Ariel Winter on ‘Modern Family’ Death: ‘We Tried to Make It as Light Hearted as Possible’

When news broke that a “Modern Family” character was going to be killed off, fans feared the worst. So did cast members. Ariel Winter said she and her co-stars learned that someone was going to die when headlines about it first started popping up on ne…

When news broke that a “Modern Family” character was going to be killed off, fans feared the worst. So did cast members. Ariel Winter said she and her co-stars learned that someone was going to die when headlines about it first started popping up on news sites. “We got the table draft like 10 minutes […]

25 Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes: From George Clooney to Rita Ora (Photos)

Welcome to TheWrap’s spooktacular list of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2018. Peruse our photo gallery if you dare.
Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld
Sarah Michelle Geller
Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente
Ike Barinholtz, Erica Hanson and …

Welcome to TheWrap’s spooktacular list of the best celebrity Halloween costumes of 2018. Peruse our photo gallery if you dare.

Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld

Sarah Michelle Geller

Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente

Ike Barinholtz, Erica Hanson and children

Kendall Jenner

Singer Joey Fatone and Izabel Araujo

Scout Willis and Rumer Willis

Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney

Taissa Farmiga

Kelly Osbourne

Ireland Baldwin

Adam Lambert

Sarah Hyland

Scott Stuber, Molly Sims, and Will Forte

Olivia Munn, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford

Zoe Kravitz

Paris Hilton

Jordyn Blum and Dave Grohl

Rita Ora

Halsey

Harry Styles
Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden

Brett Ratner Drops Lawsuit Against Woman Who Accused Him of Rape

Director Brett Ratner has decided to drop a defamation lawsuit he filed against Melanie Kohler, who Ratner said accused him of rape in a Facebook post.
Paperwork filed in federal court in Hawaii states that the suit had been dismissed with prejudice, m…

Director Brett Ratner has decided to drop a defamation lawsuit he filed against Melanie Kohler, who Ratner said accused him of rape in a Facebook post.

Paperwork filed in federal court in Hawaii states that the suit had been dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be filed again.

“IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the parties hereto, through their respective undersigned counsel, that this action and all claims asserted herein shall be and hereby are dismissed with prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(a)(l)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” the court papers read. “This stipulation disposes of all claims and all parties, with the respective parties to bear their own attorneys’ fees and costs.”

In a statement to Deadline, Ratner’s attorney, Martin Singer, said that Ratner agreed to drop the suit after Kohler’s lawyer, stated that Kohler’s memories are “cloudy and unclear.”

“Since Ms. Kohler’s attorney has stated that her client’s memories are cloudy and unclear about alleged events from more than a decade ago, Mr. Ratner agreed to dismiss his lawsuit,” singer said.

In her own statement to Deadline, Kohler’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, said, ” I have been honored to represent Melanie Kohler and we are pleased that Mr. Ratner agreed to dismiss this case. Cases like this are very difficult, especially when the events happened more than a decade ago and memories are cloudy and unclear. The public conversation about this case has become very painful for Melanie. This result will allow Melanie to move on with her life and spend more time with her family.”

TheWrap has reached out to Singer and Kaplan for comment on the dismissal.

In his own statement, Ratner told TheWrap, “I’m happy that the matter has been resolved.”

Ratner filed his suit in November 2017, alleging that Kohler stated in an Oct. 20 Facebook post that Ratner “was a rapist on at least one night in Hollywood about 12 years ago,” and that he “preyed on me as a drunk girl [and] forced himself upon me.”

The suit contended that “the Defendant’s aforementioned statement is entirely false, fabricated and fictional.” The lawsuit also asserted that Kohler’s statement was published “with knowledge of its falsity, maliciously, and with the intent to harm plaintiff’s reputation and standing.”

The defamation lawsuit came on the same day that the Los Angeles Times reported that six women accused Ratner of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault, among them actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

Henstridge told the L.A. Times that as a 19-year-old model, she fell asleep watching TV with Ratner and some friends at his New York City apartment. When she woke up and tried to leave, she said that Ratner “blocked the doorway with his body and wouldn’t budge.”

“He began touching himself,” and then forced her to perform oral sex, the Times wrote.

“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,” Henstridge, now 43, told the newspaper. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”

Singer denied the accusers’ accounts in a letter to the Times.

“I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment,” Singer said in the letter. “Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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14 Perfect, Over-the-Top Lines From ‘Predator’ Movies (Photos)

As movie franchises go, the “Predator” films have an abundance of iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously quotable lines — way more than a normal film series. It’s likely due to the franchise’s semi-unusual combination of inter…

As movie franchises go, the “Predator” films have an abundance of iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously quotable lines — way more than a normal film series. It’s likely due to the franchise’s semi-unusual combination of interesting science fiction, ’80s action movie machismo, and surprising willingness to be extremely campy. It results in movies full of lines that are absurd and yet perfectly reasonable when fighting an alien safari hunter that turns people’s skulls into trophies.

Here’s a rundown of 14 great, weird and goofy lines from “Predator,” “Predator 2,” and the newly released Shane Black movie “The Predator.”

“What’s the matter? The CIA got you pushing too many pencils?”

Everyone knows the shot of Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Dillon (Carl Weathers) greeting each other by grabbing hands and flexing their ridiculously big arms, but Dutch’s line making fun of Dillon for getting slightly soft thanks to his desk job is icing on the sweaty muscle cake.

“Stick around”

“Predator” is full of quotable, extremely manly dialogue, but it rarely turns up a catch-phrase — except for the time when Dutch throws a huge machete at a guy and it pins him to a wall. Dutch even stops what he’s doing for a close-up to deliver the line — because taking a moment for camp is essential to the DNA of “Predator” movies.

“I ain’t got time to bleed”

Jesse Ventura throws out this iconic line as Blain during the early portion of the movie. He gets shot but doesn’t seem to notice or care, explaining to Poncho (Richard Chaves) that he’s too busy for bleeding.

“You got time to duck?”

The part of the exchange that doesn’t always get remembered is when Poncho has a retort making fun of Blain’s nonsense macho thing about bleeding. Right after firing some grenades into a sniper nest, his response to Blain has the big guy diving for cover a second later.

“I’ll bleed ya, real quiet, and leave ya here. Got that?”

