- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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.”

Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator,” he continued. “Hollywood is not the only business we’re this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior — you are not alone. Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless.”

The Weinstein Company terminated its famous producer on Sunday as allegations of sexual harassment spanning decades piled up.

“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the company’s board of representatives said in a statement.

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