This week, a clip resurfaced of Megan Fox being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel, where she alleges she was sexualized by Michael Bay at fifteen-years-old.
This isn’t the first time Fox has spoken out about the film director, and now, Bay himself has spoken out about the allegations.
Keep scrolling to see what he had to say…
Michael Bay has spoken out regarding the claims made about him.
She rose to fame in the early ’00s in the Hope & Faith sitcom, and quickly gained a lot of public attention.
She’s probably best recognized for her roles in the Transformers movies.
Fox played Mikaela Banes, love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character.
She played the titular character in 2009’s Jennifer’s Body – a demon who feasts on the blood of teenage boys.
Fox is also known for something else – being super sexy.
In fact, Fox has complained about the way she was objectified by Hollywood in her youth.
When she was thirteen years old, she began modeling after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Fox has spoken openly in the past about her time in school, stating that in middle school she was bullied – forced to eat her lunch in the bathroom to avoid being “pelted with ketchup packets.”
“Everyone hated me, and I was a total outcast, my friends were always guys, I have a very aggressive personality, and girls didn’t like me for that. I’ve had only one great girlfriend my whole life.”
“The education I was getting seemed irrelevant. So, I was sort of checked out on that part of it.”
Fox has widely held the status as one of the biggest “sex symbols” of the industry.
This week, an old interview has resurfaced of Fox speaking about an incident in which she was sexualized at just fifteen.
And fans have been left disgusted by what they watched. Keep scrolling to see it for yourselves.
She was working as an extra in Bad Boys II at the time.
Bad Boys II was released July 18, 2003…
The flick is the sequel to the 1995 movie and follows detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett and their high-tech task force as they investigate the rise of designer ecstasy in Miami.
A number of actresses have come out over the years to expose Bay for his inappropriate behavior and comments.
For example, when asked why he cast Kate Beckinsale in Pearl Harbor he said “I didn’t want someone who was too beautiful. Women feel disturbed when they see someone’s too pretty.
“When you look at Titanic, Kate Winslet is pretty, but not overwhelmingly beautiful. That makes it work better for women.”
Instead, she was placed under a waterfall and instructed to dance in “six-inch heels.”
“I had just turned fifteen and I was an extra in Bad Boys II,” the actress explained.
“They were shooting this club scene and they brought me in and I was wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat and six-inch heels.”
But there was some pushback, Fox explained.
“He approved it and they said, ‘Michael, she’s 15 so you can’t sit her at the bar and she can’t have a drink in her hand.’ So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet.”
“At fifteen, I was in 10th grade. That’s kind of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works.”
And she once described him as being an “infamous tyrant on set.”
But they also weren’t impressed with Jimmy Kimmel’s reaction to Fox’s account during the interview.
As the audience laughs, Jimmy Kimmel responded with: “Perfectly wholesome.”
He also said: “Yeah, well that’s really a microcosm of how all our minds work.
“Some of us have the decency to repress those thoughts and pretend that they don’t exist.”
People couldn’t get over what they had watched.
“What an utterly disgusting take by Kimmel. Why is, “I’m so sorry that happened to you”, something that is beyond his imagination to say. Instead, he offers, “We all have those thoughts, but we repress them”. God damn, she was 15. Who the Hell is ‘We’?”
In the emotional Instagram post, she claims that some truth as been lost as more and more people re-tell the story.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
“When it comes to my direct experiences with Michael, and Steven for that matter, I was never assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual manner.”
And that it was due to a “long and arduous journey along which I have endured some genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic industry.”
Bay shared Fox’s post to his own Instagram and praised the star for defending him.
“No. She is not washing a car nor in a bikini like the press have falsely said for many years. And I personally think Megan is fantastic.”
And plans on collaborating with her again in the future.
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