*Here we go. Reveal twenty cases of sexual assault and forty more grow. After the explosion of apparently “f**ckable” actresses came forward to name Harvey Weinstein as the d*ck behind the words, the already ajar door is opening even further as some of Hollywood’s men step out — albeit slowly — to reveal that they, too, have been sexually abused by executive men in the city where it is believed all that glitters is gold.
Lovable actor and former NFL player Terry Crews, who once starred in Everybody Hates Chris, were among a small group of Hollywood men to recently admit that they too have had to endure the humiliation of being assaulted and keeping their lips sealed.
Crews, after hearing about the Weinstein scandal tweeted, “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD.”
The entertainer disclosed his experience in a series of tweets saying, “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.”
Wow. These parasites are brazen.
As reported in Yahoo News…
Crews went on to describe how he jumped and asked the exec what he was doing, while the exec just smiled at him. And while Crews wanted to hit him, he refrained, knowing he’d be thrown in jail. “He called me the next day with an apology but never explained why he did what he did,” Crews tweeted, adding, “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.” He also said he understood why women “let it go.”
Crews is one of three male actors to come forward with their stories, inspired by Harvey Weinstein’s scandal.
He was followed by actor James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) who said, “I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger … I understand the shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.”
“I was terrified. And I was humiliated. I had violent fantasies about the man for years,” tweeted actor Michael Gaston (Prison Break); who said when he was in rehearsal for a new play, a “powerful man in theater grabbed me by the groin one day in rehearsal.”
All a woman can hope for now is, with more men coming forward as well, sexual abuse will be put on blast; taken seriously and any powerful exec that even thinks about trying it, will be immediately called out. Arrested. And brought to justice.