Megan Fox Explains Past Comments About Michael Bay, Says She Was Not 'Preyed Upon'

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Megan Fox is speaking out to clarify some resurfaced interviews and thank her fans. The 34-year-old actress took to Instagram on Monday, penning a message surrounding some renewed interest in stories she's shared about some of her uncomfortable interactions in Hollywood. 

Fox made headlines over a decade ago after telling Wonderland magazine that Transformers director, Michael Bay, would tell her to “be hot,” or “just be sexy," when she asked for direction while filming two movies in the film franchise. She also claimed during a 2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live interview that she was asked to don a bikini and heels and dance under a waterfall while filming 2003's Bad Boys II with Bay. At the time of filming, she was around 15 or 16 years old and in the 10th grade.

"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," Fox posted to Instagram on Monday in response to the resurfaced interviews, which went viral on Twitter earlier this week. "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." 

She went on to clarify that while she was 15 or 16 when she was an extra in Bad Boys II, when she auditioned for Transformers she was 19 or 20. 

Michael Bay and Megan Fox
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Fox also reacted to reports that she was asked to wash Bay's Ferrari while being filmed as her audition for one of the Transformers movies.

"I did 'work' (me pretending to know how to hold a wrench) on one of Michael's [Ferraris] during one of the audition scenes," she confirmed. "It was at the Platinum Dunes studio parking lot, there were several other crew members and employees present and I was at no point undressed or anything similar." 

This claim isn't what The Guardian reported in July 2009.