Terry Crews Finally Gets An Apology
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Terry Crews Finally Gets An Apology

Took long enough...but maybe try again?


Anyone who knows me knows that I love Terry Crews and the show he is a part of, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". He just seems like a person you could have a good conversation with and just overall a nice and cool guy. That being said, him speaking out about the man who groped him at a party in 2016 made me admire him all the more.

He had people talking down to him about it, calling him weak and saying things like "how could it happen to a man like him?". 50 Cent was loud in mocking Crews on Instagram and insulted the strength he showed when he told lawmakers he was sexually assaulted. Producers for "The Expendables" also told him to drop the charges if he wanted to stay part of the franchise. When given that decision, Crews quit his role that he has been a part of for three movies. Through the negative talk though, he has had a lot of support and love from others for speaking out on the matter. He is one of the few men who is adamantly apart of the #MeToo movement and has gone on multiple shows and interviews talking about it and why people need to speak out about such issues.

Over the weekend Terry Crews posted an apology letter that he received from the agent he accused of groping him, Adam Venit. The letter was received in March of this year, but Crews stated that he would not accept the apology unless Venit resigned from his job as an agent in the talent agency William Morris Endeavor. Venit finally did resign from his job recently this September, which then prompted Crews to post a picture of the letter on Twitter. In the letter, Venit does ask for forgiveness, but he never admits to the groping, which is a trend he has been sticking with, as he has denied ever doing it when asked in the past.

When I saw such a headline, I thought I should give it a read. Once I read it, I found myself very disappointed in the quality of this apology. The whole apology seems fake and so centered around Venit. It consists of a whole lot of words that really when put together mean a whole lot of nothing, in terms of meaningfulness and sincerity. It seems to me like a bunch of excuses put together in the format of an apology. The terms he uses are also almost insulting. Calling this experience a "gift" to his self-betterment and growing process is extremely insensitive and makes it seem like he is belittling what actually occurred. I applaud Terry and his ability to say that he forgives Venit, because with an apology like that I'm not sure many would say the same.

Although the apology is a step in the right direction, it is lacking and poorly conducted. That being said though, at the end of the day, it is for Crew's benefit and healing. If such a letter helps him with that process then who am I to say anything. I just give him props and admire him even more for speaking out in the first place and showing the ability to forgive in a situation that's already hard to forgive. He forgave, advocated for himself and others, and was a strong force in a problem that unfortunately exists today.

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