'High-level Hollywood exec' groped Terry Crews in public: 'This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD'

In the wake of bombshell accusations about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Terry Crews is finally speaking out about his own encounter with a powerful Hollywood executive.

"This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD," Crews unexpectedly tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, hours after news broke that Weinstein was accused of rape in addition to harassment. "Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME."

Crews and his wife were at a Hollywood event in 2016 when "a high-level Hollywood executive came over to me and groped my privates," Crews continued. "Jumping back I said 'What are you doing?!' ... He just grinned like a jerk."

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Terry Crews through the years
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Terry Crews through the years
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Terry Crews (L) and Rebecca King-Crews arrives for Warner Music Group's Celebration For The 58th Annual Grammy Awards at Milk Studios on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
Terry Crews and Michael Rooker at the premiere of 'The 6th Day' at the National Theater in Los Angeles. Ca. 11/13/00. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)
Terry Crews during 'Eurotrip' Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 20: Terry Crews stars as Julius in EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS on UPN Fall 2005. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 11: (l-r)Tyler James Williams as Chris and Terry Crews as his dad, Julius, star in EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS on The CW this fall. (Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)
Tyler James Williams, Tequan Richmond, Terry Crews, Imani Hakim and Tichina Arnold, winners of Outstanding Comedy Series for 'Everybody Hates Chris' (Photo by Malcolm Ali/WireImage for The Lippin Group)
Terry Crews during General Motors Presents 3rd Annual GM All-Car Showdown Hosted by Shaquille O'Neal - Red Carpet at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 02: Terry Crews at The Sprint Style Villa during Super Bowl XLI week on February 02, 2007 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Meredith Curts/Getty Images for Style Villa)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Terry Crews (L) and Tequan Richmond arrive at the 8th Annual AFI Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel on January 11, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)
Actor Terry Crews arrives with his wife Rebecca for the World premiere of 'He's just not that into you' at the Grauman�s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, February 2, 2009. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - JULY 23: Terry Crews at the Circle of Confusion and IDW Comic-Con Party at the Omni Hotel on July 23, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Robert Benson/WireImage)
Terry Crews is photographed in Beverly Hills on June 9, 2010. He is currently starring in the new TBS series, 'Are We There yet?' which premiered June 2nd. He will be seen in the Lionsgate action film, 'The Expendables' written and directed by Sylvester Stalone. Terry produced and starred in his own reality series with his family 'The Family Crews' which premiered on BET this past February and became their highest rated original series. He is also the face of the new Old Spice commercials. (Photo by Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 11: Actor Terry Crews arrives at a screening of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables' at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino August 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opens nationwide in the United States on August 13, 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Terry Crews attends the Old Spice Scent Event at Highline Stages on March 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/FilmMagic)
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE -- 'Tactical Village' Episode 119 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords -- (Photo by: John Fleenor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4438 -- Pictured: Actor Terry Crews during an interview on April 4, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actor Terry Crews poses at a photo call for Columbia Pictures' 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2' at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor Terry Crews attends the Eva Longoria Foundation dinner held at Beso on September 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: Terry Crews in the 'Operation: Broken Feather' episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing after NEW GIRL on Super Bowl night, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 (approx. 11:00-11:30 PM ET/8:00-8:30 PM PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06: Actor Terry Crews attends Comic Con Experience 2015 at Sao Paulo Expo on December 06, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Vanessa Carvalho/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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Although his initial response was that he wanted to "kick his ass," Crews took pause out of fear that the incident would be warped in the press.

"'240 lbs black man stomps out Hollywood honcho' would be the headline the next day," Crews wrote. "Only I probably wouldn't have been able to read it because I would have been in jail."

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Women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault
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Women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault
Lupita Nyong'o wrote a detailed essay for the New York Times recounting multiple incidents with Weinstein, including an evening during which he asked her to give him a nude massage while his family was in the same home.

Heather Graham said Weinstein told her he had an agreement with his wife that allowed him to sleep with whomever he wants. He then asked him to meet her to discuss a film project at his hotel, falsely telling her that her friend would also be present. She declined.

French actress Judith Godreche has accused Weinstein of inappropriately pressing up against her, trying to remove her sweater and asking for a massage.

