"I made an error - a judgment that is irresponsible", he said on the red carpet. He also explained his decision to cancel "a small amount of press" for the film, noting "this type of social commentary is new to me and given the nature of the originating crime, I felt further discussion could cause unwanted trauma and pain". That's unacceptable. I take full responsibility. "It's a very lonely feeling to be sitting here by myself when I should be sitting here with the rest of the cast".
When the story first broke, Black said that he was just "helping a friend", which he later amended to say that he was misled by said friend about the severity of the charges.
After the Hollywood Reporter interview was published, Munn's Predator costar Sterling K. Brown gave a statement supporting her on Twitter, and Keegan-Michael Key's representative gave a statement to the Hollywood Reporter saying Key had reached out to Munn privately to support her the week before.
The movie's star, Olivia Munn, was alerted to his conviction after filming a scene with him and made headlines for demanding it be deleted and ensuring everyone else knew what he had done. Wouldn't facing the issue head on, in a straightforward and contrite manner, have had a better outcome for all involved? "If the fans and public keep expressing that they won't go support people who are abusers or organizations or companies that support that, then that will make them change". On September 6th, The Los Angeles Times reported that the studio cut a scene featuring Olivia Munn and Steven Wilder Striegel, a longtime friend of Black. She spoke up for me.
She was taken aback by a pre-screening standing ovation for Black by some co-stars she knew were aware of the director's casting decisions. The actress said her mom declared "who cares about Hollywood" and proposed that they buy a house in Costa Rica, build a smoothie bar on the beach and rent out "boog boards".
It's been wild to follow this scandal, as it has quickly become an apt metaphor for the #MeToo Movement: high profile men and major studios trying to silence and punish a woman for speaking the truth.
Black, clearly upset about the reach of the scandal, said, "It really bothers me that this movie, which could have been these lovely people on a attractive night with only this, has been overshadowed in some ways by a stupid decision that I made".
"My goal in making this statement is to reclaim my identity", Carnes begins. In a statement, Carnes said she wanted to come forward publicly to reclaim her identity. It should make you uncomfortable. The consequences of this abuse are profound and permanent for some.
Carnes included a message for other victims of sexual assault, telling them: "your abuse does not define you", and encouraged them to "overcome the label of victim and reclaim your identity". "The positive feedback from social media towards Olivia Munn is uplifting and feels incredibly supportive for me personally". You lose trust in everyone around you, and mainly yourself.
Support can come in many forms.
Carnes thanked her parents for their support through the journey, saying, "I am extremely fortunate to have a Father and Mother that love me unconditionally". My Father has supported me in my healing and growth in ways I can not thank him enough for. "Without the support from online, I would have just still been one voice".