A well-known actress canceled a scheduled interview on NBC’s “Today,” reportedly to avoid questions about any of a number of controversies that have been swirling around her.
The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Olivia Munn pulled the plug on the “Today” interview at the last minute.
“It’s not clear exactly what topic the actress was so keen to avoid,” The Post reports. “But she’s recently made headlines for different reasons.”
The Post begins its list with the claim that Munn’s dog-walking app, Wag, “has been responsible for a number of missing and dead dogs.”
Also cited by The Post: “She wrote a much-mocked essay ‘naming and shaming’ fashion bloggers, and she got a lot of attention last week after she said in an interview that she broke out in hives after accusing Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct.”
The report says Munn, who was a correspondent on “The Daily Show” from 2010-2011, backed out of the interview after being told by producers that they couldn’t guarantee she wouldn’t be asked about any thorny issues.
“In June, Munn — who is an investor and spokesperson for the Wag app — got personally involved in a search for a dog that was stolen by one of the app’s walkers (it was later found), and on Monday a lawsuit claimed a dog had been killed while in the care of a Wag walker, who allegedly tried to cover up the accident that killed it,” The Post reports.