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Terry Crews Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted

Sara Elliot October 11, 2017 October 11th, 2017

Last week, the New York Times published a huge story on Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long sexual harassment towards actresses and female employees. Since then, Weinstein has been fired, and more women have gone public with accusations of sexual misconduct.

Other actors and actresses have condemned his behavior or felt compelled to share their stories of abuse from big Hollywood executives.

Actor Terry Crews added to the conversation with a series of tweets about his experience. “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME,” he begins.

 

The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star went on to share his story in 16 tweets. The unnamed executive groped Crews at a function in 2016. Crews did not respond immediately out of fear of how he would be perceived, and ultimately chose not to take action.

The executive apologized but gave no explanations, and on his tweets, Crews reflected about how he understood women that go through this (tweets have been condensed).

“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).”

“I love what I do. But it’s a shame and the height of disappointment when someone tries to takes advantage of that. He knows who he is. But sumtimes Uhav2 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 this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior— you are not alone.”

Crews ended his thread with hope that his story will deter a predator and encourage those who feel hopeless. We applaud Terry Crews and all the other victims who have raised their voices in support of those who can’t.

You can read Crews’ full thread on Twitter.

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