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Variety reports:

Michael Bay is fighting back against a widely-seen report that said he was charged in Italy for killing a pigeon during production on the 2019 Netflix film, “6 Underground.” The filmmaker called the report “false, reckless and defamatory,” and says he was never charged with killing an animal.

In a legal letter, obtained by Variety, Bay’s attorney is demanding a retraction or correction from TheWrap, after the Hollywood trade publication published a report this past week regarding the pigeon incident.

The report cited a production insider who said a homing pigeon was allegedly killed by a dolly during a take, and because Bay was the director, he was held responsible.

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