Megan Fox clears the air and talks misogyny
Megan Fox is coming forward with her personal experiences while working as a female in Hollywood. Back in 2009, Fox made some comments that were less than favourable about her old director Michael Bay and is clearing the air on her accusations.
While appearing in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, the Transformers star revealed that Michael Bay highly sexualized her when she was just a teenager on the set of Bad Boys II.
She revealed that while only 15 at the time, she was asked to wear 6-inch heels, a bikini, and a red cowboy hat.
When Bay was told that she wasn't allowed to be sitting at the bar for the scene, he then asked her to start "dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet," to which Kimmel replied is a "microcosm to how all our minds work."
On Monday, Fox responded to the resurfaced interview, saying that while indeed she did experience "harrowing" misogyny in Hollywood, it wasn't because of Bay.
Fox began her statement, "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."
"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," she continued.
She then went on to explain that while she was only 15 on Bad Boys II, she was about 19 or 20 while working with Bay again on Transformers.
She went on to thank her fans for the support but also noted, "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."
She also went on to say, "There are many names that deserve to be going viral in cancel culture right now, but they are safely stored in the fragmented recesses of my heart."
"But when it comes to my direct experiences with Michael, and Steven [Spielberg] for that matter, I was never assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual manner," she added.
She concluded her statement by sharing how "grateful" she feels that people want to "support, uplift, and bring comfort to those who have been harmed by a violent and toxic societal paradigm."