The underlying plot of the first half of “Predator” is that Dillon tricks Dutch and his rescue team to hit a rebel camp by telling them there are hostages there — but the mission is actually about taking out the rebel force and gathering intelligence. Dillon is out of practice for field ops, and when he gives away the team’s position, Mac (Bill Duke) issues this extremely credible threat — he’s almost as scary as the Predator with his delivery.

“Get to the chopper!”

Simply an iconic Schwarzenegger line that’s all about running the hell away from the Predator.

“What the hell are you?”

A ponderous moment in “Predator” toward the end, when Schwarzenegger’s Dutch asks the defeated Predator an existential question — and the Predator asks it right back. This franchise has its deep moments.

“Want some candy?”

The weird things the Predator chooses to record and repeat back to humans when he meets them are spooky in their own way. A kid offers the Predator some candy in “Predator 2,” and he repeats it to Danny Glover later, apparently just to be unsettling — because the Predator likes to murder you, but he also likes when you feel vaguely uncomfortable first.

“He’s on safari. The lions, the tigers, the bears — oh my”

Gary Busey chews scenery intensely as Peter Keyes when he finally explains to Glover’s Lt. Mike Harrigan the nature of the Predator. His delivery of the classic (and cliché) line from “The Wizard of Oz” is phenomenally over-the-top in a phenomenally Busey way.

“Okay P—yface, it’s your move”

Glover’s Harrigan takes the fight to the Predator in “Predator 2,” and even throws out some zingers along the way. Once the Predator takes his mask off, it opens up Glover to mock the creature’s weird skin flaps around his mouth, in this case while they’re both dangling off a building. It’s a perfect encapsulation of the intense camp of “Predator 2.”

“S–t happens”

No ’90s movie would be complete without it.

“F—ing you up is their idea of tourism”

The “Predator” movies all have a moment when someone sits down to explain what the deal is with all these alien murders going on, but the ones in “The Predator” are both concise and pretty hilarious. Sterling K. Brown’s Traeger has a way of explaining scary alien things in an upbeat way.

“If your mom’s vagina were a video game it’d be rated E for Everyone.”

The “Predator” films are full of dudes making sex jokes at each other. This one from Keegan-Michael Key’s character Coyle is special, in that it requires some esoteric knowledge of the video game retail rating system that provides guidance to parents.

“He’s more like a … bass fisherman”

Olivia Munn’s character Casey Bracket in “The Predator” points out, pretty aptly, that an alien that goes on safari to hunt humans for sport isn’t really a “predator,” since predators hunt for food. The answer to her assessment from Traeger is equally great: “We took a vote. Predator’s cooler.”

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We’ve been getting “Predator” movies for more than three decades at this point, and Fox is hoping that Shane Black’s “The Predator” will give the franchise a much-needed nudge to keep it going for a while longer. So …

We’ve been getting “Predator” movies for more than three decades at this point, and Fox is hoping that Shane Black’s “The Predator” will give the franchise a much-needed nudge to keep it going for a while longer. So how does the new flick stand up against all the “Predator” movies that have come before?

6. “Predators” — This is the only one of these movies that I actively dislike. It’s just boring and weirdly dour. “Predators” is ultimately too moody to really be fun, and that’s immensely frustrating.

5. “Alien vs. Predator” — I quite like Paul WS Anderson’s crossover with the “Alien” franchise, but there’s no denying that it’s held back by its PG-13 rating. The gore is constantly just offscreen, leaving you with a nagging feeling that something was missing the whole time.

4. “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” — “Requiem” gets a bum rap because it has the feel in a lot of ways like a direct-to-video sequel. But it’s so gross and fun that I could never dislike it.

3. “Predator” – Just a really fun 80s action movie. In a vacuum I might rank it higher, but Arnold was in so many bizarre and awesome action movies that this one feels a little bit mundane in comparison to the rest of his filmography. And also in comparison to the other “Predator” movies.

2. “Predator 2” — I prefer Danny Glover’s battle with a Predator over the original because the novelty value is much higher, being set in LA. It’s sheer madness, and I love it.

1. “The Predator” — It may be a controversial pick, but I don’t care. Shane Black’s movie is a mess, but it’s totally gleeful, totally fun and totally funny. It’s a great time, so long as you remember this is an awesome trashy franchise.

Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’ Seizes $2.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

Fox’s “The Predator” earned $2.5 million at the Thursday box office, while Paul Feig’s noir thriller “A Simple Favor” grossed $900,000.

Produced for $88 million, Shane Black’s film is expected to earn in the high $20 million range. “The Predator” stars Boyd Holdbrook, Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Trevante Rhodes and Keegan-Michael Key. It currently holds a score of 34 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

“The Predator” starts with a boy (Tremblay) who accidentally turns on an alien signal that he thinks is a toy. The signal triggers the return of the titular alien race, which has become even stronger thanks to DNA fusion with other races it has hunted.

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“A Simple Favor” is expected to gross somewhere in the mid-teens this weekend. Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding, the film follows a small-town blogger who sets out to discover why her best friend, Emily, has suddenly disappeared. Emily’s husband joins in the search, only for the two to fall down a path of mystery and murder. Written by Jessica Sherzer, the film has an 83 percent RT score.

New Line’s “The Nun,” which is expected to go head-to-head with “The Predator” for the number one spot this weekend, grossed another $2.2 million on Thursday, bringing its cumulative total to $66.9 million since its debut last weekend.

Sony’s “White Boy Rick” took in $575,000 on Thursday night from 2,176 locations. The studio is projecting an opening weekend between $8 million and $10 million.

“White Boy Rick” stars Matthew McConaughey and newcomer Richie Merritt as a father and son duo living in Detroit at the height of the cocaine wars in the 1980s. The son, Rick Wershe, Jr., became known as an undercover police informant and one of the city’s most successful drug dealers before being abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison — all before the age of 18. Yann Demange (“’71”) directed the film from a script written by Andy Weiss with Logan and Noah Miller.

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Fox’s “The Predator” earned $2.5 million at the Thursday box office, while Paul Feig’s noir thriller “A Simple Favor” grossed $900,000.

Produced for $88 million, Shane Black’s film is expected to earn in the high $20 million range. “The Predator” stars Boyd Holdbrook, Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Trevante Rhodes and Keegan-Michael Key. It currently holds a score of 34 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

“The Predator” starts with a boy (Tremblay) who accidentally turns on an alien signal that he thinks is a toy. The signal triggers the return of the titular alien race, which has become even stronger thanks to DNA fusion with other races it has hunted.

