Olivia Munn: Co-Stars Iced Me Out After Sex Offender Reveal

'Predator' actress says she's been snubbed by other actors in the movie
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2018 10:10 AM CDT
Anna Kendrick, left, and Olivia Munn arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20, 2018, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – An actor in the Predator reboot was a registered sex offender, and it was one of his famous colleagues who turned him in to the studio. Olivia Munn discovered Steven Wilder Striegel, a friend of The Predator director Shane Black who'd acted in one of the film's scenes with her, had pleaded guilty in 2010 for trying to lure a 14-year-old girl online into a sexual relationship, and she alerted 20th Century Fox—which, she tells Variety, initially didn't return her call. She followed up, and the scene was eventually cut. Since then, Munn says she's "getting the cold shoulder," as USA Today puts it, from fellow cast members and Black, who hasn't spoken to her. "It's a very lonely feeling to be sitting here by myself," Munn told the Hollywood Reporter during a promo interview Saturday in which only 11-year-old co-star Jacob Tremblay showed up to sit next to her.

"I do feel like I've been treated by some people that I'm the one who went to jail or I'm the one that put this guy on set," she added. Though two of her co-stars, Keegan-Michael Key and Sterling K. Brown, note they weren't set to do the THR interview and that they support Munn, Munn tells Vanity Fair co-stars have dropped out of more than one interview and that no one else issued statements when she encouraged them to. "Right now the reality is that there will be people who wear Time's Up pins and say they support Time's Up, [but] there will be people in Time's Up who aren't really down with the cause," she says. Meanwhile, in an op-ed for Mashable, Adam Rosenberg writes it's "so very wrong" Black hasn't reached out to Munn directly, and that she's facing the media alone. "It's shameful that ... she has to pay any kind of price for doing the right thing." (Read more Olivia Munn stories.)

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