Isaiah Washington Terry Crews

Actor Isaiah Washington, left, says Terry Crews is being blackballed by Hollywood for not handling a certain touchy situation like a man should have done.

Washington, 54, says Crews is blackballed in Hollywood after he publicly accused talent agent Adam Venit of fondling his genitals in front of his wife at a party.

The 49-year-old actor made the accusation on Twitter.com last month. Since then he has not found work as an actor.

Crews claimed he didn’t check Venit at the time of the groping because he feared going to jail. But others criticized the actor for his inaction, saying he should have checked Venit right there and then without resorting to violence.

Venit was suspended as head of William Morris Endeavor Agency for 30 days. He returned to work on Nov. 27.

Washington agreed with a TMZ video reporter that Crews is being “railroaded” in the industry.

“It looks like people are trying to pick sides. Uh, it looks like someone is trying to do a favor for someone who doesn’t deserve the favor,” said Washington in a video published by TMZ Tuesday.

Washington said Crews is a “victim” who clearly has done nothing wrong. “That’s like victimization on top of victimization,” he said.

In November, Crews called out film mogul Russell Simmons for asking him to give Venit a pass.

Simmons, 60, was later accused of sexual misconduct by 2 women. He announced he was stepping down from his empire and HBO removed his name from its ‘All Def Comedy’ TV series.

Crews was born in Flint, Michigan where he was raised mainly by his mother, Patricia Crews. His father, Terry Crews, Sr., was an abusive alcoholic who was absent during much of his son’s childhood.

Photos by Getty Images, WENN.com




  • MookieFly

    It’s hard to say what will happen with Hollywood toppling over. I wonder if it may be better for Terry to tackle indie stuff for a min

  • GuestSTAR

    And if anyone knows how it feels to be blackballed, it would be Mr. Washington.

  • bemetoo

    how is he being black ball…its not like hes a A list highly respected “ACTOR” let alone BLACK actor… he didnt have checks coming in so he jump on the sexual assault wave from hollywood hopefuls to gain attention.. i mean did he get tons of acting gigs last year when he let that skinny white dude grab his balls?

  • Quitedeliteful

    How is it that a man gets his junk fondled without his permission by another man and is then considered an enemy??? Black Hollywood Elites better come thru for Crews.

  • tintin

    exactly. Crews knows damn well only the Wayans brothers are hiring his ass

  • Duhjaaango

    I like how you think.

  • tintin

    of course he does, you can’t call ppl a faggot and think life goes on easily. Well it was nice to see him in Survivors Remorse cause he is a great actor but now that’s been cancelled, so back to the unemployment line for him.

  • iWasteTime

    blackballed by Hollywood for not handling a certain touchy situation like a man should have done.
    ———————————-
    I’d like to know how he should have handled the situation.
    If he blacked, he’d be in jail and dude would still be grabbing other dudes junk.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Its hard to say he’s being blackballed. Terry generally plays the same type of character. So are there really roles or him being blackballed. If he truly is, I hope he gets support from other celebs to help him out

  • Duhjaaango
  • You Could Never

    me thinks after all of the trouble Isaiah has seen… he might need to STFU EITHER WAY. In support of or in opposition to.

  • Duhjaaango

    What happened to him?

  • Blue

    IF anybody knows being blackballed in Hollywood, its Isaiah Washington.

  • Bonsai

    Isaiah would know since he too was blackballed after that whole gay debacle way back when with the gay slur thingy ma-jingy.

  • davine puddin

    What about the actors and actresses who obliged the acting couch..shoot I would start naming names who slored their way to the top. Maybe we can start shaming the horrible actor and actresses back to stone age…when Tisha Campbell was harassed by Martin Lawrence No one fired him or scrubbed his projects…

  • Jdove585

    Isaiah Washington I love you

  • RealATLPeach36

    AWWWWWW I said the same thing, and everyone said what you think he should’ve done? People jump down on my comments!

    A real man would have check that ASS right there! So, as far as I am concerned he liked it.

    No, he did not have to fight, but he could’ve made sure he would never do that again!

    HUMPH!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    The one that def got him blackballed is when he called one of his cast mates a faggot on the set of Grey’s Anatomy during an argument.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I think he should have called him out right then! You can out people in their place without resulting to knock outs…

  • RealATLPeach36

    LOL I remember that! I cannot remember who he said it too..

  • RealATLPeach36

    Yes he was all sorts of fine in Survivor remorse

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I forgot too, but when they kicked him off the show, I stopped watching it. He wasn’t right for calling him that, but the show became boring when they fired him.

  • MissHarlem

    Brooklyn 9 9 is still doing well and currently in season 5 so he’s working actively ?

