Terry Crews Shuts Down Critics on How He Handled His #MeToo Accusation

“Why didn’t you press charges? I did. Why did you let it happen? I didn’t,” actor writes

Terry Crews
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Terry Crews took to Twitter on Friday to respond to the criticism over his ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against William Morris Endeavor agent Adam Venit.

In the tweet, the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star asks himself the questions he’s been peppered with about his #MeToo accusations and then answers them all the same way, becoming a broken record in the process.

“Why didn’t you say something? I did,” Crews writes. “Why didn’t you push him off? I did. Why didn’t you cuss him out? I did. Why didn’t you tell the police? I did. Why didn’t you press charges? I did. Why did you just let it happen? I didn’t. Why didn’t you beat him up? (Sigh).”

Crews’ exasperated response comes a few days after 50 Cent mocked the actor on Instagram over his allegation that he was sexually assaulted, the same day the actor testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual abuse. During his testimony, Crews revealed he would not appear in “The Expendables 4” due to a dispute with producer Avi Lerner over his accusations against WME and Venit.

Crews said that Lerner called his manager and said that Crews would have to drop the lawsuit in order to have a role in the film. When asked by the committee if he agreed, Crews said he would have no role in the upcoming sequel and noted that Lerner and his production company, Millennium Films, are under their own investigation after a former female employee filed a lawsuit claiming the company fostered a “misogynistic work environment.”

50 Cent’s contribution to the topic, posted early Tuesday, was less than sympathetic.

The rapper posted an image of a shirtless Crews, which bore the words, “I got raped” and “My wife just watched.”

A second photo featured the actor with a rose stem clenched between his teeth and the message, “Gym time.”

“LOL,What the f– is going on out here man? Terry: I froze in fear,” the rapper wrote, including a laughing emoji, “they would have had to take me to jail.”

Crews filed a civil suit against WME and Venit related to an incident in 2016 when Crews accused Venit of groping him at a Hollywood party.

Venit was suspended by WME for 30 days while an investigation was held, but the agency ruled that while he would be demoted from his position as head of the Motion Picture Department, he would be allowed to stay on as an agent. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office declined to prosecute Venit, saying that the incident fell outside the statute of limitations.

See Crews’ tweet below.