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Olivia Munn vows to continue supporting #MeToo movement

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Actress Olivia Munn says she will continue to speak up for the #MeToo movement even if it comes at the cost of her career.

The actress, 38, made the statement in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine. She also called for a change in Hollywood to abolish the 'unfair stigma' surrounding women, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Her comments come after she fought to have her former co-star Steven Wilder Striegel -- a registered sex offender -- removed from "The Predator" and spoke out about disgraced director Brett Ratner, accusing him of sexual harassment.

"I'm not for sale... if speaking up costs me my career, I don't want it anyway," she said.

The #MeToo movement has garnered much attention since last year, after Hollywood director Harvey Weinstein was faced with multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Many of Hollywood's leading ladies have come forward, recalling their own experience with sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace.

Munn has been vocal in her crusade to speak out against the unequal power at play in the movie industry.

"I remember where I was when I heard that people were getting outraged about Weinstein and I thought, 'People care? They didn't used to care, nobody cared."

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First Published: Mon, October 29 2018. 17:16 IST
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