Terry Crews' Sexual Assault Claim Declined by L.A. City Attorney
The statute of limitations for misdemeanors expires after one year.
Terry Crews' criminal complaint against William Morris Endeavor agent Adam Venit has been declined by the Los Angeles County city attorney, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
"The matter was referred to our office and was subsequently declined due to the lapse in statute of limitations for misdemeanor cases," a representative for Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office declined a felony filing for the incident, stating, "Given that the suspect did not make contact with the victim's skin when he grabbed the victim's genitals and there is no restraint involved, a felony filing is declined."
The alleged incident, in which Crews claims Venit "squeezed [his] genitals," occurred in February, 2016.
In the wake of October 2017 reports from The New York Times and New Yorker detailing sexual misconduct by media mogul Harvey Weinstein and the ensuing #MeToo movement, Crews tweeted about the incident, but didn't name Venit.
WME placed Venit on a one-month, unpaid suspension at the end of October. Crews filed a police report over the incident on Nov. 8, 2017.
The agency had previously claimed in a Jan. 30 court filing this year that, "WME decisively addressed and punished the conduct Mr. Crews alleges that Mr. Venit engaged."
March 8, 6:30 am Updated to correct that Venit was not Crews' agent and the timeline of events.
March 8, 11 am Updated with District Attorney's statement.