Terry Crews Sues Male Agent Who Grabbed His Crotch, Allegedly

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"He's grabbing my nuts".

Mr. Venit acted "like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively", Mr. Crews says in the sexual assault lawsuit, TMZ reported Tuesday. He first went public with his story on October 10, shortly after the New York Times and New Yorker ran bombshell sexual harassment exposés about Harvey Weinstein. Crews parted ways with the agency last month after making his allegations against Venit public. The lawsuit alleges that Crews alerted Adam Sandler, who was at the party and is represented by Venit, by yelling, "Adam, come get your boy!"

Reports state that Crews has now filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Venit. Crews said Sandler shook his head at Venit with disbelief. Venit has since returned to the agency but Crews is not backing down from his case.

That's Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews' closing thought in his assault and battery lawsuit against WME and Adam Venit, which he filed after feeling the agent wasn't properly held accountable for repeatedly grabbing his genitals at a Hollywood party.

The statement falls in line with what Crews told "Good Morning America" in November, where, as in the filing, he also said he has never felt more emasculated in his life.

Crews - who now stars on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" - contends he's experienced psychological distress following the incident and is concerned Venit's standing in Hollywood could impact his acting career, according to the TMZ report.

The amount of damages Crews seeks is not known but he also cited psychological suffering as one of his issues in the suit.

Venit did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment.

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