“A Simple Favor” is expected to gross somewhere in the mid-teens this weekend. Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding, the film follows a small-town blogger who sets out to discover why her best friend, Emily, has suddenly disappeared. Emily’s husband joins in the search, only for the two to fall down a path of mystery and murder. Written by Jessica Sherzer, the film has an 83 percent RT score.

New Line’s “The Nun,” which is expected to go head-to-head with “The Predator” for the number one spot this weekend, grossed another $2.2 million on Thursday, bringing its cumulative total to $66.9 million since its debut last weekend.

Sony’s “White Boy Rick” took in $575,000 on Thursday night from 2,176 locations. The studio is projecting an opening weekend between $8 million and $10 million.

“White Boy Rick” stars Matthew McConaughey and newcomer Richie Merritt as a father and son duo living in Detroit at the height of the cocaine wars in the 1980s. The son, Rick Wershe, Jr., became known as an undercover police informant and one of the city’s most successful drug dealers before being abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison — all before the age of 18. Yann Demange (“’71”) directed the film from a script written by Andy Weiss with Logan and Noah Miller.

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Does ‘The Predator’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

(Spoilers ahead for “The Predator”)

It’s been eight years since the infamous Predator has appeared on the big screen, but Fox and writer/director Shane Black have finally given us “The Predator” to wash out the taste of 2010’s “Predators.”

“The Predator” is often referred to as a reboot of the franchise, but in fact it is actually a sequel, actually referencing the first two “Predator” movies — “Predators” isn’t references, but that movie didn’t take place on Earth so these characters wouldn’t know anything about that whole thing.

In any case, this being a sequel, those heading to the theater this weekend to check out “The Predator” have plenty of reason to wonder if they need to keep their butts in their seats once the credits roll at the end of the movie for a post-credits scene. These bonus scenes have become a staple of franchises of all sorts, and not just Marvel movies.

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So what’s the answer? Does “The Predator” have a post-credits scene?

While “The Predator” certainly does end on a note that lays the groundwork for a sequel, with McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) and Brackett (Olivia Munn) taking possession of the “Predator-killer” suit of armor, that really is the end of it. So while we would always encourage movie watchers to stick around through the credits out of respect for the many, many people who worked hard to bring the film to life, if you need to get to the bathroom or just otherwise are in a rush, you can head out out of the theater knowing there are no extra scenes after the credits to stick around for.

“The Predator” is directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Fred Dekker, and stars Holbrook, Munn, Sterling K. Brown (who is delightful), Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera and Yvone Strahovski.

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(Spoilers ahead for “The Predator”)

It’s been eight years since the infamous Predator has appeared on the big screen, but Fox and writer/director Shane Black have finally given us “The Predator” to wash out the taste of 2010’s “Predators.”

“The Predator” is often referred to as a reboot of the franchise, but in fact it is actually a sequel, actually referencing the first two “Predator” movies — “Predators” isn’t references, but that movie didn’t take place on Earth so these characters wouldn’t know anything about that whole thing.

In any case, this being a sequel, those heading to the theater this weekend to check out “The Predator” have plenty of reason to wonder if they need to keep their butts in their seats once the credits roll at the end of the movie for a post-credits scene. These bonus scenes have become a staple of franchises of all sorts, and not just Marvel movies.

So what’s the answer? Does “The Predator” have a post-credits scene?

While “The Predator” certainly does end on a note that lays the groundwork for a sequel, with McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) and Brackett (Olivia Munn) taking possession of the “Predator-killer” suit of armor, that really is the end of it. So while we would always encourage movie watchers to stick around through the credits out of respect for the many, many people who worked hard to bring the film to life, if you need to get to the bathroom or just otherwise are in a rush, you can head out out of the theater knowing there are no extra scenes after the credits to stick around for.

“The Predator” is directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Fred Dekker, and stars Holbrook, Munn, Sterling K. Brown (who is delightful), Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera and Yvone Strahovski.

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Shane Black Apologizes Again for ‘Stupid Decision’ to Hire Sex Offender for ‘The Predator’

“The Predator” director Shane Black apologized once again for his decision to cast friend and registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel in his horror reboot. “I made an error in judgement that is irresponsible. … I was the …

“The Predator” director Shane Black apologized once again for his decision to cast friend and registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel in his horror reboot. “I made an error in judgement that is irresponsible. … I was the captain of that ship. It’s my job to make sure those things don’t happen, and I failed. I […]

Olivia Munn On ‘The Talk’ Praises Former Jane Doe In ‘Predator’ Controversy; Paige Carnes Comes Forward

Olivia Munn praised Paige Carnes, the former Jane Doe who spoke out today about her victimization as a 14-year-old by actor Steven Wilder Striegel. “It won’t just cause ripples,” Munn said on The Talk this afternoon about Carnes&#8217…

Olivia Munn praised Paige Carnes, the former Jane Doe who spoke out today about her victimization as a 14-year-old by actor Steven Wilder Striegel. “It won’t just cause ripples,” Munn said on The Talk this afternoon about Carnes’ stepping forward, “it will be waves.” Munn was on The Talk to promote her movie, Shane Black’s The Predator, with the discussion inevitably turning to Munn’s successful efforts to have a scene from the movie featuring herself and Striegel cut…

‘The Predator’ Director Shane Black ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Casting Registered Sex Offender

“The Predator” director Shane Black took “full responsibility” for the decision to hire a friend and registered sex offender for a short scene in the film that was deleted once his criminal background was made public.

Black added that he was “very deeply sorry” for the decision to hire his friend Steven Wilder Striegel for a short scene with star Olivia Munn without informing her in advance of his past.

“I made an error in judgment that’s irresponsible — I’m not just a kid,” he told the Associated Press at Wednesday’s premiere for the sci-fi horror reboot, adding that he did not properly vet Striegel.

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It was Munn who alerted 20th Century Fox that Striegel had a 2010 conviction for trying to entice a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship via email — and said she initially felt “isolated” by castmates for her decision to blow the whistle.

“I was the captain of that ship — it’s my job to make sure that those things don’t happen,” Black said. “And I failed. And I may have, I did cause pain to people in the cast. That’s unacceptable. I take full responsibility. I am very deeply sorry.”

Black added, “It really bothers me that this movie, which could have been these beautiful people on a beautiful night with only this, has been overshadowed in some ways by a stupid decision that I made.”

