Michael Bay has recently been in the spotlight for a highly publicized story. Allegations have surfaced that the director was responsible for the death of a pigeon while filming the movie “6 Underground” in Italy. Despite the accusations, Bay has maintained his innocence and has taken legal action to refute the claims. His lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, has sent a letter to TheWrap denying the allegations and demanding a retraction or correction of the story. Furthermore, video evidence has been presented to demonstrate that no animals were harmed during filming. The legal dispute between Bay and the Italian authorities is ongoing, and it remains to be seen how the situation will play out. With the case still unresolved, it is clear that this story is far from over.
Last week, Michael Bay found himself at the center of a highly publicized story. The veteran director has reportedly been accused of killing a pigeon, an act that took place in Italy while he was filming “6 Underground” (which can be streamed using a Netflix subscription). At the time this news was published, Bey released a statement denying the allegations, and now she has more to say. Not only did the director double down on his claim that the story was false, he also brought a lawyer into the case.
Reportedly, the maker of the film “Transformers” reached out to TheWrap to report on the pigeon situation. Matthew Rosengart, the director’s lawyer, sent a letter to the news agency, which was obtained by Variety. In the release, the shooting attorney refutes marketers’ view that “Michael Bay has been accused or ‘accused’ of ‘killing a pigeon’ in relation to the movie he made.” Rosengart also called the headline and article “false, reckless and defamatory.” At the same time, he is asking the publication to retract or correct the story. The note also says:
As you know, Mr. Bay has never been charged, much less “accused” of “murdering” an animal. Indeed, prior to publication you were notified of the existence of video evidence refuting these claims and demonstrating that no animals were harmed, let alone “killed”. The only “accusation” in question in Italy concerns whether Mr. Bay, as the film’s director, failed to properly supervise the crew members (whom he didn’t even have the opportunity to hire) responsible for the treatment of the animals on the set . This charge is vigorously defended — and indeed Mr. Bey feels so strongly that, to his credit, he has refused to settle the case even against the nominal fine offered by the authorities to settle it.
At the time of writing this article, TheWrap has yet to officially respond to Matthew Rosengart’s letter on behalf of Michael Bay. It is currently unclear how this situation may develop and how the bey’s legal position will develop.
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