [to be] ostracized — par [for] the course when the predator has power [and] influence. I let it go.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: film; harveyweinstein; hollywood; movies; scandals; terrycrews; weinstein
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More stories continue to come out, not only about Weinstein, but other people in Hollywood as well.
1 posted on 10/10/2017 5:02:36 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

1) he’s a 240LB black man- why didn’t he deck the guy that grabbed his gonads?

2) why is he still being a coward about the situation and not naming the guy?


2 posted on 10/10/2017 5:05:21 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: EdnaMode

The left is killing the NFL. Next up is the movie/TV industry. You would have to be blind to not see how some young actresses and actors weren’t taken advantage of in order to further their careers.


3 posted on 10/10/2017 5:05:31 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: EdnaMode

Let it all hang out! Sorry, bad choice of words.


4 posted on 10/10/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: EdnaMode

POPCORN!!!! This is getting good. Rats going cannibal??


5 posted on 10/10/2017 5:06:04 PM PDT by lizma2
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To: EdnaMode

Name names. Otherwise, what’s the use?


6 posted on 10/10/2017 5:06:32 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: EdnaMode
I decided not 2 take it further [because] I didn’t want [to be] ostracized

Brave guy.

7 posted on 10/10/2017 5:07:32 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Truth.)
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To: God luvs America

Did he take or give a Knee?


8 posted on 10/10/2017 5:07:53 PM PDT by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: EdnaMode
What would President Camacho do?


9 posted on 10/10/2017 5:08:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CatOwner

I just love when they eat their own


10 posted on 10/10/2017 5:12:49 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Trump plays chess the rest are still playing checkers)
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To: EdnaMode

Unless you’ve worked in Hollywood, you don’t really understand the culture of fear. There are thousands of eager, willing applicants for every job. Character is tested daily. Don’t have a huge amount of experience in other fields, so I can’t speak with authority on other competitive professional cultures, but I know showbiz pretty well.


11 posted on 10/10/2017 5:13:36 PM PDT by karnage
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To: EdnaMode

Hollyweird - the flesh peddlers


12 posted on 10/10/2017 5:16:31 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: karnage

“Unless you’ve worked in Hollywood, you don’t really understand the culture of fear. There are thousands of eager, willing applicants for every job. Character is tested daily. Don’t have a huge amount of experience in other fields, so I can’t speak with authority on other competitive professional cultures, but I know showbiz pretty well.”

If you sell your soul to the devil you better be able and willing to take a pineapple up the ass without lube.


13 posted on 10/10/2017 5:17:21 PM PDT by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: EdnaMode

A common denominator in all of these stories is that the victim only tells some small circle or no one, and the predator goes on to attack other people. So, I’m fully expecting Jimmy Kimmel to accuse all of the victims of enabling further abuse and that they “bear some responsibility” for what happened to others.


14 posted on 10/10/2017 5:19:22 PM PDT by agatheringstorm
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To: CatOwner

You would have to be blind to not see how some young actresses and actors weren’t taken advantage of in order to further their careers.

Corey Feldman has talked about this in the past. I wonder if this is what he was talking about.......sad


15 posted on 10/10/2017 5:19:43 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: CatOwner

“You would have to be blind to not see how some young actresses and actors weren’t taken advantage of in order to further their careers.”


most of them are old enough to know better, some probably are not taught to stick up for themselves or their parents are so eager to help them further their careers they have instilled in them not to make waves with powerful people, or maybe they choose to put up with it like you said to further their career, then I have no sympathy for them.
Because if they have real talent or even if just they really believed in themselves, they wouldn’t put up with that kind of abuse. Others would see their talent and want them to work for them instead. Plenty of Family friendly film makers etc that (hopefully) are not so gross as Weinstein and some others.


16 posted on 10/10/2017 5:20:24 PM PDT by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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To: EdnaMode

Hopefully the dam is about to burst wide open not only on the abuse of women in ultra liberal Hollywood, but also men-on-men abuse, as well as pedophilia. It’s good to see big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie (yes, I know, but forget their politics for a moment) speaking out with charges of their own, and now, Terry Crews. Other, lesser known actors and actresses can easily be intimidated into silence and brushed aside as publicity seekers. Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Joline cannot be dismissed so easily by their fellow lefties.


17 posted on 10/10/2017 5:25:15 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: EdnaMode

Grabbing a muscle-bound guy like Crews without permission? Stupid. Really stupid. I mean really, really effing stupid. Guy is lucky he didn’t lose his arm.


18 posted on 10/10/2017 5:26:16 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: b4me

I disagree. There are not a lot of acting jobs in movies, tv, and theater, compared to the number of talented people who want to be professional performers. Of the roles available, a lot of them go to people whose families are in the industry, like Gwyneth Paltrow. Many very attractive and talented people never make it out of community theater, just as brilliant musicians can spend their entire career sleeping in a truck because they never hit the big break.

It’s understandable that performers would do anything to cling to the position they’ve reached. Not admirable, but understandable.


19 posted on 10/10/2017 5:27:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Truth.)
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To: Tax-chick

“I decided not 2 take it further [because] I didn’t want [to be] ostracized”

Brave guy.


I don’t blame him. Having a good gig in Hollywood is like winning the lottery. Probably 99% of actors are really waiters, valets, carpenters, et al who have occasional walk-on parts. Why jinx it? If the cost of coming out with something like this was to risk never working in your chosen profession again, would you do it? This is why the people initially dishing on Weinstein were mostly the ones whose careers were fading, like Ashley Judd, and so on, who had little to lose.


20 posted on 10/10/2017 5:28:04 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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