Olivia Munn defends ‘The Newsroom’s’ controversial rape episode

Olivia Munn defends “The Newsroom”s” controversial rape episode
“The reality is that (Aaron) Sorkin writes things so that they can be talked about, and so we show both sides of it,” “The Newsroom” star tells EW Radio. “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.”” She adds: “Sorkin wasn”t saying ‘Don”t do that.” He was saying ‘This is what happens.'”

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