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Olivia Munn Says Proof Is Important If You're Going to Accuse the President of Sexual Assault

Olivia Munn Says Proof Is Important If You're Going to Accuse the President of Sexual Assault

Olivia Munn poses for photos outside of The View‘s studio on Monday morning (June 24) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actress was on the show to promote her new series The Rook. Olivia has been a supporter of the #MeToo movement and she opened up about writer E. Jean Carroll‘s recent sexual assault accusation against President Trump.

While Olivia believes victims of sexual assault, she said proof is also important when making an accusation.

“I understand how hard things are when you have to prosecute,” Olivia said about Carroll‘s allegation. “But at this point when you are going to call out the president of the United States, you have to follow through.”

“If you are going to come out and publicly say that, then you will have to have some of that evidence that should be able to stand up in a court of law,” she added. “The system of the #MeToo movement is made so that people [can] be held accountable, and it’s not about just anybody using… because they want to or because they want to exact revenge, and we need to ask people for proof, and that’s the biggest thing is we need proof.”

FYI: Olivia is wearing an A.L.C. top and pants with Sam Edelman shoes.

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  • Sansa Squad

    Yet again, this woman runs her mouth on something as if she’s an authority and shows us all she’s not only ignorant, but insufferably glib. You can’t call yourself a supporter of the #MeToo movement then turn around and reject someone’s sexual assault experience because of a supposed lack of proof, when the movement itself was created so that survivors were seen and heard (and, most importantly, the focus of the conversation, as opposed to their attackers). She claims to understand “how hard things are when you have to prosecute” yet doesn’t seem to comprehend the most fundamental component of that difficulty: “proving” sexual violence occurred is often impossible, and the burden of proof is one of the things that discourages *most* victims from reporting at all. She also doesn’t seem to care that people close to E. Jean Carroll have come forward to confirm that she told them about it after it happened (maybe not “proof,” per se, but it certainly strengthens/supports her claims). I don’t expect thoughtful, nuanced conversations on anything from Olivia at this point, let alone the ladies of The View, but this is ridiculous.

  • MyName

    She, just as you and everyone else, is giving her opinion. Sexual assault cases are often he said and she said because most people haven’t walked around wearing body cams. There have been prosecutions which come down to which side is believed to be more credible. There though has to be something more than just an allegation. Anyone could be accused for whatever reasons.