“Tough Guy” Terry Crews who revealed that he was allegedly sexually assaulted by William Morris agent Adam Venit in October, has continued to stand for justice and righteousness on the issue even if Hollywood isn’t receptive.
In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, the “Friday” actor, talked about his concerns with the industry and explained how he felt Hollywood is like a “plantation”.
“People don’t understand that Hollywood is a very violent place,” he continued. “The best way to put it is that it’s like a plantation. You use extreme violence. You see a lot of people who never work again. For even speaking up the whole thing is that they cut your head off so that the next person doesn’t speak.”
These sentiments follow a few weeks of setbacks for Crews, as his legal measures against Venit have been stalled—both the district attorney’s office and the city attorney’s office in Los Angeles have thrown out his case in recent weeks. But he’s still speaking up about Hollywood’s toxic racism and the intimidation faced by those who challenge the immovable power structures:
Crews also spoke out on the notion of continuing with an “Expendables” sequel for the chance to speak freely about his past trauma, and empower others to do the same:
“They don’t want to see me comment, but I’m not going anywhere,” Crews said of his relationship to Hollywood these past few months. “They lead this thing through shame. [They] shame you so you feel like you gotta hide in the house. …[But] once you get rid of shame, you get to step off the slave plantation. And I get to be free. This is a good thing.”