A writer who worked for actor and political activist Richard Dreyfuss said he sexually harassed her for years and exposed himself to her in a studio lot trailer when she worked for him in the '80s.
He told the committee that the response he received after coming forward with his allegation showed how "toxic masculinity permeates culture," making it even more important for survivors to have rights to protect themselves and come forward.
WATCH - @terrycrews full opening statement: "I am honored to use my platform and story to help create additional civil rights protections for survivors across the nation under the Sexual Assault #Survivors Billof Rights."Full video here: https://t.co/RGjy B1WSAmpic.twitter.com/ezi14zs3m Y— CSPAN (@cspan) June 26, 2018"I was told over and over that this was not abuse, that this was just a joke, that this was just horseplay," he said. It happened to me."The Los Angeles County district attorney's office decided in March not to file charges against Venit, determining the allegations were not a felony because there was no contact with his skin, and no restraint involved.
"But I can say that one man's horseplay is another man's humiliation... They sent the case to the Los Angeles city attorney, who prosecutes misdemeanors but the office said the statute of limitations for them to prosecute Venit had expired. Crews did not report the incident until November 2017. Recent allegations that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted and harassed women for years have come to light, ushering in a cataclysmic career downfall for him and many more.
DMB denied previously knowing about the allegations. 11, a day after Hilarie Burton said he groped her during a 2003 appearance on 'Total Request Live.' Affleck tweeted, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms.
Burton and I sincerely apologize.”Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys says he's shocked and saddened by accusations from a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.