I FAILED, CAUSED PAIN: Director #ShaneBlack takes “full responsibility” for hiring his friend – Steven Wilder Striegel, a registered sex offender – to work on #ThePredator. pic.twitter.com/dWEcKOo05P

— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) September 13, 2018

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“The Predator” director Shane Black took “full responsibility” for the decision to hire a friend and registered sex offender for a short scene in the film that was deleted once his criminal background was made public.

Black added that he was “very deeply sorry” for the decision to hire his friend Steven Wilder Striegel for a short scene with star Olivia Munn without informing her in advance of his past.

“I made an error in judgment that’s irresponsible — I’m not just a kid,” he told the Associated Press at Wednesday’s premiere for the sci-fi horror reboot, adding that he did not properly vet Striegel.

It was Munn who alerted 20th Century Fox that Striegel had a 2010 conviction for trying to entice a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship via email — and said she initially felt “isolated” by castmates for her decision to blow the whistle.

“I was the captain of that ship — it’s my job to make sure that those things don’t happen,” Black said. “And I failed. And I may have, I did cause pain to people in the cast. That’s unacceptable. I take full responsibility. I am very deeply sorry.”

Black added, “It really bothers me that this movie, which could have been these beautiful people on a beautiful night with only this, has been overshadowed in some ways by a stupid decision that I made.”

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Olivia Munn Says Fox ‘Chastised’ Her For Telling ‘Predator’ Costars About Sex Offender, Wanted Her to Keep Quiet

The studio edited out a scene starring a registered sex offender in August and will release “The Predator” in theaters this month.

Olivia Munn is continuing to speak out about “The Predator” casting scandal, in which director Shane Black hired a registered sex offender to appear opposite the actress in a brief scene. Munn appeared on the September 11 episode of “Ellen” and revealed she received pushback from 20th Century Fox after the studio found out she had notified her costars about the sex offender casting.

Munn explained she was told by an acquaintance that her scene partner, actor Steven Wilder Striegel, was a registered sex offender after pleading guilty in 2010 to luring a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship on the internet. Munn told Ellen Degeneres she didn’t know her acquaintance well enough to know if he or she would report the news, so she decided to tell 20th Century Fox herself.

As has been previously reported, Fox edited out the scene featuring Striegel. Munn revealed to Degeneres the news about Striegel shocked her and she didn’t want her costars on “The Predator” to be similarly blindsided, which is the main reason she reached out to notify them. Fox allegedly took issue with the actress informing her costars about Striegel, according to Munn.

“It was going to be something that got out there, so I wanted to give my costars a heads up so that they wouldn’t be blindsided like I was,” Munn told Degeneres. “When I did call my costars, I got chastised the next day by the studio for telling them and ‘Why am I just not keeping it quiet? It’s all going to be okay. It got deleted. What’s the big deal?’ And I said, ‘Well, it happened.'”

Munn’s latest revelation follows her claim that Fox stayed quiet for two days after she initially reported Striegel’s history as a registered sex offender. The actress told Degeneres that it never scared her to speak out about the casting despite the fact she is a main cast member in “The Predator.”

“I think that people expected me to be quiet because it’s my movie, but the truth is I don’t care,” she said. “I don’t care if this movie gave me all the money in the world and all the power. If it cost one person’s life, they can take it. I don’t want this career.”

“The Predator” opens nationwide September 14. When asked for a statement, a representative for the studio declined to comment. Watch Munn’s full appearance on “Ellen” in the video below.

Olivia Munn Talks On ‘Ellen’ About Her Scene With Sex Offender Being Cut From ‘The Predator’

Olivia Munn has been taking some flak — and earning some praise — for calling out an actor in her new film who is a registered sex offender and getting his scene relegated to the cutting-room floor. She appeared on Ellen this morning to giv…

Olivia Munn has been taking some flak — and earning some praise — for calling out an actor in her new film who is a registered sex offender and getting his scene relegated to the cutting-room floor. She appeared on Ellen this morning to give her side of the story. Watch the interview above. Host Ellen DeGeneres teed up the conversation thusly: “So you were in this movie The Predator,” she begins, “and you found out that the director [Shane Black] hired his friend to play…

Olivia Munn Says Fox ‘Chastised’ Her for Speaking out About Sex Offender Situation (Video)

“The Predator” star Olivia Munn says she was “chastised” by Fox after speaking out about convincing the studio to remove a scene from the movie that she unknowingly did with a registered sex offender.

“When I did call my co-stars, I got chastised the next day by people in the studio for telling them and, why am I not just keeping quiet? It’s all going to be OK, it got deleted, what’s the big deal?” she told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday.

In response, a Twentieth Century Fox spokesperson told TheWrap, “At no time has anyone at our studio discouraged Olivia from speaking with her fellow cast members on any topic — or chastised her after the fact.”

Also Read: Olivia Munn Says She Feels Isolated by ‘Predator’ Cast After Scene Cut

Munn said when she found out that director Shane Black had hired a registered sex offender for a minor role in the movie, she called her co-stars to give them a “heads up.”

“My cast members, nobody said anything to me about it, nobody talked to me, nobody reached out that whole day,” she explained. “At first, I thought it’s because they just don’t know what to say, but privately, I did feel iced out.”

This past week, Los Angeles Times reported Black had cast longtime friend Steven Wilder Striegel for a cameo role in “The Predator,” as he had done for past films. The scene was a short, three-page dialogue between him and Munn.

Also Read: Sterling K Brown Chided for ‘Protect-Your-Neck’ Apology to ‘Predator’ Co-Star Olivia Munn

But after shooting wrapped, Munn discovered that Striegel had pled guilty to two charges in 2010 after being accused of sexually propositioning a teenager by email. After notifying Fox of Striegel’s history, the scene was removed by Fox.

Black, Munn, and the film’s cast — including Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Keegan Michael-Key — gathered this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival for the film’s premiere, but in an interview with Vanity Fair, Munn said that she has been left on her own to discuss the removed scene with reporters, with one co-star even walking off an interview he was doing with Munn when the topic was brought up.

Holbrook and Sterling K. Brown, who didn’t attend TIFF, have since released statements. But Munn says that she hasn’t heard from Black regarding his decision to give Striegel the cameo since reporting her findings to Fox last month.

Watch the interview above.

