"A lot came to light after this happened that really troubled me, in terms of his behavior," Olivia said.
She noted that for the film, they needed an "energy that was incredibly supportive" especially as she was going to be asking costar Florence Pugh "to be in very vulnerable situations."
"My priority was making her feel safe and making her feel supported," Olivia explained, later adding, "I believe that creating a safe, trusting environment is the best way to get people to do their best work."
She continued, "Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. That was my job."
As for Shia, she says she is "just really wishing him health and evolution because I believe in restorative justice."
If you or someone you know have experienced sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here.
If you or someone you know are in immediate danger as a result of domestic violence, call 911. For anonymous, confidential help, you can call the 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or chat with an advocate via the website.
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