Terry Crews dumps his talent agency, WME, after filing a report with the LAPD

The ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star filed a report with the LAPD Wednesday, weeks after tweeting that ‘a high-level Hollywood executive’ grabbed his crotch.

Terry Crews, at the SiriusXM studios in September, said on Twitter that he was groped by a Hollywood executive.(Photo: Mike Coppola, Getty Images)

Terry Crews has dumped his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, a day after filing a report with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Crews appears to be making decisive moves in Hollywood after tweeting on Oct. 10 that he was groped by “a high-level Hollywood executive” at an event.

A person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it confirmed Crews’ departure from WME to USA TODAY.

LAPD Public Information Officer Tony Im told USA TODAY that the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star filed his report on Wednesday. Im wouldn’t give specifics, but said Crews is “the victim” in the “confidential” report.

“We will conduct a thorough investigation to look into the matter,” Im said.

The case will be handled by the Robbery and Homicide Division of the LAPD, which handles cases involving celebrities, Im said.

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have reported that top WME agent Adam Venit, who is on leave from the agency, has been identified as the unnamed executive. Venit did not represent Crews.

It isn’t clear if Crews’ meeting with the LAPD involved formalizing his sexual assault allegations.

In October, Crews said he was coming forward because the scorching allegations of sexual harassment against Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein were causing “PTSD.” 

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“Why?” Crews wrote. “Because this kind of thing happened to ME.”

He tweeted that he contemplated fighting the man, but “thought twice about how the whole thing would appear.”

Crews went on to state that he did not take action at the time out of fear of being “ostracized,” reasoning it was “par (for) the course when the predator has power (and) influence.”

“I let it go,” he said. “And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go.”

USA TODAY has reached out to Crews’ representative for comment.

Sexual misconduct allegations inside Hollywood have continued to swell. To date, 79 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or rape, and 14 men have come forward with allegations against Kevin Spacey.

Contributing: Bryan Alexander

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