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Terry Crews says he was sexually assaulted by Hollywood exec

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This Sept. 19, 2013 file photo shows actor and former NFL player Terry Crews in New York.  (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File) This Sept. 19, 2013 file photo shows actor and former NFL player Terry Crews in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

(CNN/Meredith)  -- Former NFL star and actor Terry Crews revealed he was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive and said he understands why sexual assault victims don't always speak out.

In a string of tweets on Tuesday, Crews wrote that last year, a male film executive -- who he did not name -- groped him at a Hollywood event the actor attended with his wife.

Crews said he let it go due in part to a fear of losing his job.

He tweeted that sexual assault accusations against film executive Harvey Weinstein gave him "PTSD."

Crews also said on Twitter that "Weinstein is not the only perpetrator," and that he wants other sexual assault victims to know they are not alone.

"Hopefully me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless," he wrote

The New York Times reports actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among Weinstein's accusers.

Reps for Weinstein released a statement denying the accusations.

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