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Terry Crews Says He Was Sexually Assaulted By A Powerful Male Hollywood Exec

The allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein have centered around women. Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter today to share his own experiences with sexual assault and recounts how he was groped by a male executive.

“My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates,” he tweeted. “Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything n we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk. I was going to kick his ass right then— but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear.” As a “240 pound” black man, Crews felt that physical retailation would land him in jail. 

He goes on to say that the executive called him the next day to

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Jay-Z Wants Hollywood To Make More Social Justice Projects: "This Is Our Power"

Jay-Z wants the entertainment industry to use its power for good. The hip-hop mogul penned an open letter in The Hollywood Reporter to encourage his peers to invest in projects that highlight social justice issues like police brutality and the unfair justice system.

“The power of one voice is strong, but when it comes to social justice, the power of our collective voices is unstoppable. Now is the time to recognize that through our voices we really can effect change,” he writes. 

This year, the rapper released the documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story. The film  highlighted the story of 16-year-old Browder who was held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island for two (out of three) years without a trial. He committed suicide in 2015. “We’ve seen some of that change slowly start to happen. President Obama outlawed solitary confinement for juveniles. New York has started the long process

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Oxygen Dick Wolf, Nancy Grace, Ice-T Projects | Hollywood Reporter

Oxygen is moving full speed ahead with its crime-focused rebranding.

The NBCUniversal cable channel on Thursday unveiled its first upfront slate for its upcoming programming shift, which includes new projects from Law Order creator Dick Wolf, longtime cable news star Nancy Grace and Law Order: SVU star Ice-T, among others.

Overall, the network unveiled eight series, including Wolf’s Criminal Confessions, which goes inside actual police interrogation rooms and dissects what happens to yield a confession. The docuseries joins the revival of Cold Justice, which also hails from Wolf Reality and was ordered to series in February when Oxygen made their rebranding official.

Oxygen is also teaming with one of Wolf’s longtime stars, Law and Order: SVU‘s Ice-T, for the series Ice Cold Murders (working title), which he will host and executive produce.

Oxygen’s other notable collaborators include Buzzfeed Motion Pictures. The network has landed the site’s first TV

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