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“The Predator” star Olivia Munn says she was “chastised” by Fox after speaking out about convincing the studio to remove a scene from the movie that she unknowingly did with a registered sex offender.

“When I did call my co-stars, I got chastised the next day by people in the studio for telling them and, why am I not just keeping quiet? It’s all going to be OK, it got deleted, what’s the big deal?” she told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday.

In response, a Twentieth Century Fox spokesperson told TheWrap, “At no time has anyone at our studio discouraged Olivia from speaking with her fellow cast members on any topic — or chastised her after the fact.”

Munn said when she found out that director Shane Black had hired a registered sex offender for a minor role in the movie, she called her co-stars to give them a “heads up.”

“My cast members, nobody said anything to me about it, nobody talked to me, nobody reached out that whole day,” she explained. “At first, I thought it’s because they just don’t know what to say, but privately, I did feel iced out.”

This past week, Los Angeles Times reported Black had cast longtime friend Steven Wilder Striegel for a cameo role in “The Predator,” as he had done for past films. The scene was a short, three-page dialogue between him and Munn.

But after shooting wrapped, Munn discovered that Striegel had pled guilty to two charges in 2010 after being accused of sexually propositioning a teenager by email. After notifying Fox of Striegel’s history, the scene was removed by Fox.

Black, Munn, and the film’s cast — including Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Keegan Michael-Key — gathered this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival for the film’s premiere, but in an interview with Vanity Fair, Munn said that she has been left on her own to discuss the removed scene with reporters, with one co-star even walking off an interview he was doing with Munn when the topic was brought up.

Holbrook and Sterling K. Brown, who didn’t attend TIFF, have since released statements. But Munn says that she hasn’t heard from Black regarding his decision to give Striegel the cameo since reporting her findings to Fox last month.

Watch the interview above.

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Boyd Holbrook Addresses ‘Predator’ Controversy, Says He’s “Proud” Of Olivia Munn

After Olivia Munn showed no fear in being vocal about having a scene with an actor who was registered sex offender removed from Shane Black’s reboot of The Predator, she admitted to feeling isolated by her castmates at the Toronto International F…

After Olivia Munn showed no fear in being vocal about having a scene with an actor who was registered sex offender removed from Shane Black’s reboot of The Predator, she admitted to feeling isolated by her castmates at the Toronto International Film Festival. Sterling K. Brown, who wasn’t at TIFF, has voiced his support for Munn and now actor Boyd Holbrook has come forward to show his support after admitting to being late to the conversation. “I want to start by…

Boyd Holbrook Says He’s ‘Proud of’ Olivia Munn’s Handling of ‘Predator’ Sex Offender Situation

“The Predator” star Boyd Holbrook spoke out on Monday about the deleted scene from the upcoming film involving co-star Olivia Munn and registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel, voicing his support for the actress.

The new statement comes after a weekend in which Munn spoke with reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival about her discovery of Striegel’s past after shooting the scene with him, one which director Shane Black offered to Striegel as a personal friend without telling the cast about his sex offender status.

Also Read: Sterling K Brown Chided for ‘Protect-Your-Neck’ Apology to ‘Predator’ Co-Star Olivia Munn

“I want to start by apologizing for this statement coming late in the current conversation,” read Holbrook’s statement. “I do not take any of what has gone on lightly, and I want to speak from the most honest and genuine place possible. I have stated before, and I will state it again, I am proud of Olivia for the way that she handled a difficult and alarming situation, and I am grateful that Fox took the information seriously and took action swiftly.”

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Munn said that she was surprised that her fellow castmates had not made statements about the incident, and that the co-stars that joined her for the film’s premiere in Toronto had left her alone to discuss the topic. Holbrook also confirmed Munn’s account of an interview she did for the film which Holbrook pulled out of.

“It is true that I pulled out of a small amount of press on Saturday, as this type of social commentary is new to me and given the nature of the originating crime, I felt further discussion could cause unwanted trauma and pain, neither of which I wanted to incite to the anonymous young woman,” Holbook said.

Also Read: Olivia Munn Says She Feels Isolated by ‘Predator’ Cast After Scene Cut

“I now realize that my understanding of the situation was not the full picture and the last thing I want is for Olivia to ever feel abandoned or alone. We are in the midst of a very crucial and important time and it is imperative that we keep listening,” the actor added.

Holbrook is the second “Predator” co-star who has voiced support for Munn, though the first who joined Munn at the Toronto premiere. Sterling K. Brown, who is not at TIFF, put out his own statement of support for Munn this past Saturday, saying that he hoped the actress doesn’t “feel quite so alone” and that she “did the right thing.”

But Munn says that she hasn’t heard from Black regarding his decision to give Striegel the cameo since reporting her findings to Fox last month.

“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 said.

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“The Predator” star Boyd Holbrook spoke out on Monday about the deleted scene from the upcoming film involving co-star Olivia Munn and registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel, voicing his support for the actress.

The new statement comes after a weekend in which Munn spoke with reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival about her discovery of Striegel’s past after shooting the scene with him, one which director Shane Black offered to Striegel as a personal friend without telling the cast about his sex offender status.

“I want to start by apologizing for this statement coming late in the current conversation,” read Holbrook’s statement. “I do not take any of what has gone on lightly, and I want to speak from the most honest and genuine place possible. I have stated before, and I will state it again, I am proud of Olivia for the way that she handled a difficult and alarming situation, and I am grateful that Fox took the information seriously and took action swiftly.”

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Munn said that she was surprised that her fellow castmates had not made statements about the incident, and that the co-stars that joined her for the film’s premiere in Toronto had left her alone to discuss the topic. Holbrook also confirmed Munn’s account of an interview she did for the film which Holbrook pulled out of.

“It is true that I pulled out of a small amount of press on Saturday, as this type of social commentary is new to me and given the nature of the originating crime, I felt further discussion could cause unwanted trauma and pain, neither of which I wanted to incite to the anonymous young woman,” Holbook said.

“I now realize that my understanding of the situation was not the full picture and the last thing I want is for Olivia to ever feel abandoned or alone. We are in the midst of a very crucial and important time and it is imperative that we keep listening,” the actor added.

Holbrook is the second “Predator” co-star who has voiced support for Munn, though the first who joined Munn at the Toronto premiere. Sterling K. Brown, who is not at TIFF, put out his own statement of support for Munn this past Saturday, saying that he hoped the actress doesn’t “feel quite so alone” and that she “did the right thing.”

