Filmmaker michael bay now he’s accused of killing a pigeon while directing a movie in Italy… but he’s fighting back, denying it happened on his watch.
The successful director was indicted on charges related to the murder of the bird, which allegedly occurred in 2018 on the set of the Netflix movie “6 Underground.”
However, sources connected to the production told TMZ…all of the homing pigeons used in the film landed safely during filming.
A source told us: “Everyone knows Michael is an animal activist. This would never happen on his set. There are dozens of witnesses who said this didn’t happen.”
Italian authorities say otherwise: Prosecutors claim the pigeon was killed by a wheelbarrow while Michael was filming in Rome… where it is illegal to harm or kill wild birds.
Authorities say someone on set saw the whole thing and took a photo before reporting it to police.
The accusation is not that Michael himself harmed the bird, but because he was the director… he is held responsible for the incident. Michael reportedly tried to have the case dismissed several times, but prosecutors persisted.
Michael was reportedly given the option of paying a small fine to settle the entire case, but he declined, saying he simply would not plead guilty to harming an animal.
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