Last year, Terry Crews called out influential Hollywood agent Adam Venit for groping him at an industry event in front of his wife. The Brooklyn-Nine-Nine actor attempted to confront Venit in court, but his request for a trial was denied.
Crews recently spoke to Buzzfeed about the state of Hollywood, comparing the entertainment business to a slave plantation.
“People don’t understand that Hollywood is a very violent place. The best way to put it is that it’s like a plantation… They cut your head off so the next person doesn’t speak.”
He continued, “”[They] shame you so you feel like you gotta hide in the house,” he said. “[But] once you get rid of shame, you get to step off the slave plantation. And I get to be here. This is a good thing.”
Check out the full interview here.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.