Megan Fox says she was ‘never preyed upon’ by Michael Bay

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The pair also labored collectively on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in 2014

US actress Megan Fox has defended movie director Michael Bay after a 2009 interview the place she described an detect with him resurfaced on-line.

The interview confirmed Fox describe how Bay purchased her to “dance below a waterfall” in a bikini when she used to be 15 years broken-down, for the movie Corrupt Boys II.

Some Twitter users acknowledged Bay, who later directed Fox in two Transformer movies, had “sexualised” her as a teen.

Nonetheless Fox acknowledged she used to be “by no technique assaulted or preyed upon” sexually.

The video of Fox being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel used to be shared on Twitter with the comment: “Clip from 2009 the place Megan Fox tells a memoir about Michael Bay sexualising her as a 15 y/o. The crowd laughs, and Kimmel makes sinful jokes. Teen girls being preyed on by older men has by no technique been taken seriously and gentle just isn’t always.”

Writing on Instagram, Fox acknowledged: “Please hear me after I thank you to your fortify but these particular instances had been inconsequential in a lengthy and laborious rush alongside which I delight in persisted some in actuality harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic enterprise.

“In phrases of my divulge experiences with Michael, I was by no technique assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt used to be a sexual manner.”

She acknowledged she used to be posting in direct to “clarify some minute print as they’ve been misplaced within the retelling of the events and forged a contaminated shadow that would now not in actual fact, for my allotment, belong”.

Fox persevered: “There are somewhat just a few names that need to be going viral in execute custom stunning now, but they are safely saved within the fragmented recesses of my heart.

“I am grateful to all of you who are daring ample to say out and I am grateful to all of you who are taking it upon yourselves to fortify, uplift, and bring consolation to those which had been harmed by a violent and poisonous societal paradigm.”

Others responding to the 2009 interview with Jimmy Kimmel also referred to experiences that Spielberg, an executive producer on Transformers, had compelled Fox to leave the sequence after she when put next Bay to Adolf Hitler.

Fox’s publicist acknowledged at the time that the actress left of her non-public accord.

In a later interview though, Fox acknowledged: “All I needed to possess used to be apologise – and I refused. I was so self-righteous at 23, I could now not gaze [that] it used to be for the increased stunning. I in actual fact thought I was Joan of Arc.”

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaced Fox in Transformers 3

Nonetheless in her unusual Instagram post, she acknowledged she had used to be “by no technique assaulted or preyed upon” by Spielberg either.

In reference to one other story about her auditioning for her Transformers objective, Fox acknowledged she used to be 19 or 20 at the time and needed to faux “to work on one of Michael’s Ferraris… there had been several other crew members and workers divulge and I was at no level undressed or something else the same.

“I was no longer made to ‘wash’ or work on a persons’ autos in a technique that used to be extraneous from the topic matter within the staunch script.”

The first two Transformers movies, starring Fox, had been launched in 2007 and 2009.

The BBC has asked representatives for Bay and Spielberg for comment.

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