Michael Bay Responds to Megan Fox Saying he Sexualized Her at 15 | 22 Words

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...

Just days after Megan Fox was forced to address the backlash hurled towards specific names in the film industry...

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Michael Bay has spoken out regarding the claims made about him.

For those of you that don't know, Megan Fox is a model and actress.

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.

But for many, Fox has a different defining role.

She played the titular character in 2009's Jennifer's Body - a demon who feasts on the blood of teenage boys.

Alongside her acting talents...

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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.

From an early age, the star has attracted attention for her looks.

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 had a tough time in her teens, though...

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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."

The star revealed that she was bullied because she had "always gotten along better with boys" and that "rubbed some people the wrong way."

"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."

In the same interview, she said that she hated school and has "never been a big believer in formal education."

"The education I was getting seemed irrelevant. So, I was sort of checked out on that part of it."

Since rising to fame...

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Fox has widely held the status as one of the biggest "sex symbols" of the industry.

And she's been open about how Hollywood has exploited her.

This week, an old interview has resurfaced of Fox speaking about an incident in which she was sexualized at just fifteen.

The interview was filmed back in 2009...

And fans have been left disgusted by what they watched. Keep scrolling to see it for yourselves.

In the clip, Fox speaks about film director Michael Bay.

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She was working as an extra in Bad Boys II at the time.

Bad Boys II was released July 18, 2003...

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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.

The claims Fox makes in the interview are not the first of their kind against Bay.

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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." Excuse me?

In the clip, the actress describes how she couldn't be placed at the bar in one of the scenes in the movie due to her age...

Instead, she was placed under a waterfall and instructed to dance in "six-inch heels."

The star revealed that Michael Bay asked her to dance around in a bikini.

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"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."

Michael had approved the club scene...

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."

Fox continues:

“At fifteen, I was in 10th grade. That’s kind of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works."

Fox has previously spoken out about working with Bay...

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And she once described him as being an "infamous tyrant on set."

Not only were fans disgusted at the fact she was sexualized so young...

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But they also weren't impressed with Jimmy Kimmel's reaction to Fox's account during the interview.

After Fox revealed that Bay got her to dance under the waterfall...

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As the audience laughs, Jimmy Kimmel responded with: “Perfectly wholesome."

And that wasn't all...

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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." What?

In reaction to the clip, fans have hit out at both Michael and Jimmy's treatment of the actress.

People couldn't get over what they had watched.

Viewers couldn't get over Kimmel's take on the issue.

"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'?"

And since the clip went viral online, Fox issued a lengthy statement about the issue.

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In the emotional Instagram post, she claims that some truth as been lost as more and more people re-tell the story.

She clarified some specific details.

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"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."

She also said this:

"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."

She also defended Speilberg and Bay saying she was never "assaulted."

"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."

In one of the posts, she also mentioned how her experiences were re-surfacing because it had been going on for a while.

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."

Now, Bay himself has spoken out.

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Bay shared Fox's post to his own Instagram and praised the star for defending him.

He posted her message along with a still from her audition tape from thirteen years ago.

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"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."

He went on to say he is “proud to have worked" with Fox.

And plans on collaborating with her again in the future.

You can watch the clip that sparked all the backlash below:

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