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 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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