When the sizzling star of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" went to director Michael Bay's house to audition for the part, "He made her wash his Ferrari while he filmed her," reports Jason Solomons in Britain's Guardian.So, let's recap.
When Megan Fox went to audition for an acting position, she did not go to an office, or studio, or another neutral third-party location specifically related to the position she planned to take. She was not treated as a professional, in deference to and respect for the experience she brings to the position, or even to the project she plans to join. Her qualifications for the position were not carefully reviewed and sampled.
Instead, Fox was taken to the intimate and personal residence of her potential male supervisor.
How is that not sexual harassment? How does this translate to a healthy and safe working environment?
Some would say that Fox was complicit in and eager for this harassment, but that doesn't make it not harassment. Fox is not on the same level as Bay. She couldn't say no, unless she wanted to give up a huge professional opportunity. It's a humiliating, voyeuristic assertion of power by someone who wanted to subjugate Fox in a very specific way.
*BY THE WAY: Megan Fox is the star of the upcoming Jennifer's Body, which in a rare rare move for Hollywood was directed by, written by, and starring TWO women!
**Apparently, this is not in the source material - I conflated bikinis & washing cars. I stand by the rest of it.