'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' actor and former NFL player Terry Crews has been one of the most vocal men in the Me Too movement since last October, when he publicly called out a powerful Hollywood executive he said had sexually assaulted him.
On Friday, Crews tweeted out an apology letter he said he received from the executive, Adam Venit, who resigned from his job at the William Morris Endeavor agency last week. Venit’s resignation was a condition of settling a lawsuit Crews had filed against the agent, according to Vanity Fair.
The terms of the settlement call for the talent agency to pay $375,000 to cover Crews’ legal fees, and for Venit’s resignation with no possibility of being rehired by WME, the magazine reported. The deal also requires the agency to change its employee conduct policy.
“Accepted WITH HIS RESIGNATION,” Crews said in his tweet, apparently indicating that he was finally accepting the apology because Venit had resigned.
Terry Crews through the years
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 Graumanï¿½s 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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Venit wrote in the letter, which was sent in March: “I am coming to terms with myself as to why I behaved the way I have: fear, stress, and insecurity. These are all things that I am working on.”
Crews told Deadline that he had waited until now to reveal the apology because “it meant nothing without a resignation”.
In the letter, Venit asked for forgiveness and appeared to be planning to stay in his job.
“I am writing this note with the hope of us talking in person to come together and become a positive story in a very messed up world,” Venit wrote. “Using this platform to show people love, honesty, responsibility, compassion, and forgiveness are all possible. I want to use this moment to become a positive influence with you and not just another Hollywood story that becomes the forever narrative of who we both are.”
The letter was sent four months after Crews filed suit against Venit and WME and two weeks after the Los Angeles district attorney decided not to bring criminal charges because of the statute of limitations.
Crews testified about sexual assault survivor rights before a Senate committee in June. He also faced attacks from some people, like rapper 50 Cent, who questioned his manhood.