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Domestic violence lawsuit against former WME agent dismissed



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

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

As a result of the couple’s divorce continuing is ongoing in state court docket, 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 “bodily, sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused and insistently stalked and monitored,” her in the course of the course of their 20-year marriage.

For the report:

7:15 a.m. Dec. 22, 2022An earlier model of this story incorrectly stated 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 stated she was re-filing her case in state court docket.

“The court docket’s choice to abstain from exercising jurisdiction by no means displays on the deserves of the motion,” Devin McRae, lawyer for Trina Venit, stated in an announcement. “Though Ms. Venit would have most popular to litigate her claims in federal court docket the place instances transfer to trial sooner and the alternatives for a defendant to fabricate delay and evade the invention guidelines is extra restricted, Ms. Venit is re-filing in state court docket.”

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 party 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.