Terry Crews
Terry Crews shared his sexual harassment experience. In this photo, Crews speaks onstage during the Think It Up education initiative telecast for teachers and students, hosted by Entertainment Industry Foundation at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, Sept. 11, 2015. Getty Images/Christopher Polk

Terry Crews opened up about his sexual abuse lawsuit against Adam Venit, the longtime head of WME’s motion picture group at the Esquire’s 2018 Mavericks of Hollywood party, Tuesday. Crews had accused Venit of groping him at an event in 2016.

“This is the deal. What’s so strange and crazy is that I’m still paying them. I go to work, and I still have to send a check to my molester,” Crews told reporters outside the party venue.

“There are a lot of people benefiting off of what you don’t know. It’s always been my thing to demystify. This is Hollywood, it is insane. I look at my bank statement, and I’m like, ‘Damn, this is the most wrong thing of all time.’ I’m calling it; I’m going to play this whole thing out. If I don’t get justice, nobody can,” Crews further said.

Crews allegations against Venit are being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Crews had filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Venit with the LAPD in December 2017. He alleged Venit groped his genitals at an event.

“(Venit) tried to tell everyone it wasn’t sexual. How do you do that? How is that possible? The level of ridiculousness that this has gone to, and they’re looking at me as if I’m ridiculous for even saying anything. I’m like, ‘Nope, I’m not putting up with it. No one should. No woman, no child, no man, anywhere, in whatever business, should ever put up with being treated less than a human being, ever,” Crews said referring to his encounter with Venit.

Crews also joined the #MeToo movement after he came forward and accuse Venit of groping him. He also said how the whole incident gave him PTSD.

“This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME,” Crews said in one of the tweets at the time.

Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star also thanked his wife Rebecca who stood by him through thick and thin. He also termed his wife as an “invaluable” source of truth, Variety reported.

“You can talk about those things once you’ve gone through your process and you’re overcoming. There’s no talking about it if you’re still in bondage. You can’t go public when you’re in that phase. Once you’ve decided to privately handle things that are when you can help people by telling your story,” Rebecca said.

Last month, Crews spoke to Business Insider about his alleged groping incident.

"I found out who my friends really were through this thing. "There were a lot of people that I thought were behind me and weren't. I didn't cry in my bed, 'Oh, I've been betrayed,' as a businessman the difficult times revealed who was there for me and who wasn't,” he told the Business Insider.