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'Predator' actor Boyd Holbrook supports Olivia Munn amid sex offender concerns

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Boyd Holbrook, the in Shane Black's reimagining of the "Predator" franchise, has supported in the controversy over a cast in their upcoming

According to the Hollywood Reporter, issued a statement Monday apologising for not responding earlier and said he was "proud" of for taking the stand.

"I want to start by apologizing for this statement coming late in the current conversation. I do not take any of what has gone on lightly, and I want to speak from the most honest and genuine place possible.

"I have stated before, and I will state it again, I am proud of Olivia for the way that she handled a difficult and alarming situation, and I am grateful that Fox took the information seriously and took action swiftly," said.

Fox removed the scene after told the studio on last month about being a registered She later said the studio initially did not return her call for two days after she reported

Munn also expressed dismay that she was feeling isolated by the fact that her castmates did not come forward to support her at the Toronto International Festival (TIFF) prompting Sterling K Brown to issue a statement of support on September 8 saying, "I hope you don't feel quite so alone. You did the right thing."

said he did not attend the TIFF event out of concern for the victim.

"It is true that I pulled out of a small amount of press on Saturday, as 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, neither of which I wanted to incite to the anonymous young woman.

"I now realise that my understanding of the situation was not the full picture and the last thing I want is for Olivia to ever feel abandoned or alone. We are in the midst of a very crucial and important time, and it is imperative that we keep listening," he said.

In 2010, pleaded guilty to allegations that he tried to lure a 14-year-old girl into a He served six months in jail.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 10:10 IST