WEEK IN WOMEN: Munn Opposes Casting Sex Offender in PREDATOR Reboot — Brandy McDonnell reports

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Olivia Munn has again weathered the storm of speaking out against sexual misconduct.

It’s been a whirlwind week or so for the actor after she went public about her choice to speak out when she learned that actor Steven Wilder Striegel, cast in a small role on her new film “The Predator,” is a registered sex offender.

“I found out through an acquaintance who wanted to know if I knew, and I didn’t know them well enough to know if they would say something or not. But I figured in that moment they weren’t calling me just to kind of give me the heads-up,” Munn told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on The Ellen Show.

Striegel, whose only scene in the reboot was an appearance as a jogger who hits on Munn’s character, is a longtime friend of “The Predator” director Shane Black. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.