The actor threatened to "break somebody's back" if they bother his daughter in the midst of the sexual misconduct controversy rippling through the movie industry.
Olivia has forged a stellar career in Hollywood so far starring in Lee Daniels' 2013 movie "The Butler" and three episodes of "Mr Robot", for which her performance was critically-acclaimed.
"I will break somebody's back if they mess around with my daughter. Let that be the message to put out there. Their back will be broken," Washington told i newspaper.
The actor, however, feels the industry has become a safer place for women following the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal last year.
"I think there are just more rules in place. Time will tell on this one but it's good right now.
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