×

WME’s Adam Venit Returns to Work Following Terry Crews Harassment Probe

Adam Venit has returned to work at WME following a brief suspension for allegedly groping actor Terry Crews, the agency has confirmed.

Venit went on leave 30 days ago, pending an internal investigation. Crews tweeted in October that an unnamed Hollywood figure had “groped my privates” at a party before later naming him.

Venit has been demoted from his position as head of the agency’s motion picture group, and will instead serve as an agent. He has represented clients such as Emma Stone, Brett Ratner, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, and Adam Sandler.

Crews was not happy with Venit’s return, tweeting shortly after news broke “SOMEONE GOT A PASS.”

Venit’s return was first reported by Deadline.

More Biz

  • Thanks a Million Quibi

    Jeffrey Katzenberg's Quibi Is Ready to Launch, but Will Viewers Bite?

    Quibi has spent more than $1 billion so far gearing up for what founder Jeffrey Katzenberg touts as a category-defining pay-TV service of the future, uniquely built for smartphones. It’s not clear when, or even whether, the startup will recoup that. In the months leading up to Quibi’s still-planned April 6 debut, industry insiders privately [...]

  • Comedians Live Streaming Self Quarantine

    How Comedians Are Adapting to Entertain Fans While Self-Isolating

    On March 11, comedian Jim Gaffigan was in Bogotá, Colombia, in the midst of his worldwide Pale Tourist tour when he received a call from his manager that Argentina was closing its borders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and his upcoming show there was canceled. He had a choice: fly to São Paulo, Brazil, for [...]

  • 1920s Flu Pandemic

    What Coverage of the Spanish Flu Pandemic Can Tell Us About Coronavirus

    In Ronald D. Moore’s reimagined “Battlestar Galactica,” the ragged remnants of the human race often respond to adversity by invoking an article of their faith: “All this has happened before. All this will happen again.” As we face the real-life coronavirus pandemic, that mantra rings true. All this has happened before: a highly contagious, deadly [...]

  • Comic-Con atmosphere

    Comic-Con Still on for July Despite Coronavirus Fears

    The organizers of San Diego Comic-Con are still “hopeful” that it will take place in July as planned, despite mounting fears that putting on the largest fan convention in the country would be dangerous given the current coronavirus climate. Events of all kinds have been canceled around it, yet Comic-Con remains scheduled to take place [...]

  • Coronavirus Work From Home Placeholder

    Are Virtual Markets Working for Distributors and Buyers Navigating Coronavirus?

    When the film and TV industry emerges from self-isolation to a forever altered landscape, one silver lining will be the online savvy newly gained by traditionally digitally-shy businesses, some of whom have reacted with lightning speed to devise virtual showcases. A drive towards virtual events initially manifested in early March across disrupted festivals such as [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content