Olivia Munn has vowed to continue ”speaking up” even if it damages her career.
The 38-year-old actress found out that the actor Steven Wilder Striegel, a registered sex offender, acted in her film ‘The Predator’ and his scene was cut as a result.
Last month, it was revealed that the ‘Iron Man 2’ star was given the cold shoulder by many of her co-stars in the sci-fi thriller for speaking out against him, and she has now admitted if she was faced with a similar situation again she would have no problem with leaving her job because she will never be silenced.
Speaking to the December issue of Cosmopolitan US magazine, she said: ”I’m not for sale . . . If speaking up costs me my career, I don’t want it anyway.”
Olivia was one of several actresses who came forward with sexual misconduct allegations about director Brett Ratner last year.
The ‘Magic Mike’ star claimed he had performed a sex act on himself in front of her in 2004 on the set of ‘After the Sunset’.
Olivia – who is an advocate for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, which were created as a result of the dozens of celebrities who spoke out against sexual harassment last year – claims that many people in the industry ”turned a blind eye” when faced with such allegations and that it took a lot for people’s mindsets to start to ”change”.
Speaking about the shamed producer Harvey Weinstein, she told the publication: ”I remember where I was when I heard that people were getting outraged about Weinstein and I thought, ‘People care? They didn’t used to care, nobody cared’.
”For so long, people turned a blind eye.
”When it hits their movie, their show, their bottom line – no one wants it to happen, but when it does happen, what do you do?
”Hollywood is really big on symbolism but crappy on change.”
Olivia says that the advice she was given after she accused Brett was shocking.
She said: ”The advice you’re given is: their power trumps your power and right and wrong doesn’t really come into play.”