The following article contains allegations of sexual misconduct that some readers may find distressing.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews has reportedly spoken to police over claims that he was once groped by a Hollywood executive.
The actor filed an incident report with the Los Angeles Police Department on the grounds of sexual assault on Wednesday (November 8), law enforcement sources told TMZ.
After leaving the LAPD’s Hollywood precinct, Crews spoke with the news outlet about why he filed a police report and also confirmed that he also planned to pursue a civil lawsuit against this executive.
“People have to be held accountable,” he insisted. “We’re going to go all the way.”
Crews went public last month with allegations that an unnamed executive “groped [his] privates” in front of his wife and others at a Hollywood party back in 2016.
The actor shared his disturbing story with fans on Twitter in hopes of encouraging others to come forward with their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault.
“I love what I do,” he wrote. “But it’s a shame and the height of disappointment when someone tries to takes advantage of that. He knows who he is. But sumtimes Uhav2 wait & compare notes w/ others who’ve been victimized in order 2gain a position of strength.”
Crews went on to write: “Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless.”
Over the last few weeks, a number of male celebrities have joined a chorus of top Hollywood actresses like Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Faris and Riverdale‘s Lili Reinhart in sharing their stories of experiencing harassment.
Among those who’ve spoken out include Dawson’s Creek‘s James Van Der Beek, Simon Cowell and Star Trek Discovery‘s Anthony Rapp.
By Justin Harp