Olivia Munn isn’t backing down. After the actress outed Steven Wilder Striegel as a sexual predator, coincidentally, while on the set of a film called, The Predator, the actress refused to rescind her initial position.
On Saturday, the 38-year-old star was in Toronto, Canada, accepting an award at the Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Awards, and while on stage, she delivered a speech in defense of her actions.
Olivia said during her monologue that his firing happened on Thursday and that it really upset her when nobody reached out to her to ask if she was ok, while holding herself back from crying.
The star said that she felt left out when her other cast-mates stood up and clapped for Shane Black, the director, but not her. Olivia expressed disappointment over the fact that they never bothered to call her.
According to Olivia, one of her co-stars refused to do an interview with her standing next to them because it’s “emotionally draining” to do interviews when she’s there.
.@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
As it was previously reported, Striegel pled guilty to attempting to convince a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him over email. He was also a good friend of Shane, who served as the movie’s director.
Following her speech, where she explained how ostracized she felt, her co-star, Sterling K. Brown, took to Twitter to say that he would’ve supported her, but he didn’t have the opportunity to be there with her at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The actor explained his position on the ordeal on Twitter in a tweet that you can see above.
Due to Olivia outing Striegl as a sex offender, he was fired from the production. As you may or may not know, Munn is an outspoken advocate for the Time’s Up initiative, and has vociferously criticized people in power who abused their position.