But Munn says that she hasn’t heard from Black regarding his decision to give Striegel the cameo since reporting her findings to Fox last month.

“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 said.

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‘The Predator’ Film Review: Shane Black Further Dumbs Down This Sci-Fi/Horror Franchise

After more than 20 years and five motion pictures, moviegoers still know very little about the alien species called “Predators.” They’re big, they’re tough, they hunt humans for sport, and that was all most filmmakers needed to crank out butt-kicking sci-fi/horror movies.

But times have changed, audiences love mythology, and now we have “The Predator,” a film that reveals more than we ever knew about these iconic movie villains — and more or less ruins them forever.

“The Predator” stars Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”) as Quinn McKenna, a sniper whose latest mission is interrupted when an unidentified flying object crash-lands into his line of fire. A Predator emerges, kills Quinn’s whole troop, and Quinn escapes with a valuable piece of its technology, which he mails to himself for insurance, just in case the government tries to cover it up. (He also swallows another piece of it, for no other reason than he’ll need to poop that out later for plot purposes.)

Also Read: Olivia Munn Says She Feels Isolated by ‘Predator’ Cast After Scene Cut

Sure enough, a cover-up commences. Dr. Casey Brackett (Olivia Munn) gets called in to analyze the captured, living Predator. Quinn gets institutionalized for seeing aliens. And his mysterious package of alien mystery accidentally winds up in the hands of his young son, Rory (Jacob Tremblay, “Room”), who immediately opens it up and begins unlocking its dangerous contents.

Before too long, the Predator escapes, Quinn goes on the run with Casey and a therapy group filled with soldiers suffering from comic-relief mental illnesses, and they’re all looking for Rory and the missing alien technology. Along they way, they learn more about Predators and almost nothing about themselves.

There is a lot to unpack in “The Predator,” but we have to start somewhere, so let’s start with the movie’s tone. John McTiernan’s original “Predator” was a funny film, but the humor served a purpose. It was about wise-cracking tough guy mercenaries who bragged about their sexual prowess and their capacity for violence. So when a vagina-faced alien showed up and slaughtered them one-by-one, and all that bravado faded away, it had a dramatic impact. “Predator” subverted all the macho expectations of the 1980s.

Also Read: Sterling K Brown Chided for ‘Protect-Your-Neck’ Apology to ‘Predator’ Co-Star Olivia Munn

“The Predator” is also a funny film, but its humor is in service of itself. The quips never stop flying, even at the film’s most serious moments, telling fans of the franchise that director Shane Black (who co-wrote with Fred Dekker) isn’t taking this film seriously. And as we learn over the course of the film why the Predators keep coming back to Earth, why they take trophies, and why one of the Predators has turned rogue, we also see that Black doesn’t take the stories and themes that the previous “Predator” movies explored seriously either. The film’s final scene would be laughable in fan fiction, but now it’s actual canon.

It’s possible that some audiences take the “Predator” movies less seriously than others, and those audiences might find something to enjoy about this new installment. There are lots of jokes, even though they’re only sporadically funny. There are lots of action sequences, even though they’re edited haphazardly and sometimes hard to follow. There are lots of monsters, even though the more we learn about them, the harder it is to care.

Also Read: Fox Cuts ‘Predator’ Scene Featuring Director Shane Black’s Friend, a Registered Sex Offender

But there is also a strange attitude in “The Predator,” one that thinks mental illness is serious enough to be the basis for a movie, but not serious enough to take seriously. Quinn’s therapy group consists of hard-working actors like Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Keanu”), Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”) and Thomas Jane (“1922”), but despite all their talent, and despite appearing in a franchise based on exploring the fragility of the male ego, they’re reduced to comic relief quip machines.

Their suicidal thoughts, their PTSD, even their Tourette syndrome are exploited for superficial humor, until the film finally suggests that they can overcome all their mental-health issues by simply soldiering up and killing some monsters. (Which, again, betrays the original point of the series.)

Meanwhile, young Rory has Asperger’s syndrome, which Black and Dekker treat like a superpower. Rory manages to decode alien languages on the fly and crack extraterrestrial technology by feel. So when “The Predator” isn’t dismissing real-life, complicated psychological conditions as stupid jokes, it’s dismissing real-life, complicated psychological conditions as convenient plot points. And it’s basing the entire movie on those characters, so it’s hard to ignore just how troubling its attitude really is.

And the film’s attitude towards women is troubling as well, and not just in light of the recent controversy. Olivia Munn’s character is mistreated left and right. She’s drugged and wakes up surrounded by strange men, in a scene that’s played for laughs and is the opposite of funny. The movie insists that she needs to lighten up and accept their immaturity, and that’s not funny either. And poor Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), who plays Rory’s mother, gets only one big moment, and it’s when she gives a passionate speech about how the ex-husband she doesn’t like is the true hero the world needs.

Fans of the “Predator” movies were largely disappointed by the first “Alien vs. Predator” movie, which reduced an exhilarating, intelligent monster movie franchise into jokey matinee nonsense, aimed at Saturday morning audiences. Shane Black’s “The Predator” does more of the same. It’s violent and foul-mouthed enough to earn an R-rating, but there’s a big difference between “for mature audiences” and actually being “mature.” This is an insipid, superficial movie in a franchise that mostly avoided those unflattering distinctions in the past.



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After more than 20 years and five motion pictures, moviegoers still know very little about the alien species called “Predators.” They’re big, they’re tough, they hunt humans for sport, and that was all most filmmakers needed to crank out butt-kicking sci-fi/horror movies.

But times have changed, audiences love mythology, and now we have “The Predator,” a film that reveals more than we ever knew about these iconic movie villains — and more or less ruins them forever.

“The Predator” stars Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”) as Quinn McKenna, a sniper whose latest mission is interrupted when an unidentified flying object crash-lands into his line of fire. A Predator emerges, kills Quinn’s whole troop, and Quinn escapes with a valuable piece of its technology, which he mails to himself for insurance, just in case the government tries to cover it up. (He also swallows another piece of it, for no other reason than he’ll need to poop that out later for plot purposes.)

Sure enough, a cover-up commences. Dr. Casey Brackett (Olivia Munn) gets called in to analyze the captured, living Predator. Quinn gets institutionalized for seeing aliens. And his mysterious package of alien mystery accidentally winds up in the hands of his young son, Rory (Jacob Tremblay, “Room”), who immediately opens it up and begins unlocking its dangerous contents.

