"I was not able to speak for myself when I was 14 ... I have no shame for what was done to me. I am not the one who needs to carry that shame." https://t.co/ySh5KEY7Id— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) September 13, 2018
- ICYMI it was recently revealed that director Shane Black repeatedly cast his friend Steven Wilder Striegel in several of his movies
- Streigel was a sex offender who was convicted when he tried to groom a 14 year old girl
- When Olivia Munn found out she had shared scenes with Streigel in the new Predator movie she pressured Fox to remove the scenes
- The Jane Doe spoke to the L.A. times where she revealed her name is Paige Carnes
- Carnes thanked Olivia Munn for taking a stance for a stranger
- She also thanks people who have been supportive to Munn over social media as she also felt supported by them as well
My purpose in making this statement is to reclaim my identity.
Sexual abuse makes people uncomfortable. It should make you uncomfortable. This discomfort is nothing compared to the psychological and physical suffering of those who have dealt with it.
I was not able to speak for myself when I was 14. The consequences of this abuse are profound and permanent for some. When the abuse takes place with a child, it is even harder to overcome. You lose trust in everyone around you, and mainly yourself. Your abuse does not define you. With support from others and strength from within, you can overcome the label of victim and reclaim your identity.
Support can come in many forms. Sometimes all it takes is one person speaking up for you, acknowledging your worth as a human being. I am extremely fortunate to have a Father and Mother that love me unconditionally. My Father has supported me in my healing and growth in ways I cannot thank him enough for.
I am also eternally grateful for Olivia Munn’s action. She spoke up for me. She took a stance for me. In turn she stood for all who have suffered like I have. To be acknowledged by a stranger, on a public platform about this issue is incredibly empowering. The positive feedback from social media towards Olivia Munn is uplifting and feels incredibly supportive for me personally.
I have no shame for what was done to me. I am not the one who needs to carry that shame. My name is Paige Carnes, former Jane Doe.
I hope anyone who has suffered like I have regains their voice and their humanity.