Over the last month, Hollywood has been rocked by a series of disturbing sexual assault allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, igniting a heated debate on rape culture and the responsibility of celebrities to protest it. Actor and former football player Terry Crews has bravely come forward to add his voice to the discussion, and has shared a troubling and unexpected story on Twitter about his own traumatizing experience with a Hollywood executive.
Crews’ admission comes in response to an exposé published by The New York Times on October 5th. The report revealed widespread sexual harassment and abusive acts committed by Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein toward multiple women, including actress Ashley Judd. Others, such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have also claimed unwanted advances from Weinstein.
“Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless,” Crews concluded his emotional thread. Scroll down to find out what he wrote, and how the Internet reacted.
In the midst of a major Hollywood sex scandal, actor Terry Crews has bravely shared his own story of abuse
He posted the shocking account on Twitter just last night, and has already gone viral with it
The ‘Old Spice guy’ is now being applauded for standing in solidarity with assault victims everywhere
It’s just the latest chapter of a long, heated discussion on rape culture and systematic harassment