The Los Angeles city attorney's office will not be filing criminal charges against William Morris Endeavor executive Adam Venit, who was accused of groping Terry Crews in 2016. Prosecutors will not pursue the case as the statue of limitations has expired.
Encouraged by the #MeToo movement, Crews came forward in October with accusations of misconduct by Venit at a Hollywood party, where Venit allegedly grabbed Crews's genitals over his pants. A month after going public, Crews filed a police report about the incident.
Originally the Los Angeles District Attorney's office pursued Crews's allegations as a felony case but then said it did not qualify as one because there was no skin-to-skin contact or forced restraint, according to the Associated Press. The accusations were then sent to the L.A. city attorney as a misdemeanor, who declined to prosecute because "the matter was beyond the statute of limitations," spokesman Frank Mateljan told the Los Angeles Times.
The report came over a year after the incident, but Crews insinuated on Twitter that there is more to the case being dropped.
\u201cThe @LAPoliceFdtn is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides critical resources and vital support to the Los Angeles Police Department.\n\nADAM VENIT is the @LAPoliceFdtn EVENT CHAIRMAN.\n\n#truebluegala\u201d
Crews has fired his representatives from William Morris. He has also filed a civil lawsuit against WME and Venit. WME's lawyers have asked Crews to undergo a seven-hour mental health exam as part of the civil suit.
Venit has been suspended while the claims are under investigation.