Olivia Munn Opens Up About Brett Ratner Allegations & the #MeToo Movement
Olivia Munn is on the cover of Rogue‘s Issue N°9, which is available for pre-order now.
Here’s what the 37-year-old Six actress had to say…
On coming forward with sexual misconduct allegations against director Brett Ratner: “Initially, I didn’t publicly call [Brett] out. I wrote a book where I discussed him anonymously. A year later, he named himself and went on to lie about me. A few days after that, he was on the Howard Stern show publicly apologizing for lying, saying he was sorry. Yet, two years after that moment, he gets a $ 450 million dollar licensing deal with Warner Brothers.”
On taking a stand: “Where is the line? If you don’t draw a line in the sand and say, ‘I’m not gonna work with these people,’ then it’s going to continue. Those who are in power, the movie heads, the executives—why are you working with these people? I’m not saying that people can’t come back from their mistakes, but why is it that when certain people mess up, there’s a formula for redemption? They say they’re sorry, hide away for a little bit, come back, work with the very people they hurt, then resume their position in power, when the rest of us have to fall to the back of the line and work our way back up.”
On the #MeToo movement and coming forward: “One thing that’s important is that we continue to use social media to support people who speak out and show their outrage at abusers. There’s this societal stigma when it comes to [reporting] sexual harassment. Women are seen as liars, men as victims. The truth is that it just doesn’t work that way. To come forward is difficult.”
For more from Olivia, visit TheRogueMag.com.
Thanks to: Just Jared