Paige Carnes, girl in the center of & # 039; The Predator & # 039; case of sex offender speaks, thanks Olivia Munn

<pre><pre>Paige Carnes, girl in the center of & # 039; The Predator & # 039; case of sex offender speaks, thanks Olivia Munn

Striegel, 48, pleaded guilty in 2010 to attempting to form an online sexual relationship with a 14-year-old relative.

The 14-year-old girl at the center of Steven Wilder Striegel's sex crimes conviction identified herself and thanked actress Olivia Munn for taking a stand on her behalf.

Striegel, 48, pleaded guilty in 2010 to attempting to form an online sexual relationship with a 14-year-old relative.

He was cast in The Predator by his friend, director Shane Black, who did not reveal his sex offender status to the rest of the cast.

The movie's star, Olivia Munn, was alerted to her conviction after filming a scene with him and made headlines by demanding that he be removed and making sure everyone else knew what he had done.

The woman, who is now 24 years old, told The Times in a statement that her name was Paige Carnes and that she was "eternally grateful for the action of Olivia Munn."

& # 39; She spoke for me. She took a stand for me. In turn, represented all those who have suffered like me, "wrote Carnes.

"To be recognized by a stranger, on a public platform on this subject is incredibly empowering." The positive response from social media to Olivia Munn is encouraging and seems incredibly supportive.

It was not until after Munn filmed the scene with Steven Wilder Striegel that he knew he had served six months in prison for luring a 14-year-old girl into an online sexual relationship.

It was not until after Munn filmed the scene with Steven Wilder Striegel that he knew he had served six months in prison for luring a 14-year-old girl into an online sexual relationship.

Munn shared Meat's statement on social media, using Instagram to send his own answer

Munn shared Meat's statement on social media, using Instagram to send his own answer

It was not until after Munn filmed the scene with Steven Wilder Striegel that he knew he had served six months in prison for luring a 14-year-old girl into an online sexual relationship.

Carnes included a message for other victims of sexual assault, telling them: "their abuse does not define them," and encouraged them to "overcome the victim's label and claim their identity."

"I'm not ashamed of what they did to me, I'm not the one who needs to bear that shame," he wrote.

"My name is Paige Carnes, former Jane Doe."

Munn shared Meat's statement on social media, using Instagram to send his own response.

"Dear Paige," he wrote.

"Her bravery and strength in coming out of Jane Doe's title and claiming her identity is incredibly impressive.

"Without a doubt, by taking a step forward today with such eloquence, it has inspired so many other survivors.

& # 39; Thank you for your courage and courage & # 39;

Munn said he was "frozen" by his castmates after exposing Striegel as a convicted sex offender, and ordering his scene with him to be removed from the movie.

The Predator stars (from left to right) Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Trevante Rhodes. Munn said that she was freezing a lot of the cast after exposing Striegel

The Predator stars (from left to right) Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Trevante Rhodes. Munn said that she was freezing a lot of the cast after exposing Striegel

The Predator stars (from left to right) Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Trevante Rhodes. Munn said that she was freezing a lot of the cast after exposing Striegel

He told The Ellen Show that he thought his castmates would want to receive a notice, since it was only a matter of time before the public discovered him, but he was confused by the response he received.

"I was punished the next day by people in the study for telling him, and why do not I just keep it quiet? It's going to be fine, it's eliminated, what's the problem?" She explained.

& # 39; Nobody spoke to me. No one approached that day, "the actress told Ellen, who plays Casey Bracket in the sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger's classic 1987 film.

"At first I thought maybe it was just because they did not know what to say, they wanted to say it out of the way, but in private I felt cold."

Director Shane Black apologized on Wednesday at the Hollywood premiere of the movie and told The Associated Press that his decision to hire Steven Wilder Striegel was "irresponsible" and came about because he did not properly investigate the actor, who is also friend of Black.

Striegel (right) is a long-time friend of Predator director Shane Black (left). Black said he was tricked by his long-term friend about the details of his conviction

Striegel (right) is a long-time friend of Predator director Shane Black (left). Black said he was tricked by his long-term friend about the details of his conviction

Striegel (right) is a long-time friend of Predator director Shane Black (left). Black said he was tricked by his long-term friend about the details of his conviction

"I made a judgment mistake that is irresponsible," he told AP. "I'm not just a kid who can say" we're making movies in college, put your friend in the movie. "

Black appeared torn as he apologized for his hiring mistake, and, although he did not name Munn, he made a point of acknowledging that the people in his cast had been wounded as a result.

"This is an adult decision with real responsibilities and I did not investigate anyone," he said.

"It does not matter that I was surprised by these emails or that I misrepresented my friends and I … it does not matter.

"I was the captain of that ship, it's my job to make sure those things do not happen, and I failed." And I caused pain to the people in the cast.

That's unacceptable, I assume full responsibility. I'm really sorry. I think a lot about this, I hope to learn from this.

"This movie, which could have been these beautiful people on a beautiful night, with just this, has been eclipsed in some way by a stupid decision I made."

COMPLETE DECLARATION OF PAIGE CARNES ON THE PREDATOR SCANDAL OF THE SEXUAL OFFENDER

My purpose in making this statement is to claim my identity.

Sexual abuse makes people feel uncomfortable. I should make you feel uncomfortable. This discomfort is nothing compared to the psychological and physical suffering of those who have faced it.

I could not speak on my own when I was 14 years old. The consequences of this abuse are deep and permanent for some. When abuse occurs with a child, it is even more difficult to overcome. You lose trust in all those around you, and mainly in you. Your abuse does not define you. With the support of others and strength from within, you can overcome the victim's label and claim your identity.

Support can come in many forms. Sometimes it is enough for a person to defend their rights, recognizing their worth as a human being. I am extremely fortunate to have a Father and a Mother who love me unconditionally. My Father has supported me in my healing and growth in ways I can not thank him enough for.

I am also eternally grateful for the action of Olivia Munn. She spoke for me. She took a stand for me. In turn, represented all those who have suffered like me. To be recognized by a stranger, in a public platform on this subject is incredibly empowering. The positive response of social networks towards Olivia Munn is encouraging and I find it incredibly supportive.

I'm not ashamed of what they did to me. I'm not the one who needs to carry that shame. My name is Paige Carnes, former Jane Doe.

I hope that anyone who has suffered like me has regained his voice and humanity.

Source: LA Times

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