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Sterling K. Brown Backs Olivia Munn Amid 'Predator' Sex Offender Controversy

Sterling K. Brown Backs Olivia Munn Amid 'Predator' Sex Offender Controversy”

At the premiere that night I look over and the other five cast members are giving the director [Shane Black] a standing ovation, but they didn't even give me a call that day ... "If I didn't have that feedback, I'd kind of go a little insane thinking, 'Why am I being treated like this?' That's not O.K., to feel like the bad guy".

He released a statement where he said: "I apologise to all of those, past and present, I've let down by having Steve around them without giving them a voice in the decision".

"I didn't go to jail, I didn't put this guy on our set".

The film's director Shane Black, who is a friend Striegel's, also didn't attend the premiere in Toronto.

Sterling K. Brown expressed support for Olivia Munn over the weekend, coming to the actress' side amid controversy over a sex offender cast in their upcoming film, "The Predator." @oliviamunn I hope you don't feel quite so alone. "I found out, and [it] was really important to me to have the scene deleted".

Addressing the fall out on Saturday, The Newsroom star said: 'It's a very lonely feeling to be sitting here by myself when I should be here with the rest of the cast'. Now, though, Munn's male co-stars are providing a new source of frustration. Munn had one scene with the actor in which he continually hit on her. "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". "You did the right thing".

The Predator features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) and Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series).

Let's hope that Munn's fearless stand will not lead to her being blacklisted, but rather for the outrage to generate meaningful and lasting change.

Munn tweeted that the only reason she's still doing press for the film is that she's "contractually obligated".

In 2010, Striegel pleaded guilty to having a sexually predatory relationship with a 14-year-old female relative, and spent six months in prison. Also, I worked really hard on this film, as did the rest of the cast and crew. If the fans and public keep expressing that they won't go support who are abusers or organizations or companies that support that, then that will make them change.

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



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