Domestic violence lawsuit in opposition to former WME agent dismissed

A lawsuit introduced by the ex-wife of former WME agent Adam Venit accusing him of home abuse was dismissed by a California courtroom this week.

Los Angeles federal courtroom Choose Fernando M. Olguin granted Venit’s September movement to dismiss Trina Venit’s case in opposition to him on jurisdictional grounds, in response to a ruling posted Tuesday.

As a result of the couple’s divorce continuing is ongoing in state courtroom, the decide declined to train jurisdiction over the case.

Trina Venit sued the previous agent — who filed for divorce in March 2021 — for alleged sexual assault, home violence and stalking in June. She contended that the as soon as highly effective Hollywood determine “physically, sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused and insistently stalked and monitored,” her throughout the course of their 20-year marriage.

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7:15 a.m. Dec. 22, 2022An earlier model of this story incorrectly mentioned Trina Venit filed for divorce from her husband in March 2021. Adam Venit filed for divorce.

Attorneys for Adam Venit didn’t reply to requests for remark.

Attorneys for Trina Venit mentioned she was re-filing her case in state courtroom.

“The court’s decision to abstain from exercising jurisdiction in no way reflects on the merits of the action,” Devin McRae, legal professional for Trina Venit, mentioned in a press release. “Although Ms. Venit would have preferred to litigate her claims in federal court where cases move to trial faster and the opportunities for a defendant to manufacture delay and evade the discovery rules is more limited, Ms. Venit is re-filing in state court.”

The dismissal brings to an finish one other controversial case in opposition to the high-profile agent, whose roster of purchasers as soon as included Adam Sandler.

Venit resigned from WME in 2018 after he and the corporate settled a lawsuit with actor Terry Crews, who alleged that the agent groped him at a celebration in West Hollywood in 2016.

WME investigated the allegation and Venit was positioned on a 30-day unpaid suspension and demoted from head of its movement image division. Venit later apologized to Crews for the incident.