Lauren Holly said that during a seemingly normal meeting with Weinstein to discuss a project, he began disrobing, got into the shower, and went to the bathroom while continuing to converse with her. He then allegedly asked her for a massage. She fled. 
Angie Everhart said that she was sleeping in her own cabin on a yacht when Harvey Weinstein entered, blocked the door and began masturbating. He told her not to tell anyone, but she "told everyone," including many actors and producers. In response, most told her that it was just Harvey being Harvey. In an interview with TMZ, she emphasized that anyone in the industry who knew Harvey at all knew that he regularly did things like what he allegedly did to her.
Kate Beckinsale has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in his hotel room when she was 17 years old.
Tara Subkoff said that in the 1990s, on the same day that she was offered a major movie role, she met Harvey Weinstein at a party. He allegedly made her sit on his lap while he had an erection. He then told her that if he did not do certain sexual things, she would not get the role that she'd already been offered. She declined. Afterward, she said, her "reputation was ruined by false gossip" and she found it near impossible to book roles.
Minka Kelly said that Harvey Weinstein offered her a lavish lifestyle in exchange for being his extramarital girlfriend. She declined.
Gwyneth Paltrow told the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein asked her for a massage in his hotel suite. After she told then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, Pitt confronted him, leading Weinstein to contact Paltrow and "scream" at her, she said.
Asia Argento has accused Weinstein of raping her in his hotel room when she was 21. She first reluctantly agreed to give him a massage, and then he forcibly performed oral sex on her. During subsequent encounters, she had consensual sexual relations with him due to fear that he would otherwise ruin her career.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. In October 2016, she tweeted reference to a studio head raping her. In October 2017, in a tweet to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, McGowan referred to Weinstein by name while repeating her rape accusation. The alleged incident took place in the 1990s and resulted in a financial settlement.
Cara Delevingne has accused Harvey Weinstein of attempting to coerce her into kissing another woman in his hotel room. She had just begun her acting career and believed they were meeting just to finalize talks for a film role.
Angelina Jolie said she had a "bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth" and refused to work with him subsequently.
Jessica Barth has accused Harvey Weinstein of demanding that she get naked and give him a massage.
Emma de Caunes has accused Harvey Weinstein of unexpectedly getting naked and demanding that she lie down as other women had supposedly done before her.
Lauren Sivan has accused Harvey Weinstein of cornering her in a public space and masturbating to completion in front of her.
Mira Sorvino, seen here at a Weinstein Co. event in January 2017, said that after refusing Harvey Weinstein's advances, he dissuaded others in the industry from hiring her.
Ambra Battilana has accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and reaching under her skirt. She went to the NYPD and then conducted a sting operation, the audio of which was published by the New Yorker. In the audio, Weinstein can be heard attempting to coerce her to enter his hotel room.
Louisette Geiss has accused Harvey Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room after assuring her he wouldn't hit on her. He then disrobed and repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate, telling her he would produce her screenplay if she did.
Emily Nestor (far right), a former Weinstein Co. employee, has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Rosanna Arquette has accused Harvey Weinstein of dissuading others from hiring her after she rejected his sexual advances.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. She has also accused others in the industry of knowing of Weinstein's misconduct and either actively or passively hiding it.
Ashley Judd has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of asking her for a massage and then asking her to watch him shower.
Florence Darel has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in a hotel suite in 1996 while his wife was in the room next door.
Zoe Brock (left, in 2004) has accused Weinstein of getting naked and chasing her around a hotel room after she refused to give him a massage.
Katherine Kendall (right, in 2006) has accused Harvey Weinstein of disrobing and asking for a massage in his apartment after a movie screening, telling her that "everybody does it." He then asked her to at least show him her breasts, which she refused.
Romola Garai has accused Harvey Weinstein of making her feel "violated" when he watched her audition wearing only a bathrobe in his hotel room.
Lea Seydoux has accused Harvey Weinstein of forcibly trying to kiss her on the lips in 2012.
Claire Forlani said she "escaped" Harvey Weinstein on five occasions. He allegedly told her about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had in turn established their careers. He also attempted to get her to give him a massage.
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After Crews told multiple people about the bizarre and uncomfortable moment, the executive called and apologized but did not offer any explanation of why he did what he did. Crews decided not to pursue it any further because he didn't want to be "ostracized -- par for the course when the predator has power and influence."

The incident gives him particular empathy for the now dozens of women who are just beginning to come forward with allegations against Weinstein. "I understand why many women who this happens to let it go," he said. "Who's going to believe you? (Few.) What are the repercussions? (Many.)"

As far as the identity of the executive who took advantage of Crews, "He knows who he is."

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