  • freelancepimp .

    And who didn’t see this coming. In Americas social standing White women and Black men are polar opposites. Even 2020 did a social experiment with this and found out the same. Nobody expected Terry to get that white woman victim empowerment moment.

  • SpillyNillie

    I’m surprised he didn’t have a knee-jerk reaction to knock the crap out of him. Violent or not, I think the average response from a man being groped by another man is to knock they arse out…I’m just saying…too damn close for comfort…in public or not.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I’m not sure why the fawk his parents info is even up for discussion in this write up… ? Terry keep exposing these sickos

  • Bam Bam Li

    I was about to post the same thing, people acting like he hasn’t been finding work or been in work consistently for the past 10 years. ??????????

  • 5000BlinK

    Tell me what good roles was Crews getting in the 1st place… Hey, ya cant miss what ya never had….. and he did go about it the wrong way in my eyes because dude would have got checked at the door.
    I cant help but laugh when I hear the story as Crews tell it… I can just see it happening…but it happens, especially at parties when people have been drinking and such. You eva been in the club and somebody grab ya azz when you walk by, but when you turn around its like 100 people.
    I just feel its bad timing to do this when everyone is doing it. Thats all

  • SpillyNillie

    Ditto!

  • 5000BlinK

    you know how Sandra do

  • Marlika

    I still side eye Tishas accusations. If you watch the early episodes of Martin she tongues him down like it’s nobodys business. I believe they did have some type of relations and it went left when one of them got into a serious relationship with someone else. Also in any of her previous work she has her tongue in someone’s mouth. Sexual harassment is wrong no matter what, but I always felt there was more to the situation that what was told. ?????

  • 5000BlinK

    He havent gotten work since… Neither have a lot of Brothers and Sisters in that biz…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lost me there with that part of the write up… .. hey Spilly … ??

  • MookieFly

    It worked for a few actors

  • JV

    Is everyone in Hollywood Russell Simmons’ friend? The guy had to step down from HBO because of the sexual allegations against him; he doesn’t seem like the obvious guy to stand up for. It’s not like there would be any public backlash for hiring Crews — far from it. If he really is being blackballed, I’ll need more than a month to start believing it. Even if his “outing” of Simmons rubbed some people the wrong way (ironic) I think someone will hire him because Crews is too funny not to have a part.

  • You Could Never

    The dude who played george o’malley in early seasons. I used to watch back then

  • MissHarlem

    Terry is currently actively on Brooklyn 99. Season 5 is still airing so he’s not unemployed ?

  • SpillyNillie

    Hey Jen! You know our girl likes to spice things up a bit…

  • You Could Never

    Bc she wasnt harrassed. she was willingly fukked by her co-star.

  • Keisha Hannah

    That is what i was wondering.

  • 1BlueStar

    I wasn’t like Crews was working non-stop anyway. These allegations are probably the most anyone has talked about him in a long while. I’m still confused, though, about the part where he said he didn’t check dude immediately?? I know MEN men who would have NEVER let that go down without a fight, a jack-up, or something!

  • You Could Never

    And see Im not sorry then for saying it. I dont like to say ANY woman is lying. But even BEFORE the allegations came out…EVERYONE suspected they had something going on.

    They both got into relationships. Martin popped up married to Miss VA right before Tisha said he was inappropriate. She was dating her now husband at the time.

  • OP2

    Any fool can ball up a fist & emotionally lash out only to end in those for-profit jails & prisons being victimized & humiliated like a modern-day slave. Crews was wise enough to pump the breaks & quickly think about how striking a powerful hollywierd white man.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    “Crews was born in Flint, Michigan where he was raised mainly by his mother, Patricia Crews. His father, Terry Crews, Sr., was an abusive alcoholic who was absent during much of his son’s childhood.”
    ________________________
    Why Sandra Why? That last part almost seems like a different post all together. Unnecessary.

  • Karen Brady

    I used to have a thang for Isaiah Washington. Where you been baby? Didn’t they say he’d gone cuckoo at one time?

  • You Could Never

    Coach Tomlin refused to update about Ryan Shazier at the noon presser. Im so sad man. Yall pray for Ryan.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/12/05/mike-tomlin-has-no-update-on-ryan-shaziers-condition-says-hes-in-good-spirits/

  • softness1

    Crews is currently starring on a Fox Sitcom Brooklyn 911.

