Megan says Bay never ‘preyed upon’ her

June 25, 2020

US actress Megan Fox has defended film director Michael Bay after a 2009 interview where she described an encounter with him resurfaced online, reports BBC.
The interview showed Fox describe how Bay got her to ‘dance underneath a waterfall’ in a bikini when she was 15 years old, for the film Bad Boys II.
Some Twitter users said Bay, who later directed Fox in two Transformer films, had ‘sexualised’ her as a teenager. But Fox said she was ‘never assaulted or preyed upon’ sexually.
The video of Fox being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel was shared on Twitter with the comment: ‘Clip from 2009 where Megan Fox tells a story about Michael Bay sexualising her as a 15 y/o. The crowd laughs, and Kimmel makes gross jokes. Teen girls being preyed on by older men has never been taken seriously and still isn’t.’
Writing on Instagram, Fox said: ‘Please hear me when I thank you for your support but these specific instances were inconsequential in a long and arduous journey along which I have endured some genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic industry.
‘When it comes to my direct experiences with Michael, I was never assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual manner.’
She said she was posting in order to ‘clarify some 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’.

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