Actor Terry Crews posted the apology letter he received from the Hollywood agent he accused of groping his genitals at a party in 2016.
Crews noted that the letter from Adam Venit was issued in March and he only “accepted” his apology because of his decision to leave talent agency William Morris Endeavor. “It meant nothing without a resignation,” he told Deadline.
Venit didn’t explicitly explain groping Crews at the party, but he did ask for forgiveness. “I am sure that this whole situation is an unwanted experience for you,” he wrote. “I have no right to expect your forgiveness, but I am asking for it nonetheless.”
Venit has previously denied any wrongdoing.
“The intent of this letter is to start a dialogue in service of taking responsibility for the emotional challenge that this experience has caused you and your family,” Venit added in his letter. “I take responsibility for us being here now, together in this situation. I am sorry for all of it.”
Terry Crews went on Good Morning America and publicly confirmed that Venit was his assaulter, a claim which the agent denied. “He comes over to me, I stick my hand out, and he literally takes his hand and puts it and squeezes my genitals,” Crews said on the show, adding that Venit also began “licking his tongue out and all this stuff.”
Crews said he responded, “Dude, what are you doing? What are you doing?”
Los Angeles prosecutors declined to press charges because the allegation fell outside the statute of limitations.
In the months since Crews has become one of the few men at the forefront of the #MeToo movement. The actor settled a lawsuit against Venit and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME), with stipulations that the agency wouldn’t rehire the longtime agent and that it would implement policies to prevent harassment in the future, Vanity Fair reported.