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Olivia Munn Defends Aaron Sorkin's Campus Rape Plotline on 'The Newsroom'

Olivia Munn is defending The Newsroom writer Aaron Sorkin for his portrayal of a controversial storyline on the show involving a campus rape accusation.

The 34-year-old actress plays Sloan Sabbith on the show, who is in a relationship with producer Don Keefer (Thomas Sadoski). Don is assigned to speak with an alleged campus rape victim, who set up a website where victims can tell their story publicly and anonymously. Don does not agree with the use of the site, saying that it could lead to victimizing innocent males.

“It should have been more poignant and more interesting, and not about her,” Olivia told EW about writer Alena Smith, who publicly criticized the episode. “The reality is that Sorkin writes things so that they can be talked about, and so we show both sides of it. I think it was important to show what it’s like for women to be a rape victim, want to speak out, and then have somebody come in and say, ‘Hey don’t do that. That’s going to be bad for you.”

Sorkin wasn’t saying ‘Don’t do that,’” Olivia said. “He was saying ‘This is what happens.’”

In case you missed it, read the lengthy statement Aaron released about his side of the portrayal of The Newsroom campus rape plotline.

'The Newsroom' Final Season Trailer Focuses On Boston Marathon Bombings (Video)

Check out the final third season trailer for Olivia Munn‘s HBO show The Newsroom, which returns on Sunday, November 9!

“It’s all been leading up to this. Watch a trailer for the final episodes of #TheNewsroom,” the 34-year-old actress tweeted about the trailer.

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The final trailer, which features Dev Patel, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, and Jane Fonda, centers on Boston Marathon bombings and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Dev Patel: 'Newsroom' Recap Video - Watch Now!

Dev Patel gives onlookers a thumbs up as he leaves the Sunset Marquis hotel on Monday (July 1) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 23-year-old actor was all smiles as he was joined by a few buddies for their night out together.

A recap video to prep for the upcoming second season of HBO’s The Newsroom was just released by the hit station. It features all the characters’ journeys as commented on by Newsroom favorites including writer Aaron Sorkin. Check it out below!

Be sure to catch The Newsroom when it premieres its second season on July 14.

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Olivia Munn & Dev Patel: 'The Newsroom' Filming!

Olivia Munn and Dev Patel stroll to their location on the set of The Newsroom on Wednesday (April 24) in New York City.

The 32-year-old actress and 23-year-old actor filmed scenes sitting at outdoor tables, eating food together.

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“Best moment of the night was meeting Gabby Giffords. Second best was when her husband Mark Kelly came up to say hi. #Awestruck #Heroes” Olivia tweeted about her time at the Time 100 gala.

10+ pictures inside of Olivia Munn and Dev Patel filming The NewsroomMore Here! »

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Olivia Munn & Dev Patel: PaleyFest with 'Newsroom' Cast!

Olivia Munn is hot white while arriving at the 2013 PaleyFest Panel for her show The Newsroom at the Saban Theatre on Sunday (March 3) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 32-year-old actress was joined by her Newsroom co-stars Dev Patel, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., and creator Aaron Sorkin.

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Olivia recently chatted with Vanity Fair about the most difficult thing in the entertainment industry.

“Scrutiny over things that shouldn’t matter. Good news is you eventually learn to laugh it off or just stay inside,” Olivia shared.

FYI: Olivia is wearing a J. Mendel dress, Manolo Blahnik shoes, Vince Camuto bag, and Tivon jewels. Emily is wearing a Preen dress, Casadei shoes, Edie Parker bag, Joan Hornig cuff, and Graziela earrings.

25+ pictures inside of Olivia Munn and Dev Patel attending PaleyFest… More Here! »

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