Like the Kennedy assassination and Roswell, the firing of actress Megan Fox from DreamWorks’ soon-to-be-released Transformers: Dark of the Moon has been shrouded in secrecy and speculation. Most people believe the 25-year-old starlet was canned for famously comparing director Michael Bay to Hitler. Those people are wrong.

Turns out there was a second shooter in the grassy knoll. Transformers producer/director Michael Bay has now revealed that he was not offended by Fox’s comment at all and that the real reason she was fired was because executive producer Steven Spielberg demanded it so.

Bay said (via Daily Mail):

You know the Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, fire her right now.

Fox, of course, was replaced in the film by 24-year-old Victoria Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely, who coincidentally once compared Bay to Janice Dickinson on “America’s Next Top Model.”

Transformers: Dark of the Moon arrives in theaters on July 1.

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