Hollywood Actress Olivia Munn has been one of the central figures in the rise of the #MeToo movement last year after she was among six women to accuse movie director Brett Ratner of sexual assault.
Since then, many in the film industry have been exposed for some of the horrendous acts they committed in the past to vulnerable young talent.
Munn has come into the light again concerning this situation during the promotion of her latest movie – The Predator. The latest in a whole line of movies in the 30-year-old franchise will be releasing this week.
The Shane Black directed sequel has been across social media these past couple of days due to news surfacing that a registered sex offender had a scene cut from the movie.
After learning that Steven Wilder Striegel had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old almost a decade ago, Munn demanded Fox to remove a scene of her with Striegel and the studio complied.
The 38-year-old found out about Striegel after an acquaintance called to give her a heads up about the Director’s friend.
Munn soon after told her fellow co-stars about the situation, to which their response was backing out of the movie’s promotion completely.
This week saw only Olivia and young Room star Jacob Tremblay promote the Sci Fi film. Despite feeling like she was shunned by her fellow cast mates, Munn confirmed that some of them responded include Sterling K. Brown.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Munn said that she felt “iced out” by the lack of response from other actors in the film and that “there will be people that just get mad at you for not playing that game”.
After exposing the sex offender, Fox were upset with the actress but she told THR that she wouldn’t want to have a career in Hollywood if she wasn’t able to tell the truth.
People like Munn are the reason why we have progress in our society today and with more exposure of those who do wrong, safeguarding in the creative industry will improve.