After telling his story on Twitter in early October, actor Terry Crews opened up about his sexual assault allegations against a prominent Hollywood agent.
Crews, in an interview on Good Morning America on November 15, said he never “felt more emasculated, more objectified” than when he was allegedly groped at a party in 2016 by Adam Venit, the head of William Morris Endeavor’s motion picture group.
“He’s connected to probably everyone I know in the business,” Crews said about Venit. “I did not know this man. I have never had a conversation with him, ever. The first time I ever had an interaction with him was at this event.”
Crews accused Venit of staring at him from a distance and sticking out his tongue in an “overtly sexual” manner before he walked over to him and touched his genitals.
“I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified. I was horrified,” Crews said.
Venit has been married to Trina Young since the early 2000s. Trina moved to Hollywood in the late 1990s and started as a special FX artist before transitioning to producing.
Here’s what you need to know about Trina and Adam’s relationship:
1. Trina Has Children With Adam & a Daughter From a Previous Marriage
Trina made the move from Arizona to Hollywood when she worked as a special FX makeup artist. She grew up in Arizona with her family, and the move to Los Angeles led her to meet Adam in 1997.
According to court documents, Adam was previously married to a woman named Jami, but they filed for divorce in the early 2000s. A 2007 court document states that Adam was seeking to reduce his child support payments for his two-twin children (Sarah and Michael) from around $27,000 per month to $12,000 per month. The document also stated that Adam was court ordered to pay Jami’s legal fees, totaling around $250,000. It states that amount was decided on because Adam’s annual income increased from 2002 ($3.6 million) to 2005 ($4.08 million).
Adam and Jami shared joint custody of the children when he married Trina, as disclosed in the court document. Trina had two children with Adam, named Olivia and Matthew, and a daughter from her previous marriage, amed Madison. The document states that their children, Adam’s two twins and Madison live together.
Two of her children graduated from the University of Michigan and the other from the University of South Florida. Her other daughter Sarah attended law school with an interest in child advocacy.
Michael works in football operations for the Los Angeles Rams, and Matthew was at one time the “youngest certified DJ in the world” at just 12-years old. Olivia is a pianist who’s played alongside other renowned musicians.
2. A Brain Tumor Was Found on Her Daughter Earlier This Year
Earlier this year, Madison was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Trina documented her experience fighting back from the brain tumor on social media. The tumor was found in the beginning of May, and within a two-week span, Trina noted in a post that she was recovered.
“My miracle daughter,” a post on Instagram of the two said. “Going from brain tumor to being okay, in a two week span, can only be the work of the Divine. I love you so much and can’t imagine life without. You kids are my everything, all 6 of you.”
Many close friends and family members chimed in with messages of support on the photo.
“Dearest, I am shocked and so Happy in the same time,” on Instagram user wrote. “It has been such a long time without having any news from all of you- let’s get in touch ASAP ( I’ve lost your email etc .. ) really wanna talk how are you, big hug to Madison and all!!”
Madison attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with an interest in fashion.
3. Trina Was the Executive Producer of a Documentary Featuring Porn Stars
According to her IMDb page, Trina was the executive producer for the 2013 documentary Aroused, which filmed the making of a “fine art photographic book featuring 16 of the world’s most successful adult film stars.”
The film was directed by Deborah Anderson, who proclaimed: “This is not a story about pornography…this is a story about women.”
In the documentary, interviews with the adult actresses are edited into snippets and presented to viewers in a collage-like fashion, The Hollywood Reporter said in a review.
The adult film actresses describe their sometimes-troubled childhoods, many who didn’t have fathers. But they tell their story about how they persevered and took pride in their professional achievements.
4. Trina Worked on a Travel Channel Show with Andrew Zimmern
Trina’s biography on VisionaryWomen.com says that she “cultivated” projects like Curious Cures for the Travel Channel. Her producing partner on the show was Andrew Zimmern, who hosts Bizarre Foods on the channel.
The show’s description says that it “takes the audience around the world while they capture the essence of rituals, and other customs and cultures that have developed interesting cures that ail and plague us all.”
In addition to that, Trina also produced an audio book titled “Anomalies.”
5. Trina & Adam Have Been Involved With Many Charities
Outside of being a producer, Trina has worked in the Los Angeles art scene and has built relationships with many professionals. Her profile on VisionaryWomen.com says that she “had a kundalini awakening two years ago that turned everything upside down.” That “enlightening” led to her taking up meditation and always looking to try new things.
Trina’s new life mantra, according to her profile, is: “Jump and the net will appear.The universe won’t let you down if you make hard choices for the right reasons.”
Trina and Adam, at one point, took up philanthropy and have worked on various committees. Those include: the Board of Governors at Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, the Windward Steering Committee and Leadership Fundraising.
In addition to those causes, the two also support the Los Angeles Police Foundation for fallen officers. She’s also on the Board of Directors for UCLA’s School of Communications and is a member of PETA. Silver Lake Music Conservatory is an organization she supports which grants opportunity for music for underprivileged children.
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