September 13, 2018 - The Survivor Issues A Statement
On Thursday Sept. 13 - a week after The Times published their report on the cut scene - the Jane Doe involved in Striegel's case came forward, identifying herself and issuing a statement about her experiences as well as the events around The Predator. Paige Carnes, now 24, said, "My purpose in making this statement is to reclaim my identity." The Times was able to verify her identity using legal documents provided by Carnes. Read Carnes' full statement below.
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.
September 14, 2018 - The Predator Releases In Theaters
On Friday Sept. 14, The Predator released theatrically around the world. Fox's latest entry in the Predator franchise opened to mixed reviews, with a rotten 34 percent on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes - and a slightly higher audience score of 51 percent. With the release of The Predator, we can determine where the cut scene would have been in the movie. Based on the set photos and descriptions of Munn's scene with Striegel, it's clear The Predator cut scene would have served as Munn's introduction as her character Dr. Casey Bracket. In the final cut of the movie, Casey's introduction starts after what would have been her interaction with Streigel's jogger.
This article will be updated with new information about the scene Fox cut from The Predator as it becomes available.
- The Predator (2018) release date: Sep 14, 2018