Terry Crews Says ‘Expendables 4’ Producer Pressured Him to Drop Suit Against WME

Star has accused Sylvester Stallone’s WME agent Adam Venit of groping him at a 2016 Hollywood party

Terry Crews has suggested that he is being pressured to drop his lawsuit against his former agency, William Morris Endeavor, after he accused demoted agent Adam Venit of groping his genitals at a 2016 Hollywood party.

On Saturday, Crews tweeted that his management team received a call from Avi Lerner, producer of the long-running action movie franchise “The Expendables,” that he could “avoid any ‘problems’ on the sequel if I dropped my case.”

The former football star turned actor also noted that franchise star Sylvester Stallone is repped by Venit, who was demoted but not fired following an internal review by WME over Crews’ accusation.

“Expendables 4,” which was teased in January by lead star Sylvester Stallone, is also expected to star Jason Statham and Randy Couture.

On Friday, Venit filed an official response to Crews’ lawsuit, saying that his conduct on the night of the incident was not sexual in nature and that Crews did not suffer any injury.

In Crews’ lawsuit, which was filed in December, the actor said that Venit stared at him “like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively,” leading Crews to yell to Adam Sandler, another Venit client who was also at the party, that Venit was groping him.

Crews is seeking monetary and punitive damages for assault, battery, sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Reps for Crews, WME and Lerner did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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