Photo source: Instagram – @terrycrews

You know that White privilege and Hollywood privilege are very real concepts when an average White man can casually walk up and grope the genitals of a massive Black man like actor Terry Crews — and knows he does not have to fear any physical retaliation from Crews whatsoever.

In the aftermath of Hollywood powerhouse Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault scandal that has rocked the entertainment industry to its core, Crews said he finally summoned the intestinal fortitude to admit publicly that he was sexually assaulted by a male Hollywood executive — and right in front of his wife, at that.

Weinstein is the brainchild behind Miramax and Weinstein film studios that produced Oscar-winning blockbusters as Pulp Fiction, Sex Lies and Videotape, The Crying Game and Shakespeare in Love. Weinstein was fired from the film company he founded after he was accused of serial sexual assaults over several decades. His accusers included the likes of Academy Award winners Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd as well as Patricia Arquette.

Crews, the Next Friday and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star, broke it down on Twitter Tuesday, detailing the assault at an industry party he attended sometime last year with his wife, Rebecca King-Crews.

“This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME,” Crews began. “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.”

Read the entirety of Crews’ poignant and cathartic statement below:

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  • britishrose

    it happen to me on a job where i worked with mostly men , i had a few of the men grope me and name call several times i reported them to police , the owner of the company had favor with police in that town so they only charged one of the abusers but didnt fire him.. i was devastated , i contact eeoc cause they threaten to fire me if i report one more of their drivers , i was the only female in 3 in the company, eventually i got fired and eeoc gave me the right to sue. that company was so powerful they paid my lawyer to drop my suit , it was a mess . but one of the abusers was jailed. and no law suite was obtained due to the all male company bosses . racism and sexism is real on jobs .. i identify with this totally ANYONE WANT MY STORY email me at [email protected]