  • softness1

    Thank you!!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Me too.. But his gay remarks turned me off. He didn’t seem like a very nice person after that. He is blackballed too because of those remarks…..That’s where he’s been…

  • Trace da Ace

    That just shows the power in Hollywood. Now they know good and well if Crews would have checked that dumb azz for groping him, he would have been arrested for assault!! And now it’s like they are trying to make him feel bad for coming out about it…damn shame…and I love Brooklyn 99 btw….he is funny as hell on it!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep … Sandra a trip ?

  • TheOwley

    Supposedly he’s leaving the hospital today. They would not transfer him if he was unstable, and if he is leaving outright, that means no permanent injury. So things are looking better today.

  • bemetoo

    yea so how is he being black ball did the kill off his character ???

  • Shaun M

    They are pretty quiet. I haven’t heard of many black actresses address the issue. Maybe I am in the dark about the black female actresses.

  • Rayne

    Or choked him out a lil bit

  • SumthinSweeter

    Didn’t know Terry was from Flint, MI. Would be nice if people with a platform did more to publicly and positively represent and/or give back to communities that need it.

    Outside of that, I think Terry is a fairly good actor and yes, he absolutely getting f*cked over. Hollywood is a sick city ran by nasty and perverted Caucasian individuals.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    ……. saying he should have checked Venit right there and then without resorting to violence.
    _____________________________________________
    Can someone explain to me, the politically correct way, a grown man should respond to another grown man grabbing his penis? ……

  • bemetoo

    ok yea he probably has but this happen in 2016…how is he being blackballed

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Sandra’s slights, such as the above, come from a place of hurt. Hurt people, hurt people.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    how he know what terry crews balls look like? *eek*

  • bella28498 .

    Terry has every right to tell his truth

  • Dowoop

    Unnecessary but not surprising.

  • Psychic Lulu

    mhhhmmmm you didnt have to be psychic to see this coming

  • Dowoop

    May just mean they will find a way to get rid of him. What is airing now was already filmed before he came out with his truth but i will need some more time to pass before saying he’s blackballed.

  • stav

    True, however Hollywood is Hollywood, they’ve blackballed even bigger talents many a years ago.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You know what she’s trying to say on the sly.

  • hottlanta

    Blackball Terry but FedEx Roman Polanki his award overseas. Hollywood gotta love.

  • Torae

    Hollywood, producers, directors agents are all like politicians they are all hypocrites and full of It. The only way Terry would continue to get work is if he said nothing. If he wouldve checked the perv he wouldve been blacklisted as well. Those same rules dont apply to men especially BLACK men…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It was more than that.
    Isaiah called out Patrick Dempsey for being late to the set.
    Isaiah exceeded his pay grade by trying to boss Dr. McDreamy.

  • You Could Never

    Terry has been very vocal about Flint water crisis. Was part of documentary on it. Raised lots of money. In my Tyrese voice what more do you want from himmmmm

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I sure do and I’m glad no one took it and ran.

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you, I read this and was about to post the same thing!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly unless Terry was stoned out of his mind at the time.

  • Lady Elle

    Terry having an absentee father has nothing to do with another man violating him grabbing his balls.

  • You Could Never

    Thank GOD. I was sad status for real. Thanks.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    We know not to take Sandy’s bait because when we do we know Sandy is somewhere LHAO!!!

  • MsVet

    Thank you! I thought he was in a current TV series. IW needs to let Terry speak for himself as he was in hot water a few years ago with Grey’s A.

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    This is why people stay silent. Smh.. He shouldn’t have to suffer for being violated. Venit should..

  • Yardgirl

    The white elite perpetrator would have flip the script & pretended to be the real victim
    *****************************
    THIS^^^^^

    That is exactly what that cave demon college POS did in the roommate case at Univ of HT!! Turned it into “she was bullying ME on first Snapchat” which is a effing lie!! Forget the fact that she did vile things to the girl’s toothbrush and other possessions, lil Becky was just fighting back *vomit* Now the judicial system is leaning towards going soft on the devil with the case being delayed multiple times. Shit real!! SMH

  • Lady Elle

    Exactly!

  • TheOwley

    I read some more on this story. I don’t think he’ll be released today from what I read at ESPN. Wishful thinking. But I’m praying for his recovery.

  • Lady Elle

    And to this day still hasn’t paid for his crime…smh

  • SumthinSweeter

    Ok. Wasn’t in the “know” about that and honestly the documentary I watched wasn’t celebrity based. Actually it was the movie on Lifetime that I saw now that I think about it. Either way, being a MI native, I meant involvement on a consistent basis.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    This is so true. I picture her in a rocking chair like the devil.. lol

  • Tony

    ???????

  • RespectSelf

    I do feel like he should of said something right then and there. I guess he didn’t get the memo that coming out with this type of story is only for the women right now… smh… this blackballing stuff is why people don’t say anything. to often do folks put their careers over their self worth.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    And never will when the ones responsible for making him pay are pedophiles too.