Before too long, the Predator escapes, Quinn goes on the run with Casey and a therapy group filled with soldiers suffering from comic-relief mental illnesses, and they’re all looking for Rory and the missing alien technology. Along they way, they learn more about Predators and almost nothing about themselves.

There is a lot to unpack in “The Predator,” but we have to start somewhere, so let’s start with the movie’s tone. John McTiernan’s original “Predator” was a funny film, but the humor served a purpose. It was about wise-cracking tough guy mercenaries who bragged about their sexual prowess and their capacity for violence. So when a vagina-faced alien showed up and slaughtered them one-by-one, and all that bravado faded away, it had a dramatic impact. “Predator” subverted all the macho expectations of the 1980s.

“The Predator” is also a funny film, but its humor is in service of itself. The quips never stop flying, even at the film’s most serious moments, telling fans of the franchise that director Shane Black (who co-wrote with Fred Dekker) isn’t taking this film seriously. And as we learn over the course of the film why the Predators keep coming back to Earth, why they take trophies, and why one of the Predators has turned rogue, we also see that Black doesn’t take the stories and themes that the previous “Predator” movies explored seriously either. The film’s final scene would be laughable in fan fiction, but now it’s actual canon.

It’s possible that some audiences take the “Predator” movies less seriously than others, and those audiences might find something to enjoy about this new installment. There are lots of jokes, even though they’re only sporadically funny. There are lots of action sequences, even though they’re edited haphazardly and sometimes hard to follow. There are lots of monsters, even though the more we learn about them, the harder it is to care.

But there is also a strange attitude in “The Predator,” one that thinks mental illness is serious enough to be the basis for a movie, but not serious enough to take seriously. Quinn’s therapy group consists of hard-working actors like Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Keanu”), Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”) and Thomas Jane (“1922”), but despite all their talent, and despite appearing in a franchise based on exploring the fragility of the male ego, they’re reduced to comic relief quip machines.

Their suicidal thoughts, their PTSD, even their Tourette syndrome are exploited for superficial humor, until the film finally suggests that they can overcome all their mental-health issues by simply soldiering up and killing some monsters. (Which, again, betrays the original point of the series.)

Meanwhile, young Rory has Asperger’s syndrome, which Black and Dekker treat like a superpower. Rory manages to decode alien languages on the fly and crack extraterrestrial technology by feel. So when “The Predator” isn’t dismissing real-life, complicated psychological conditions as stupid jokes, it’s dismissing real-life, complicated psychological conditions as convenient plot points. And it’s basing the entire movie on those characters, so it’s hard to ignore just how troubling its attitude really is.

And the film’s attitude towards women is troubling as well, and not just in light of the recent controversy. Olivia Munn’s character is mistreated left and right. She’s drugged and wakes up surrounded by strange men, in a scene that’s played for laughs and is the opposite of funny. The movie insists that she needs to lighten up and accept their immaturity, and that’s not funny either. And poor Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), who plays Rory’s mother, gets only one big moment, and it’s when she gives a passionate speech about how the ex-husband she doesn’t like is the true hero the world needs.

Fans of the “Predator” movies were largely disappointed by the first “Alien vs. Predator” movie, which reduced an exhilarating, intelligent monster movie franchise into jokey matinee nonsense, aimed at Saturday morning audiences. Shane Black’s “The Predator” does more of the same. It’s violent and foul-mouthed enough to earn an R-rating, but there’s a big difference between “for mature audiences” and actually being “mature.” This is an insipid, superficial movie in a franchise that mostly avoided those unflattering distinctions in the past.

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Boyd Holbrook Backs Olivia Munn Amid ‘Predator’ Sex Offender Concerns

Actor Boyd Holbrook has expressed support for castmate Olivia Munn in the controversy over a sex offender cast in their upcoming film, “The Predator.” Fox announced on Sept. 6 that it had deleted a scene from Shane Black’s “The Predator&#82…

Actor Boyd Holbrook has expressed support for castmate Olivia Munn in the controversy over a sex offender cast in their upcoming film, “The Predator.” Fox announced on Sept. 6 that it had deleted a scene from Shane Black’s “The Predator” after discovering it featured a registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel in a scene opposite Munn. Holbrook […]

Sterling K. Brown Apologizes to Olivia Munn for Not Speaking Out About ‘The Predator’ Controversy Sooner

“I so appreciate that you ‘didn’t leave well enough alone,'” he wrote on Twitter.

Olivia Munn has spoken extensively about Shane Black’s decision to hire — and, following outcry, cut the scene of — a registered sex offender for a scene in “The Predator.” She hasn’t felt the same level of support from her castmates, however, prompting one of them to speak up: “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown, who took to Twitter to apologize and add his voice to hers.

Black has since apologized, and the actor’s scene — in which he played a man attempting to hit on Munn’s character — will not be included when “The Predator” arrives in theaters this week.

Sterling K Brown Chided for ‘Protect-Your-Neck’ Apology to ‘Predator’ Co-Star Olivia Munn

Sterling K. Brown is receiving online backlash after publicly addressing his “Predator” co-star Olivia Munn after she voiced discomfort over the fact that a registered sex offender worked on the film and later said she felt isolated from the cast of the film for taking action.

Brown shared his thoughts in a string of tweets, and the part of his commentary that is drawing the most ire is a part where he appeared neutral in regards to Steven Wilder Striegel, a friend of “Predator” director Shane Black who served prison time and is a registered sex offender.

“What is and isn’t forgivable? That’s gonna [sic] very from individual to individual,” Brown tweeted on Saturday.

On detractor chimed in: “Sexual Abuse [sic] of a minor is up for debate regarding forgiveness?”

Munn spoke out in an interview with Vanity Fair about feeling isolated by her male castmates after she filmed a scene, unknowingly, with Striegel. The scene has since been removed from the film.

Munn said that during interviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, she was left to talk to reporters about the scene alone, and that when it was brought up one time, one of her co-stars walked out of the interview.

Brown took to Twitter, saying, “I’m sorry you’re feeling so isolated, my dear,” adding that he wasn’t at the festival and “didn’t have an opportunity” to be there with Munn.

“What I take issue with, (& I believe Shane addressed this in his apology), is that we all have the right to know who we’re working with! And when someone has been convicted of a crime of a sexual nature involving a child, we have the right to say that’s not okay!”

