Actors Rob Schneider, Terry Crews say they were sexually harassed

Rob Schneider and Terry Crews
The pair say they have both faced sexual harassment. Photo credit: Getty

In the wake of a series of women speaking out against media mogul Harvey Weinstein, actors Terry Crews and Rob Schneider have both come forward with their own sexual assault allegations. 

Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women in Hollywood, leading to his dismissal from his own company on Sunday (local time). 

Grown Ups actor Rob Schneider told TMZ that he too was sexually harassed by someone in the movie business early in his career. 

He said a "famous director" harassed him while they were both in a hotel room.  

"He comes out in a bathrobe and sits in this chair. The next thing I know, he's asking me to crawl on the ground and to crawl to him. Then it was just this disgusting feeling," Schneider continued.

Schneider didn't name the director but he did say that the filmmaker had passed away.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Crews has also shared his experience, posting a series of tweets on Tuesday (local time) about an incident he says occurred at a party he attended with his wife last year, which he says reveals "Weinstein is not the only perpetrator". 

"This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME," Crews, 49, began the string of 16 tweets. 

"My wife n I were at a Hollywood function last year n a high level Hollywood executive came over 2 me and groped my privates (sic)."

Crews writes he was tempted "to kick his ass right then", but rethought it after considering "how the whole thing would appear". 

"240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho" would be the headline the next day. Only I probably wouldn't have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So we left." 

Crews alleges that after talking to the executive's colleagues, the unnamed man called Crews the next day to apologise. 

The actor says he decided not to take it further because he didn't want to be "ostracised" ... "par for the course when the predator has power and influence". 

"And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go. Who's going 2 believe you? ( few) What r the repercussions?(many) Do u want 2 work again? (Yes) R you prepared 2b ostracized?(No) I love what I do. But it's a shame and the height of disappointment when someone tries to takes advantage of that." 

Terry concluded his lengthy social media message; "He knows who he is. But sumtimes Uhav2 wait & compare notes w/ others who've been victimised in order 2gain a position of strength". 

"I understand and empathise with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator... Hollywood is not the only business we're this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior you are not alone."

The celebrity says he hopes by addressing the alleged sexual assault publicly, it will keep the cycle from continuing.