Olivia Munn Faces Backlash For 'Predator' Controversy

Shane Black apologises for casting his sex offender friend in The Predator

Actress Olivia Munn says she feels ostracized after telling 20th Century Fox executives about registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel appearing in her new movie The Predator. "I felt it was still appropriate to clap and cheer, but to actually make that gesture to stand up, especially in this moment. and privately I knew that no one reached out to me to say, 'Are you O.K.?' It did feel bad".

The 38-year-old, who had alerted the studio to Steven Wilder Striegel's offence, has said that some of her co-stars had backed out of interviews following the news and offered little support.

"I keep pushing forward and keep going knowing that at least you did the right thing, even if you're not getting that support". I don't know how to skirt around the issue. "I was not at [the Toronto International Film Festival] so I didn't have an opportunity to be there with you". Now, the actress is speaking up and standing firm on her decision.

"This was an enormously unfortunate chapter in my life, and one that I took, and continue to take, personal responsibility for", Streigel has said.

A spokesperson for Fox on Thursday said Striegel's single scene in the film was promptly cut after the studio learned of Striegel's background. The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, and Yvonne Strahovski.

"The support from online and when I walk down the street and random girls say "thank you" and 'you're my hero, ' it just means so much because you kind of need that validation sometimes or you think, 'Am I insane?" In an interview with the LA Times, Munn specifically argued this point, saying that she didn't accept Black's apology as it wasn't given to her privately and that "a real apology has to be done privately".

In another interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she added, "I did see his apology that he put out". "I so appreciate that you 'didn't leave well enough alone, '" Brown tweeted. I just know how to be honest about it. In 2010 the actor plead guilty to claims that he had inappropriate interactions with a 14-year-old girl, a move that led to six months in prison.

Munn has also expressed dismay that she was feeling isolated by the fact that her castmates did not come forward to support her at the Toronto festival - prompting Sterling K. Brown to issue a statement of support on September 8 saying, "I hope you don't feel quite so alone".

"My choice will always be to never give a second chance to anyone who hurts a child or an animal".

"There are people who get very mad at you for not just helping them bury it".

"The Predator" will be released in theaters this Friday.

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