Terry Crews has filed a police report after saying he was sexually assaulted by a “high-level Hollywood executive.”
Los Angeles police officer Sal Ramirez said that Crews had filed a report on Wednesday, though Ramirez would not give the subject of the report.
Crews confirmed for a TMZ cameraman as he walked out of the LAPD Hollywood station that it was about the alleged groping he described last month.
“People have to be held accountable,” the actor said. He also told the outlet he plans to file a lawsuit against the unnamed perpetrator.
In a 16-tweet thread last month, Crews wrote, “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME. 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. Jumping back I said What are you doing? My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk.”
Crews said that the only reason he didn’t “kick his ass right then” was because he was worried about the repercussions of someone of his size and race beating up a “Hollywood Honcho.”
“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,” Crews continued. “I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go. Who’s going 2 believe you? (few) What r the repercussions?(many) Do u want 2 work again? (Yes) R you prepared 2b ostracized? (No).”
He concluded: “I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator. 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.”
Read Crews story on Twitter below:
—With files from the Associated Press