This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown is taking Olivia Munn’s side in her fight against Hollywood. The actress was shunned after she got Steven Wilder Striegel, a registered sex offender, fired from Predator. While Munn’s co-stars isolated her after the incident, Brown took to social media to support her stance against sex offenders in Hollywood.
Munn opened up about the shunning she experienced during an awards ceremony in Toronto, Canada. The actress revealed that none of her Predator co-stars reach out after Striegel got fired. A few of her co-stars even refused to do interviews with her because they felt like being around her was “too draining.”
Olivia Munn: "Whatever small amount of power or fame that I've created, I'm not willing to share it with someone like that. And if Shane wants to share his platform and his power with someone like that, that's on him. But I deserve to make that choice for myself" pic.twitter.com/aqsL1Cn8GG
— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) September 8, 2018
Because of the way everyone treated her, Munn felt as though she was being punished for doing the right thing and exposing Striegel’s dark past.
Director Shane Black casted Striegel because the two are good friends. Once Black let Striegel go, he released a statement apologizing for hiring him in the first place. Black claims that he was only trying to help a friend and should have taken into account the fact the Striegal is a registered sex offender.
In 2010, Striegel was arrested and charged after he tried to have sex with a 14-year-old girl by contacting her on the internet. Striegel eventually pleaded guilty to the charges.
Why are her costars icing her out?
— bert kreischer (@bertkreischer) September 9, 2018
After learning about Munn’s plight, Brown defended the actress on social media. Brown acknowledged that it was brave for Munn to come forward and reveal Striegel’s past. He also slammed anyone who had shunned Munn and said that people “have a right to know” about their co-workers, especially when they have a sketchy past involving minors.
While Sterling K. Brown fully supported Munn, he also praised the studio for firing Striegal after they learned about his criminal past.
Olivia Munn’s other co-stars have not responded to her statement.