Michael Bay made a name for himself as the director of The ”Transformers” franchise as well as ‘Bad Boys.’ Bay also has a penchant for including a ton of explosions in a lot of his movies. Bay also considers himself an animal rights activist, but it seems he has been charged with killing a pigeon in Italy. Bay has also denied the aforementioned charges.
According to TMZ, the legendary director was hit with charges of killing a pigeon. The incident allegedly took place back in 2018 on the set of the Netflix movie “6 Underground.”
That being said, sources from TMZ stated that all the homing pigeons used in the film landed safely during filming. The source further stated that Bay is an animal rights activist and would never kill a pigeon.
Everyone knows Michael is an animal activist. This would never happen on his set. There are dozens of witnesses who said that this didn’t happen.”
According to Italian officials, prosecutors claim that the pigeon was killed by a dolly while Michael was filming in Rome. It is to be noted that it is illegal to harm or kill wild birds in the Italian city.
The allegations do not necessarily claim that Bay killed the bird himself. However, because he was the director, he is being held responsible for the incident. Bay apparently tried to get the case thrown out numerous times, but prosecutors persisted.
Reports also suggested that Michael was given the option to pay a small fine to settle the entire case. However, Bay declined the pay the fine, saying he simply wouldn’t plead guilty to harming an animal.
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