The actress addressed rumors of her mistreatment by directors Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.
Actress Megan Fox criticized Hollywood for being “relentlessly misogynistic,” speaking about her allegedly being mistreated and sexualized initially in her career.
Megan turned to Instagram to share a note clarifying some of the stories that have been emerging about the early stage of her career, reports the Daily Mail.
“Please listen to me when I thank you for your support. But these specific cases were inconsequential on a long and arduous journey along which I have endured some truly heartbreaking experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic industry, ”he wrote.
Fox addressed rumors of his mistreatment by directors Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.
Speaking of the time when Bay asked him to wear a bikini and dance under a waterfall in “Bad Boys II,” Fox wrote: “I was about 15 or 16 years old when I was extra in” Bad Boys II. ” There are several interviews in which I shared the anecdote of being chosen for the scene and the conversations that took place around it. However, it is important to note that when I auditioned for “Transformers” I was 19 or 20 years old. “
He went on to describe his experience auditioning for “Transformers” while responding to fans who shared that they took advantage of it.
I “worked” pretending to know how to hold a wrench in one of Michael’s Ferrari during one of the audition scenes. It was in the parking lot of the Platinum Dunes studio, there were several other team members and employees present and at no time did I get naked or anything similar. So, as far as this particular audition story goes, she was no younger at the time and wasn’t required to ‘wash’ or work on someone’s cars in a way that was foreign to the actual script.
“I hope that any opinion that forms around these episodes will at least be embedded in the events. When it comes to my direct experiences with Michael and Steven, I was never sexually assaulted or attacked, “she added.
“I am grateful to all of you who are brave enough to speak and I am grateful to all of you who are in charge of supporting, uplifting and providing comfort to those who have been harmed by violence and toxicity, social paradigm,” she said as she finished her note.
Her post came after fans came out to support her after a 2009 interview with Jimmy Kimmel reappeared on Twitter and went viral.
In the interview, Fox had shared a disturbing story about being sexualized in a Michael Bay movie when she was just 15 years old. Instead of drawing attention to the troubled culture, Kimmel, now 52, made a joke about her teenage sexuality.