Afterwards, Venit, who's the head of WME’s Motion Picture Group, was put on a 30-day suspension. But that wasn't enough for Crews, who filed a lawsuit against Venit in December to seek monetary and punitive damages for assault, battery, sexual battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Now, Venit is filing his response to the allegations.Venit claims that this is "a case of no harm, no foul," according to a document obtained by Us Weekly. It also noted that it's unlikely for Crews to win the lawsuit because he "didn't suffer any injury and none of his conduct was sexual."
However, Crews tells a different story of the 2016 incident in the lawsuit. The famed actor's lawsuit says Venit stared at him "like a rabid dog, sticking his tongue in and out of his mouth provocatively." After the alleged incident, Crews said he pushed Venit away and yelled over to Adam Sandler: "Come get your boy! He’s grabbing my nuts!"
Other witnesses claim that Venit had too much to drink that night and that the groping was dismissed as "horseplay." They said that Venit apologized to Crews the next day.
WME also responded to the lawsuit earlier this week and said that after Crews' allegations they acted "both swift and serious[ly]," although he didn't mention "the incident to anyone at WME for nearly 18 months — during which time he remained a WME client." Crews left WME last November.