Olivia Munn is not convinced Hollywood companies will take real action against sexual abusers in the industry.
As far as the actress is concerned, studio executives are only worried about their business. “If you ask me, now, do I feel good? Do I feel like I have justice? No,” she said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “I’m thankful that we’re in this moment where our voices actually matter. But I don’t feel like there’s actually an awakening of consciousness in Hollywood.”
“There’s an understanding that there will be backlash in the marketplace and to their bottom line if they don’t make these big announcements,” Munn continued. “They aren’t woke; they’re scared.”
The “X-Men: Apocalypse” actress was one of seven women who, in November, accused director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and assault. Munn, 37, does not believe he has truly been punished.
In light of the allegations, Warner Bros. announced they would not renew their production contract with the director, but Ratner is still in business with the studio in other capacities.
“I want Warner Bros. to sever all ties and relationships with Brett Ratner,” Munn demanded.
Munn wants to break the rhythm of how alleged abusers deal with damage to their reputation: “There seems to be a formula for redemption: apologize, put your head down, remove yourself from the public eye, come back up after enough time has passed, align yourself with the people that you’ve wronged and then resume your place back in line exactly where you were kicked out.”
The actress is uncertain if the recent attention on sexual harassment against women will spark a lasting change.
“The incredibly gross people will be thrown into the fire in the hopes that the masses will quiet down,” Munn explained. “But what they’re doing is pruning the tree — cutting off the wilder vines. And the disease still remains in the tree.”