Crews - who now stars on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" - contends he's experienced psychological distress following the incident and is concerned Venit's standing in Hollywood could impact his acting career, according to the TMZ report.
No additional details about the suit were immediately available.
But besides that apology, and despite the fact that Crews reported the incident to his own agent at WME, Crews said he did not see the agency take any action against Venit. Jumping back I said What are you doing?!
Reports state that Crews has now filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Venit. Adam Venit was placed on leave by William Morris Endeavor agency after Crews went public with his allegations. The lawsuit alleges that Crews alerted Adam Sandler, who was at the party and is represented by Venit, by yelling, "Adam, come get your boy!" Crews said never met Venit before when the agent "viciously grabbed [his] penis and testicles so hard that it caused [him] immediate pain in a blatant and unprovoked sexual assault". "He actually grabbed my NUTS".
Meanwhile, his pal Isaiah Washington said Crews is a "victim", and Hollywood blackballing him is like "victimization on top of victimization", he said. He says Sandler expressed shock at Venit's behavior. Venit served a one-month paid suspension before being reinstated with WME, and was demoted from his position as head of the motion picture department.
Crews is suing for assault, battery, sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and negligent retention and supervision.