  • Kanyade

    But Terry Crews yet stars on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”… so will the blackballing start after season 5? They can’t get rid of Sgt. Jeffords! He’s crucial to the precinct.

  • You Could Never

    we will never know.

    “I have been aware of the Flint water problem for quite some time. What is happening in my hometown of Flint, Michigan is truly a tragedy of epic proportions. Not only in the malfeasance of public officials toward the safety of its own people– but also the twisted way individuals are using this crisis to further their own interests and agendas. All charity is not help, and all “gifts” are not from the heart. The people of Flint deserve to be treated with respect, not victimized pawns in a political, social or religious power play. In that respect, my wife and I choose to do our giving anonymously in order to vet our intentions as well as the intentions of those who receive it. Matthew 6: 3-4 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”

  • Anunnaki

    Boycott the agency, and anybody that cones from there, that’s how u show these pale demons, and blacks really need to get their own stuff, I’m tired for these folks that just want to work, but subject to this chyt.

  • JustB

    I don’t know a straight man who would allow something like this to happen in front of his wife and not say something…we are talking manhood being challenged in a way that I don’t think the average man would have though twice about his career… what was he doing to make that man feel comfortable enough to do something like that

  • Karen Brady

    Okay.. that’s what it was..not cuckoo it was the gay comments he made.. right right.. I couldn’t recall what it was. They ousted his behind real quick didn’t they? Oh well.

  • ALLMINE?

    na..i believe it. if millions of dollars are at stake..

  • hottlanta

    I wonder how many people remember the scandal with Kelsey Grammar and the 16 year old babysitter. He is still doing his thang in Hollywood and no one says a word. Blackball Terry to cut off his funds but vote for Moore and Dump for lifetime politician benefits.. America gotta love it

  • Quitedeliteful

    I haven’t heard of anyone either….

  • the guest

    SPEAK!

  • Phillybruh

    Stepped in that white women’s fight.

  • the guest

    I wish I could up vote a trillion times!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. That #meetoo stuff didnt work for him. That was made primarily for white women.

  • You Could Never
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yes, I remember reading that. But the movement has been co-opted by white women.
    Maybe I shouldn’t say it was made “for white women”, but white feminists took it over and have basically made it their own.

  • Phillybruh

    I mean when Lupita came out and said me too, Weinstein said I would never and nobody defended her. Black folks need to learn to stay out of they business and let them take each other down.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • You Could Never

    Well Gabby came out and said it and everyone defended her. I dont want Alyssa Milano getting CREDIT for a campaign started by a black woman. Bc that is who it was said started it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I can see that.
    Essentially the whole white feminist movement essentially has always had a “white woman’s” face as long as I can remember. It’s like women of color are mostly pushed to the side. I’ve heard a lot of black women complaining about that, and I dont blame them at all.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Isaiah in the back of his mind probably said have a seat right next to me too. Is he himself still black balled or has he been getting work

    I feel bad for Terry if this is true. Last time I seen him in something was Brooklyn 911 or whatever cop show he was on.

  • You Could Never

    Bingo

  • Owww76

    How is Terry blackballed, when he has been on Brooklyn Nine Nine for the past 5 seasons which is a funny ass show!

  • Owww76

    That show is hilarious, the chemistry between the cast is funny!

  • KLo
  • JUST MY OPINION

    Terry Crews is a WUS, if there was no money to be had he would not have opened his mouth. If no one had come forward in the first place with these allegations he would not have opened his mouth, and anyway how is it that some man can be familiar with you that he grabs your junk, this probably happened once before, and because these complaints were not
    out then Terry laid low and took it like a WUS!!

  • Phillybruh

    What happened to Isaiah was wrong, he did everything them folks asked of him. Even the Gay agenda people were like yall was wrong…lol

  • Browneyes

    Blackballed as in any future gigs not already under contract

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yep. Didn’t even use no vaseline.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    See… I don’t even recall a scandal with Kelsey. Yep, gotta love it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. It’s easy for us to say what we would have done in that situation, but I always say until it happens to you, you don’t really know. Sometimes you let certain indignities slide if you know that making a scene might jeopardize your money, and you’ve got a family to take care of.

  • EMILY POST

    Just wow ?

  • Kirenee

    The dudes I know from Flint would’ve did a “spot check” instead of acting like a little beyotch! Proof eveybody who flex their muscles really don’t have any “heart.”

