Megan Fox Denies Being 'Preyed' On By Michael Bay In Post About Hollywood Misogyny

Written by on June 23, 2020

Megan Fox is optimus primed for a comeback after the world realized she deserves higher from Hollywood — and a large apology from the remainder of us.

On Monday, the “Transformers” star responded to a viral Twitter publish over the weekend that resurfaced a disturbing interview with Jimmy Kimmel by which the host laughs off how she was hypersexualized as a teen and demeaned by director Michael Bay.

Regardless of the director’s well-documented monitor report of sexist habits, Fox is looking for him to be spared within the reckoning for the “ruthlessly misogynistic business.”

Whereas Fox mentioned that she “tremendously respect[s] the outpouring of help,” nonetheless belated it could be, she referred to as for followers to direct that vitality elsewhere, whereas clearing up some misconceptions about her working relationship with Bay. 

“I do know {that a} dialogue has erupted on-line surrounding a few of my experiences in Hollywood and the following mishandling of this data by the media and society usually,” Fox wrote in an announcement on Instagram. “I do really feel I must make clear a few of the particulars as they’ve been misplaced within the retelling of the occasions and solid a sinister shadow that doesn’t actually, for my part, belong. A minimum of not the place it’s at the moment being projected … ” 

Fox confirmed that she certainly was underage when Bay requested her to bounce below a waterfall in a bikini as an additional on “Unhealthy Boys II,” however dispelled the rumor that she was requested to “wash” Bay’s sports activities automobile throughout her audition for the primary “Transformers” film.

“It’s vital to notice nonetheless that after I auditioned for Transformers I used to be 19 or 20. I did ‘work’ (me pretending to know how you can maintain a wrench) on certainly one of Michael’s Ferrari’s throughout one of many audition scenes,” she continued, noting that there have been a number of different crew members and staff current on the time. 

Fox added, “I used to be at no level undressed or something comparable. So so far as this specific audition story I used to be not underaged on the time and I used to be not made to ‘wash’ or work on somebody’s automobiles in a approach that was extraneous from the fabric within the precise script. I hope that no matter opinions are fashioned round these episodes will a minimum of be seeded within the info of the occasions.”

Michael Bay and Megan Fox attend the premiere of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in 2014. 

Michael Bay and Megan Fox attend the premiere of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in 2014. 

She went onto to disclaim ever being “assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual method” by Bay or “Transformers” franchise producer Steven Spielberg.

Bay additionally weighed in on the dialog, sharing Fox’s assertion and a nonetheless picture from the audition in query on Instagram on Monday.

“Megan Fox wrote this at the moment. It is a nonetheless from her Audition taping 13 years in the past. No. She will not be washing a automobile nor in a bikini just like the press have falsely mentioned for a few years,” he wrote. “And I personally suppose Megan is improbable. I’m proud to have labored along with her, and nonetheless am planning on working along with her.”

Whereas her story is actually eyebrow-raising, Fox asserted that these experiences are sadly “inconsequential in an extended and arduous journey alongside which I’ve endured some genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic business.”

“I’m grateful to all of you who’re courageous sufficient to talk out and I’m grateful to all of you who’re taking it upon yourselves to help, uplift, and produce consolation to those that have been harmed by a violent and poisonous societal paradigm,” she concluded the assertion. 

Up to now, Fox has expressed her reluctance to share her personal Me Too anecdotes, noting in a 2018 interview with The New York Instances that she has “fairly just a few tales,” however held again over fears that she wouldn’t be seen as a “sympathetic sufferer.”

In her publish on Monday, Fox hinted that perhaps she’ll publicly tackle them at some point, writing, “There are various names that need to be going viral in cancel tradition proper now, however they’re safely saved within the fragmented recess of my coronary heart.”

Now, go stream “Jennifer’s Physique” and provides the camp horror basic the respect it deserves. 


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