While on “The View”, Olivia Munn weighed in on the latest sexual assault allegations made against President Donald Trump.
E. Jean Carroll alleges that 23 years ago Trump assaulted her when in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman while she was employed there. Trump has denied the claims.
Munn explained that when an assault story appears in a newspaper, they are put through a “vetting” process. The paper would ask for proof that the incident occurred and lawyers would have looked at the case. Those speaking out, she said, would have been thoroughly questioned.
“I understand how hard things are when you have to prosecute,” Munn added of Carroll’s allegations. “But at this point when you are going to call out the president of the United States, you have to follow through.”
The actress added, “If you are going to come out and publicly say that, then you will have to have some of that evidence that should be able to stand up in a court of law. The system of the #MeToo movement is made so that people [can] be held accountable, and it’s not about just anybody using… because they want to or because they want to exact revenge, and we need to ask people for proof, and that’s the biggest thing is, we need proof.”
Co-host Joy Behar pointed out that “it’s hard” to get proof.
Before Munn joined the table, Meghan McCain said that Carroll should take up Bill de Blasio on his offer to open an investigation.
“If someone is speaking out, I believe you, and I also want to see evidence that supports it. That’s just important,” Munn said in agreement with McCain.
Munn was one of the six women to accuse “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct.
“I think the biggest note that has changed since the #MeToo movement has started is that for the first time, there is an entire group of people – usually white men – who have to be aware of their existence,” Munn added.
“You ask any minority, LGBTQ member or woman how often we’re aware of our existence – every day. When I look in the mirror, I see an Asian-American woman. That’s what I see. When I go into a meeting, and I’m talking, I have to think about three different ways before I say it or how are they going to accept this or take this.”