  • Diarde

    He probably didn’t have to do anything. That man felt entitled and most likely has gotten his way with other men for a while so he tried it. Personally I would have gone to jail that night. I’m pretty sure he has had sexual encounters with other men such as Terry Crews. The whole industry is a disgusting gay fest. It is the norm for these people to engage in all kinds of drug filled, kinky acts.

  • Tlowe89

    Was gone ask the same question

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    So let me get this right, because he didn’t revert to violence means he’s a b$&@$ and has no heart….hmmm ok

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I was just going to comment and say Isaiah would know he’s still blackballed for that comment he made some years ago

  • C Mack

    The other story says he told Adam Sandler, which in my opinion was smart. Lets someone know there’s a problem without him being violent, etc. People attacking him that are black should be ashamed. CAn’t support each other for anything. So easy to judge someone and say how you would have handled a situation when you’re not actually in it.

    Also Terry’s on a TV show, so….blackballed where?

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com What?

    Thank you! If the alcoholism(which wasn’t necessary to add) is true, then Terry and his fam were better off without a biological father.

  • C Mack

    Like I really am getting upset reading people attack him. This is why y’all got DL men, boys not reporting being molested, etc…look at the reaction when they speak out.

    Women are brave. Men are punks. Guess some women only want equality when it empowers them. The men who are criticizing have no sense of perspective

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I wish everyone well and you have a beautiful Christmas. I have been a reader of this blog since about 2008. During this time, I have seen users come and go and this blog transform in many ways, some good, some bad. Recently victim shaming and just pure evilness has pretty much taken over this blog. I just can not be apart of it any longer. I hope whatever turmoil you all have suffered may you find peace with it.

    Deuces ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The critics are concerned that he address the problem with the groper right then and there. It makes him look like less of a man.

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com What?

    Not a fan but I liked him in The Undershepard, he was a true mess!

  • MsVida

    Most men are highly emotionally disabled. I love men, but they’re just big little boys. Women start getting sexually harassed when they hit puberty so by the time they’re women they have developed a voice. Guys aren’t used to it, how would he know how to handle it? He’s just a goofy dufus like most guys.

  • C Mack

    Plus every man’s first instinct is not to resort to violence

  • dontgetblocked

    This alleged incident happened in February of 2016…nearly two years ago. This bish wanna talk about it now? A Real man would have the shut the shyt down right there and then. I would have as a woman. TC is just lookin for a paycheck.

  • You Could Never

    *hugs ya on your way out*

  • C Mack

    I think the critics of the perv who groped him should be addressed. The critics of Crews can sit this issue out since he did nothing wrong.

    By telling Sandler at the party he did address it right then and there. Did you read your other post?

  • Connie

    Nooorrmaaaa! Sorry, I had to add that

  • MissHarlem

    ??

  • Kirenee

    So let me get you right, I mentioned nothing about physical violence. A person can be checked on the spot about their actions if one knows how to use their mouth game like i just did. ?

  • C Mack

    True words

  • DoIT4theCulture

    My goodness Isaiah is still fine AF!

  • Solstice

    Aww ? I too have noticed the thorns and reptilians that have slithered in. I will miss your font my friend!! Blessings to you and yours!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I love me some Isaiah

  • MistaO

    Ok, we’ll see you tomorrow! ?

  • JENNYJONES1

    SO I GUESS ALLLLLLLL OF THE WOMEN THAT ARE COMING OUT YRS LATER AREN’T ‘REAL’ AND JUST LOOKING FOR A PAYCHECK………..JENNY JONES!!!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Terry Crews is not blackballed, he has three movies coming up, and still on Brooklyn 99. I applaud him for standing up, and suing this nasty sicko! Isiah is blackballed from hollywood, for his homophobic rant, and that is not fake news.

  • Solstice

    ? This is fresh brewed tea to me…I never knew that! Wow ? chile…

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Girl just shut up

  • Kanyade

    I have all the seasons. I watch them over and over again. It’s perfect. And you’re right, definitely great chemistry with the cast and characters.

  • Michael Washington

    I’d kept my mouth tf shut..

  • Michael Washington

    Bye sis….

  • Michael Washington

    Terry is not an actor, hes clown…Good luck dude, Im sorry he was touched tho.

    Now he can work at Target proudly and untouched.

  • Michael Washington

    Some stuff as a man, specifically a black man I keep to myself.

  • Michael Washington

    Its going to canceled in 5 4 3 2 and 1….before the 2018 is over…Andy is the whole show…

    Its identical to the Mayor with not as talented writing.

  • Michael Washington

    And suffer for it….

  • bella28498 .

    lmao

  • Kanyade

    I hope it’s not canceled; but if it does, it’s lasted 5 seasons. I respectfully disagree about Andy being the whole show.