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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:41 AM

Jane Doe at center of 'The Predator' sex offender case speaks out

One week after the Los Angeles Times reported that 20th Century Fox had deleted a scene featuring Steven Wilder Striegel from "The Predator" after learning that he is a registered sex offender, the 14-year-old girl involved in the case is speaking out.

Paige Carnes, now 24, contacted The Times on Wednesday, identifying herself as the girl referred to in court documents relating to Striegel's case. (She provided legal documents proving her identity.) In 2010, Striegel pleaded guilty to two felonies — risk of injury to a child and enticing a minor by computer — for which he served six months in jail.

Last month, actress Olivia Munn, who acted in a scene with Striegel in "The Predator," learned of the actor's background and alerted Fox. The studio said it was not aware of Striegel's criminal history when he was hired, but director Shane Black — who has been friends with Striegel for 14 years — said he knew about the charges and "personally chose to help a friend." (A day after The Times’ story was published, Black issued a public apology to those he'd let down by having Striegel around "without giving them a voice in the decision." )

Because of her age at the time of the crime, the young woman in Striegel’s case was referred to as Jane Doe. In a statement, Carnes said she wanted to come forward publicly to reclaim her identity.


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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:44 AM

1. I have been astonished by the hate

I have been astonished by the hate directed at Olivia Munn during this. It's like there's some kind of reflexive misogyny that makes people attack women who speak about sexual assault.

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 09:22 AM

2. I have also been astonished

What Olivia Munn did was correct and its shocking how many people are directing their ire at her as opposed to the Director for casting his friend he knew was a convicted sex offender with a minor and also the sex offender himself!!!

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