Action star and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” regular Terry Crews has been making headlines in recent months for being one of the first men of the post-Weinstein era brave enough to step forward to talk about his stories of sexual harassment and assault.
This week Crews sat in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions and to share his story and C-SPAN, which aired the session, has shared a portion of it on their Twitter page in which Crews reveals he won’t be involved in the fourth “The Expendables” film due to a very specific reason.
Crews revealed he was asked by a producer of the film to drop his case against the agent accused of groping as a condition for starring in the movie. When asked if he is going to star in the film, despite continuing with his case, Crews replied:
“No. Simply because this same producer is under his own… investigation. Abusers protect abusers – and this is one thing I had to decide, whether I was going to draw the line on. Am I going to be a part of this or am I gonna take a stand, and there are projects I had to turn down.”
Crews also spoke about being blacklisted for coming forward with his story, saying:
“What happened to me has happened to many many other men in Hollywood, and since I came forward with my story I have had thousands and thousands of men come to me and say ‘Me too, this is my story. But I did not have the confidence, or I did not feel safe enough, to come out.’ Because what happens is you get blacklisted, your career is in danger – after that, no one wants to work with you.”
Production on the fourth “Expendables” film is slated to begin in early 2019.
WATCH – @terrycrews full opening statement: "I am honored to use my platform and story to help create additional civil rights protections for survivors across the nation under the Sexual Assault #SurvivorsBillofRights."
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 26, 2018
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