Revelations and accusations against Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein has sparked a conversation about sexual harassment within the industry. As many celebs have spoken out against the producer, it has given actor Terry Crews the courage to share his own sexual harassment experience.

In a Twitter thread on Tuesday (Oct. 10), the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor revealed he was inexplicably groped by a male “Hollywood honcho” last year during a party. “This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME,” he wrote.

Crews explained that his first instinct was to “kick his ass right then,” however, he contemplated how a 240-pound black man beating a Hollywood exec. would be portrayed in the media and how it could affect his career. The actor and his wife ultimately decided to leave the party.

The actor discussed the incident with several people within the industry and word apparently got back to the Hollywood executive who called Crews the next day to apologize, but failed to offer an explanation of why he grabbed Crews’ groin.

Crews dropped the issue, admittedly, because “I didn’t want 2b ostracized— par 4 the course when the predator has power n influence.” The unfortunate situation helped the former NFL player understand “why many women who this happens to let it go.”

“Who’s going 2 believe you? (few) What r the repercussions? (many) Do u want 2 work again? (Yes) R you prepared 2b ostracized?(No),” he wrote.

By sharing his story, Crews hopes to encourage others who have had similar experiences and to deter predators from continuing their behavior.

A rep for Crews says the actor has no further comment about the incident at this time.

Based on the accounts of former employees and associates, an exposé by The New York Times published last week accused heavy-weight Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing women for several decades.

Several A-list celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have come forward to reveal Weinstein has sexually harassed them, while stars like Meryl Streep and George Clooney have spoken out against Weinstein.

Amid the allegations, Weinstein has been fired from his own company, The Weinstein Company, and his wife of 10 years, designer Georgina Chapman, announced she is leaving him. TMZ is also reporting Weinstein entered rehab for sex addiction in Europe on Tuesday.

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