Terry Crews is taking legal action against the powerful Hollywood talent agent who fondled his genitals in front of his wife at a party in February 2016.
The former NFL player-turned-actor filed a lawsuit against Adam Venit, head of William Morris Endeavor, for grabbing his genitals, TMZ reported.
Fellow actor Isaiah Washington says Crews — who currently stars on FOX’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ TV series — is blackballed from the movie industry.
Crews, 49, was criticized for not being a man and checking Venit right there and then when things got out of hand (no pun intended).
Instead, Crews claims he asked actor Adam Sandler to intervene because he feared confronting such a powerful figure in Hollywood.
“‘Adam, come get your boy! He’s grabbing my nuts,'” Crews claims he yelled to Sandler, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also asserts Sandler called Crews later that night, and both men expressed how stunned they were by Venit’s behavior.
Crews said Venit — a married father of 4 — called him and apologized, saying he was not himself that night.
Crews claimed he experienced psychological distress and he is concerned Venit’s status in Hollywood could impact his acting career, according to TMZ.