As the world knows, Olivia Munn outed an alleged sexual predator on the set of The Predator last week, and she received a response unlike what she initially expected. While most on social media supported her, some of her castmates supposedly gave her the cold shoulder.
Regardless, William Wilder Striegel, the friend of the director, was fired from the production, and Fox deleted the scene in which he was depicted.
On Tuesday, Olivia opened up to Ellen DeGeneres on her show and explained the situation further, proclaiming, “he’s 38-years-old and he went after a 14-year-old female relative.”
In the now deleted scene, Olivia was walking her dog while being hit on by Striegel’s character. Shane Black, the director of the movie, had to fire Mr. Striegel.
Later on, Black apologized for bringing him on the set, arguing that he was actually “misled” about what had really happened between him and the 14-year-old girl Striegel allegedly tried to lure over the internet into a sexual relationship.
.@oliviamunn I’m sorry you’re feeling so isolated, my dear. And I’m sorry you’ve been the only one to speak up publicly. I was not at #TIFF so I didn’t have an opportunity to be there with you. There are two main issues as far as I see it. First, what is and is not forgivable?… https://t.co/NQQpoO9kPa
— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) September 9, 2018
20th Century Fox said they didn’t realize he was a convicted sexual predator and had they known so, he never would’ve been hired in the first place.
Munn said that she wanted to give her “co-stars a heads up,” that way they knew what to expect, and wouldn’t be blindsided. According to Munn, when she called her co-stars, they asked her why she made such a big deal out of it.
Munn added that, even though it was her movie, there was no way she would “cost one person’s life” for the sake of the film. If that was the case, then she wouldn’t even want a career in Hollywood.