Olivia Wilde Slams ‘Hellfire’ of Misogyny Amid Nanny Drama

Moving forward Olivia WildeShe explains what drives her to fight misogyny at Hollywood hours after she and ex Jason Sudeikis slammed their former nanny’s “false” claims about their split.

“It’s not always easy to keep going,” the BooksmartDirector, 38, spoke during her speech Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event on Monday, October 17. “In fact, sometimes it’s tempting to excuse ourselves from the burning hellfire of the misogyny that defines this business and say, ‘Good night, good luck, I’d rather eat glass for a living.’ But we won’t let each other give up.”

The House alum added that she’d had moments of “profound” encouragement from other women in the entertainment industry. “It often takes the form of a tight grip of your shoulders and an intense stare into your eyes and a defiant, ‘Do not let them f–k with you,’” she explained. “And it’s always really tempting to reply, ‘Well, if I didn’t know things were bad before, I do now.’”

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Despite the difficulties she’s faced in Hollywood, however, Wilde told the audience that she has no plans to back down. “No matter how much the patriarchy relies on us to cut each other down in order to weaken our collective power, we have to resist the urge to play by their self-serving rules,” she said. “I feel energized by you all, and I feel motivated to keep fighting through the hellfire.”

Wilde’s remarks came hours after she and Sudeikis, 47, issued a rare joint statement in response to a former nanny’s “false” allegations about their split.

“As parents, it is incredibly upsetting to learn that a former nanny of our two young children would choose to make up such false and scurrilous accusations about us publicly,” the former couple — who share son Otis, 8, and daughter Daisy, 6 — told Us WeeklyMonday. “This is the unfortunate apex of a now, 18-month-long campaign of harassing us, as well as our loved ones, close friends and colleagues. We will continue to focus on raising and protecting our children with the sincere hope that she will now choose to leave our family alone.”

The earliest part of the day was the Daily MailPublished an interview with the nanny who claimed that she was the Saturday Night Live alum “was out of control crying” when he discovered text messages from Harry Styles on Wilde’s Apple Watch in November 2020. The nanny also claimed that Wilde’s Apple Watch in November 2020 was fraudulent. Ted Lasso actor became inconsolable when he saw his then-fiancée making her “special” salad dressing for a visit to the Grammy winner, 28.

Olivia Wilde Gives Speech About Burning Hellfire of Misogyny Amid Nanny Jason Sudeikis Drama 3

Olivia Wilde, Daisy Sudeikis, Otis Sudeikis and Jason Sudeikis.
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UsIn November 2020, it was confirmed that the Horrible BossesStar and the O.C.After nine years of being together, an alum ended their engagement. A source close to the situation told Use that the pair had “been separated for months.”

Two months later Wilde was first spotted together with Styles. She met Styles after he was replaced. Shia LaBeoufIn her film Don’t Worry Darling. The Richard Jewell actress slammed “complete horses–t” speculation that she left Sudeikis for the “Watermelon Sugar” crooner in a Vanity FairInterview published in September

“Our relationship was over long before I met Harry. Like any relationship that ends, it doesn’t end overnight,” Wilde told the outlet. “Unfortunately, Jason and I had a very bumpy road, and we officially dissolved the relationship towards the beginning of the pandemic.”