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After a 2009 nightly clip resurfaced and gained strength on social media over the weekend, where Megan Fox shared a story about being sexualized as a teenager for her role in Michael Bay. Bad Boys IIThe actress released a statement to clarify that she was never “assaulted or attacked in what I felt was sexually”. In an Instagram post on June 22, Fox said he was “around 15 or 16 years old” when he landed an additional role in the film, where Bay danced under a waterfall during a club scene. Several years later, when Fox auditioned for Bay’s Transformers, She said the audition was in a studio parking lot with “several” other crew members and employees present. Although Fox was asked to provocatively hold tools and pose around Bay’s sports car, she “was never” asked to undress or do “anything” similar. “While I greatly appreciate the flow of support, I think I need to clarify some of the details, as they have been lost in the narration of the events and cast a sinister shadow that, in my opinion, does not really belong.” she wrote. “At least not where it’s currently projected.”
Fox reiterated his appreciation for the support he has received since Jimmy Kimmel Live! The clip reappeared, insisting that Bay’s behavior should not be equated with the more serious, or criminal, experiences facing women in Hollywood. “These specific instances were inconsequential on a long and arduous journey along which I have endured some truly heartbreaking experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic industry,” he wrote. “There are many names that deserve to go viral in the cancellation culture right now, but they are safely stored in the fragmented cutouts of my heart.” As for the names that “deserve” to be exposed, Fox does not specify.