Actors Sterling K. Brown and Keegan-Michael Key responded to accusations by their The Predator co-star Olivia Munn that the cast abandoned her.

Olivia Munn made the accusations against the rest of the cast after she blew the whistle to 20th Century Fox, the studio behind The Predator, and outed convicted sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel. Once the studio became aware of the situation they deleted all scenes that Striegel was part of.

Munn took to Twitter to express how she won’t put the film first especially if a “child has been hurt.”

She went on to explain why she is still doing press for the film, but also noted that she got the feeling that some folks didn’t want her at the premiere for the film. She doesn’t refer to who they are.

She would elaborate on her situation in a sit down interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR):

Munn explained “I do feel I’ve been treated by some people as if I’m the one who went to jail or I’m the one who put this guy on our set.”

She would add, “It’s a very lonely feeling to be sitting here by myself when I should be sitting here with the rest of the cast.”

Fellow co-star Sterling K. Brown responded to Munn’s interview with THR.

Keegan Michael-Key issued his own response through his publicist in USA Today:

“Keegan reached out to Olivia privately last week to let her know how proud he was of her and echoed that sentiment in many interviews since then.”

While Key and Brown issued statements, The Predator director Shane Black has not responded to Munn’s most recent accusation of abandonment.

In fact, Munn seems to specifically call out Black for his decision-making in bring Striegel on board the film.

Black knew Striegel was a sex offender, but decided to hire him anyways. He noted, “I personally chose to help a friend. I can understand others might disapprove, as his conviction was on a sensitive charge and not to be taken lightly.” He would add Striegel was “caught up in a bad sitaution versus something lecherous.”

However, Black would issue a statement after the revelations in Striegel’s affidavit.

Having read this morning’s news reports, it has sadly become clear to me that I was misled by a friend I really wanted to believe was telling me the truth when he described the circumstances of his conviction. I believe strongly in giving people second chances — but sometimes you discover that chance is not as warranted as you may have hoped.

He continued:

“After learning more about the affidavit, transcripts and additional details surrounding Steve Striegel’s sentence, I am deeply disappointed in myself. I apologize to all of those, past and present, I’ve let down by having Steve around them without giving them a voice in the decision.”

The Predator hits theaters on September 14, 2018.

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