Last year, amid growing reports of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Deadpool 2 actor Terry Crews alleged WME executive Adam Venit groped him at a party in 2016. Crews has now posted the apology letter he received from Venit in March of this year.
In the letter, which Crews posted to Twitter, Venit takes “responsibility for the emotional challenge” Crews and his family faced from “this experience.” Crews also tweeted that, although he received the letter in March, Venit’s resignation did not take place until September. Crews included the hashtag #Accountability at the end of his tweet.
@WME ‘s ADAM VENIT FULL APOLOGY LETTER:
Received: March 22nd, 2018
Accepted WITH HIS RESIGNATION: September 10th, 2018#Accountability
Read in full below: pic.twitter.com/Hbe4tu7UPL
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) September 14, 2018
Crews has been vocal about the incident, becoming one of the faces of the “Me Too” movement in the process. The movement resulted in accusations and action against a number of famous and/or powerful men, including X-Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner, CW showrunner Andrew Kreisberg, DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza, actor Kevin Spacey and comedian Louis C.K.
It’s also been announced that, in addition to a $375,000 settlement, WME will implement new changes to better protect other employees from sexual harassment in the future.
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapičić, and Karan Soni, with newcomers Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin and Julian Dennison. The film is available now on home media.
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