Megan slams 'misogynistic' Hollywood
Los Angeles: Actor Megan Fox called out Hollywood for being "ruthlessly misogynistic", claiming she was mistreated and sexualised initially in her career.
Megan took to 'Instagram' to share a note that clarified some of the stories which had been emerging about the initial stage of her career.
"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," she wrote.
Talking about the time when Bay asked her to wear a bikini and dance under a waterfall in 'Bad Boys II', Fox wrote: "I was around 15 or 16 years old when I was an extra in 'Bad Boys II'. There are multiple interviews where I shared the anecdote of being chosen for the scene and the conversations that took place surrounding it. It is important to note however that when I auditioned for 'Transformers' I was 19 or 20."
She went on to describe her experience auditioning for 'Transformers' while responding to fans who shared that she was taken advantage of.
"As far as this particular audition story I was not under-aged at the time and I was not made to 'wash' or work on someone's cars in a way that was extraneous from the material in the actual script. I hope that whatever opinions are formed around these episodes will at least be seeded in the facts of the events. When it comes to my direct experiences with Michael and Steven for that matter, I was never assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual manner," she added.