That’s gonna vary from individual to individual. You and @BonafideBlack may differ when it comes to that issue. I don’t have all the details regarding his friend’s crime, but I know it involves a minor, and he spent time in jail. With regards to forgiveness, I leave that to…

— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) September 9, 2018

Our studio was not given that opportunity, and neither was our cast. Especially @oliviamunn who was the only member of the principal cast who had to work with him. I so appreciate that you “didn’t leave well enough alone,” & again, I’m sorry you feel isolated in taking action.

— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) September 9, 2018

Thank you to @20thcenturyfox for taking quick action in deleting the scene. @oliviamunn I hope you don’t feel quite so alone. You did the right thing. ????

— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) September 9, 2018

Though Brown spoke in praise of Munn, many commenters took issue with the language used to describe Striegel’s sex offender status and the actions of director Shane Black, who cast Striegel in the film.

“I don’t have all the details regarding his [Black’s] friend’s crime, but I know it involves a minor, and he spent time in jail. With regards to forgiveness, I leave that to the individual,” Brown wrote.

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One user responded to Brown, writing, “Sterling you know good & well this is some defensive, protect-your-neck-AF bull.” The majority of the comments appeared to voice a similar dissatisfaction:

Sexual Abuse of a minor is up for debate regarding forgiveness?

— V. Complex @ TIFF (@ValerieComplex) September 9, 2018

Sterling you know good & well this is some defensive, protect-your-neck-AF bull. I’m a fan but damn, you’re really trying to mitigate the situation with “forgiveness”? B, you know if it was your child, you wouldn’t think twice. Stop playing the game & be real. “Not alone”, smdh.

— Childish Landino (@MannonFire01) September 9, 2018

Sir. I love you. But delete this. If this man had tried to lure one of your sons, you wouldn’t be asking this question. Olivia did the right thing and all of you male co-stars need to stand up for her RIGHT NOW.

— Under His Eye Heaux (@kelleent) September 9, 2018

Would forgiveness be the wave if this predators actions had affected you directly or your hypothetical children? Probably not.

There should be a stronger denoucement. Particularly for @BonafideBlack because not only did he put the cast in a very ugly position to begin with…

— Clarkisha Kent: Bisexual Woman of Diversity (@IWriteAllDay_) September 9, 2018

Last week, The Los Angeles Times reported that Black had cast Striegel, his friend, in a short, three-page dialogue between him and Munn where his character, a jogger, repeatedly hits on Munn’s character Though Black knew of his friend’s sex offender status, the studio, Fox, did not, and Munn said Black failed to inform the cast as well.

It was only after shooting wrapped that Munn discovered Striegel had pleaded guilty to two charges in 2010 after being accused of sexually propositioning a teenager by email. She notified Fox and the scene was deleted.

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Sterling K. Brown is receiving online backlash after publicly addressing his “Predator” co-star Olivia Munn after she voiced discomfort over the fact that a registered sex offender worked on the film and later said she felt isolated from the cast of the film for taking action.

Brown shared his thoughts in a string of tweets, and the part of his commentary that is drawing the most ire is a part where he appeared neutral in regards to Steven Wilder Striegel, a friend of “Predator” director Shane Black who served prison time and is a registered sex offender.

“What is and isn’t forgivable? That’s gonna [sic] very from individual to individual,” Brown tweeted on Saturday.

On detractor chimed in: “Sexual Abuse [sic] of a minor is up for debate regarding forgiveness?”

Munn spoke out in an interview with Vanity Fair about feeling isolated by her male castmates after she filmed a scene, unknowingly, with Striegel. The scene has since been removed from the film.

Munn said that during interviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, she was left to talk to reporters about the scene alone, and that when it was brought up one time, one of her co-stars walked out of the interview.

Brown took to Twitter, saying, “I’m sorry you’re feeling so isolated, my dear,” adding that he wasn’t at the festival and “didn’t have an opportunity” to be there with Munn.

“What I take issue with, (& I believe Shane addressed this in his apology), is that we all have the right to know who we’re working with! And when someone has been convicted of a crime of a sexual nature involving a child, we have the right to say that’s not okay!”

Though Brown spoke in praise of Munn, many commenters took issue with the language used to describe Striegel’s sex offender status and the actions of director Shane Black, who cast Striegel in the film.

“I don’t have all the details regarding his [Black’s] friend’s crime, but I know it involves a minor, and he spent time in jail. With regards to forgiveness, I leave that to the individual,” Brown wrote.

One user responded to Brown, writing, “Sterling you know good & well this is some defensive, protect-your-neck-AF bull.” The majority of the comments appeared to voice a similar dissatisfaction:

Last week, The Los Angeles Times reported that Black had cast Striegel, his friend, in a short, three-page dialogue between him and Munn where his character, a jogger, repeatedly hits on Munn’s character Though Black knew of his friend’s sex offender status, the studio, Fox, did not, and Munn said Black failed to inform the cast as well.

It was only after shooting wrapped that Munn discovered Striegel had pleaded guilty to two charges in 2010 after being accused of sexually propositioning a teenager by email. She notified Fox and the scene was deleted.

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Olivia Munn hasn’t heard from Shane Black since getting sex offender cut from The Predator

A few days ago, Fox announced that it was cutting a scene from Shane Black’s The Predator after Olivia Munn informed the studio that the man she shared the scene with is a registered sex offender. The actor was identified as Steven Wilder Striegel, and…

A few days ago, Fox announced that it was cutting a scene from Shane Black’s The Predator after Olivia Munn informed the studio that the man she shared the scene with is a registered sex offender. The actor was identified as Steven Wilder Striegel, and he had pleaded guilty in 2010 to various charges related to trying…

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Sterling K. Brown Supports Olivia Munn On ‘Predator’ Sex Offender Complaints

This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown has added his sympathy and voice to Olivia Munn’s outcry at having to work with a registered sex offender on 20th Century Fox’s The Predator.
Brown tweeted in response to Munn’s statements that she wa…

This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown has added his sympathy and voice to Olivia Munn’s outcry at having to work with a registered sex offender on 20th Century Fox’s The Predator. Brown tweeted in response to Munn’s statements that she was isolated after complaining about working with Steven Wilder Striegel, who shared a scene in The Predator with her. Striegel previously served six months in jail in 2010 after pleading guilty to risk of injury to a child and enticing a minor…