Olivia Munn is speaking out following her own allegations of sexual assault towards disgraced Hollywood director Brett Ratner.
Speaking with ET Canada after announcing the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees on Wednesday, the 37-year-old actress reveals the support she has received for sharing her story, while explaining what people can do to create positive change.
“There’s been such an overwhelming support from the world, from other actresses, from just everyone,” says Munn. “I know, it’s a scary thing to come forward. The day before it comes out, there’s all these legal, threatening calls – all day long.”
Addressing her first allegations against Ratner in 2011, which have yet again come to light, Munn says, “I don’t know why our voices didn’t matter before and I don’t really care about the past. I’m just so grateful that today it’s different.”
She adds, “It’s really important that people understand that it’s not just a female issue, it’s an abusive power issue. It just so happens that women are usually in that vulnerable position to be abused by men who are in a position of power.”
“With these men who are in power, who are abusing their power and hurting people, it makes it so the good guys can’t get to those spots either,” Munn explains. “So the faster we eradicate these guys and the more firm we are […] the better it will be for everybody.”