The Predator director Shane Black takes 'full responsibility' for painful, controversial casting

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"I do feel like I've been treated by some people as if I'm the one who went to jail or I'm the one who put this guy onto our set", Munn told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Saturday. "With support from others and strength from within, you can overcome the label of victim and reclaim your identity". "I have no shame for what was done to me", she continued. "I got chastised the next day by people in the studio for telling them, and why am I not just keeping it quiet".

Munn revealed Streigel's past was something she was unaware of prior to signing on, and when she learnt the truth she brought it to the attention of the studio 20th Century Fox - who then cut the scene from the movie. "I am very deeply sorry ... because it really bothers me that this movie that could have been these lovely people on a lovely night but for only this, has been overshadowed in some ways by a stupid decision I made".

"I failed, I did cause pain to people in the cast, that's unacceptable, I take full responsibility", he added.

Last week, reports surfaced that actor Steven Wilder Striegel pleaded guilty in 2010 for trying to entice a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship. "It happened about 10 years ago, he's 38 years old and went after a 14-year-old female relative and when I found that out, I did call Fox and I said, 'We have to delete this scene, ' and they did, thankfully", Munn said on the talk show. I am not the one who needs to carry that shame.

'To be acknowledged by a stranger, on a public platform about this issue is incredibly empowering. "I can understand others might disapprove, as his conviction was on a sensitive charge and not to be taken lately".

You can read her entire statement below. Paige Carnes, 24, who was 14 and known only as "Jane Doe" during the case in which Wilder was convicted, contacted the Los Angeles Times to reclaim her identity. "My name is Paige Carnes, former Jane Doe", she concludes. "The positive feedback from social media towards Olivia Munn is uplifting and feels incredibly supportive for me personally".

When asked about how difficult it's been to deal with this incident with the rest of the cast and Shane Black, Munn does not mince her words, saying, "I don't know why this has to be such a hard fight". Sometimes all it takes is one person speaking up for you, acknowledging your worth as a human being.

Director Shane Black, who skipped the premiere's arrivals line and left the theatre before the film's closing credits at TIFF last weekend, now says he takes full responsibility and is sorry for his hiring decision. "My Father has supported me in my healing and growth in ways I can not thank him enough for", Carnes says. In turn she stood for all who have suffered like I have.

"I have no shame for what was done to me".

I hope anyone who has suffered like I have regains their voice and their humanity.