Megan Fox stated she was by no means “assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual matter” by her “Transformers” director Michael Bay, releasing an announcement after previous interviews with Fox resurfaced Monday calling on the director to apologize.
Fox defended working with Bay and clarified previous feedback she had made about being sexualized as an actress in “Bad Boys II” and within the “Transformers” movies, and Bay too issued an announcement referring to Fox’s personal Instagram submit, saying that he was “proud to have worked with her.”
“I know that a discussion has erupted online surrounding some of my experiences in Hollywood and the subsequent mishandling of this information by the media and society in general,” Fox stated in an announcement. “While I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support, I do feel I need to clarify some of the details as they have been lost in the retelling of the events and cast a sinister shadow that doesn’t really, in my opinion, belong. At least not where it’s currently being projected.”
Fox was responding to an interview clip from 2009 with Jimmy Kimmel during which she stated that as an additional on Bay’s “Bad Boys II” when she was 15, she danced beneath a waterfall whereas carrying a stars and stripes bikini, six-inch heels and a pink cowboy hat.
Fox additionally responded to an previous report in The Guardian that stated Bay had her audition for “Transformers” by having her wash his Ferrari at his house and stated that there was nothing inappropriate in regards to the audition, nor was she underage on the time.
“I was around 15 or 16 years old when I was an extra in ‘Bad Boys II.’ There are multiple interviews where I shared the anecdote of being chosen for the scene and the conversations that took place surrounding it,” Fox stated. “It’s important to note however that when I auditioned for ‘Transformers’ I was 19 or 20. I did ‘work’ (me pretending to know how to hold a wrench) on one of Michael’s Ferrari’s during one of the audition scenes. It was at the Platinum Dunes studio parking lot, there were several other crew members and employees present and I was at no point undressed or anything similar. So, as far as this particular audition story I was not underaged at the time and I was not made to ‘wash’ or work on someone’s cars in a way that was extraneous from the material in the actual script.”
In Bay’s personal assertion, he shared a screengrab of Fox’s audition tape and stated she was not carrying a bikini or washing a automobile, calling the press reviews false.
Fox concluded by saying that whereas she’s skilled harassment within the business, her experiences with Bay had been “inconsequential in a long and arduous journey along which I have endured some genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic industry.”
There are many names that need to be going viral in cancel tradition proper now, however they’re safely saved within the fragmented recesses of my coronary heart,” Fox stated.
See the statements from Fox and Bay under, and see the unique video clip of Fox on “Kimmel” under.
clip from 2009 the place megan fox tells a narrative about michael bay sexualising her as a 15 y/o
the group laughs, and kimmel makes gross jokes
teen women being preyed on by older males has by no means been taken critically and nonetheless isn’t pic.twitter.com/t1rF80UTj1
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