Megan Fox donating salary from Eminem music video
August 6th, 2010
04:04 PM ET

Megan Fox donating salary from Eminem music video

Megan Fox made the most of her cameo in Eminem's controversial new video "Love the Way You Lie": The actress donated her appearance fee to a shelter for abused women.

Yahoo! Finance reports that 24-year-old Fox, who stars opposite "Lost" actor Dominic Monaghan as one half of a physically abusive couple, has given her salary to the Sojourn House, which provides battered women and their kids with a place to rebuild their self-esteem and their lives.

In the powerful video, which also features Rihanna, Fox and Monaghan, 33, are shown alternately attacking each other and passionately making out.

Both Eminem, 37, and Rihanna, 22, have had personal experiences with domestic violence, and as Rihanna told Access Hollywood, "The lyrics were so deep, so beautiful and intense. It's something that I understood, something I connected with."

For his part, Eminem felt it was an issue that needed to be addressed. "Trying to make this tough subject work visually is a challenge," he admitted. "It was great to have Rihanna, Megan and Dominic on board for this. They really brought it and made this video super-powerful."


soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Boig Bootyy (:

    I think this is a good start for her this is the making a new start and she is doing it well no I didnt like her before and its gonna take me a lot to like her but she is getting there

    GOOD JOB MEGAN (:

    October 20, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. derick

    As far as I am concerned,I will not donate my money to battered women because it seems they tolerate abuse and even defend it.I will send my money to better causes like homeless people...these are people who need help not these abuse addicts.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. derick

    This is a horrible video.The message is clear – you can beat up your wife as long as you make-up.It sends a wrong message to married men.Any man who watches this video will be emboldened to continue with wife bashing.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dimond

    Come on people & CNN Rihanna said it herself on ENews that she knew it was going to be a hit. She had no intention of doing anything for DV women and men. With such backlash Megan then gave her salary to DV victims Org. If nothing was said then she would have kept the money just like Rihanna and Eminem did. Rihanna is still trying to use that situation last year for record sales/fame. She has no idea what a real DV person is and what they go through because I am one. Sorry people she just had a fight one time. It's not like she has been beaten all the the time. It's ashame how she can stoop so low. Who makes a video/song with someone that beats his wife. Then at the end of the video he said that if she tries to leave he'g going to tie her to the bed and burn the house down. Kim his wife is the real victim.

    August 24, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. samantha

    I don't understand how someone could do something as selfless as donating profits to a charity for abused women and their children and get called such horrible things. The only reason i can think of is jealousy. None of you know her but are so quick to judge. Maybe instead of judging her for the wrong reason you should go out and try to do some volunteering or donate some time or money to a helping cause.

    August 23, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Billie

    Awesome I would love to have Megan and Rhianna at the same time! What a great combination that would be!

    August 13, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Greg Hastings

    How much did she get paid? Does anyone know?

    August 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. beenz

    Good for her (no sarcasm intended). I don't like or dislike the girl, but it is a very nice gesture. Let's just all say 'thank you' and move on.

    August 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TalentlessHollywood

    Not impressed. As we all know she's a cheap ho she probably got paid about 40$
    And Em's broke I heard he's been spending all his money to buy cracks for his daughter

    August 9, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • samantha

      And how much of your paycheck gets doanted to charitable causes? i dont think its the amount that matters its the fact that she did something selfless to help people who really need the money and support.

      August 23, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. ja

    "While it's commendable and very respectable that she donated the money from the video, why not proceed some of the millions she makes from movies and her other ventures as well? She and other celebrities alike should learn from the recent billionaire's charity movement about giving half their fortune away, and they should do it on a smaller scale since they have lesser money. Her 'giveaway' is nothing in comparison to what many others are doing. Why is this 'news' all over the place? This is what society has come to.""

    why dont you give away your paycheck? she didn't have to give away anything to begin with

    August 9, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. John

    Congratulations, Megan, the cheap publicity ploy worked - people are beginning to like you again. Some not so bright ones anyway. But then again, I guess that kind of is your base, isn't it. Still, good job!

    August 9, 2010 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. JKR

    THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS POWERFUL MESSAGE....OUR ADULT DAUGHTER VERY WELL EDUCATED WAS ABUSED IN 2004...HE WAS CONVICTED....ALMOST NOTHING HAPPENED TO HIM....BUT IT COST THIS DAUGHTER 10,000 TO DIVORCE HIM AND GET CHILD SUPPORT FOR 2 BABIES IN 13 MTHS...,,SHE WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO GET OUT...

    OMG I LOVE YOUR MESSAGE...

    JKR

    August 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nancy

    I understand what the critics are saying about this video. It plays into the drama that young people like to surround their lives with...........why not show domestic violence as it REALLY is? Where are HER bruises and black eyes? Where are the cops dragging HIM out of the house in handcuffs? How 'bout showing rihanna w/ bruises like she had after chris brown hit her? This video lends a certain eroticism to violence. Oh, we hit and punch and scratch each other but then we end up hugging and kissing. It's just no realistic. (And, what the heck....what did megan fox do to her face? I didn't even know that was her until I read it on CNN.)

    August 8, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Jessica Taylor

      It is reality...Love-Hate relationships! Unless you have been in one you should not comment!!! Ignorance is being unknowledable!!

      August 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ohplease

    While it's commendable and very respectable that she donated the money from the video, why not proceed some of the millions she makes from movies and her other ventures as well? She and other celebrities alike should learn from the recent billionaire's charity movement about giving half their fortune away, and they should do it on a smaller scale since they have lesser money. Her 'giveaway' is nothing in comparison to what many others are doing. Why is this 'news' all over the place? This is what society has come to.

    August 7, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mel

      Well – she isn't Julia Roberts here. She has had like...three big movies and she is married to an ex 90210 cast member. She probably isn't rolling in it as much as we think.

      August 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bootylooty

    probably chump change to the millions she makes off of those crummy movie, nonetheless, good for her.

    August 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. lynn

    This video was well done and shows how it is. Having been thru this, I didn't get the feeling that it glorified anything, And thank you to Megan for donating to a great cause.

    August 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. sandiS

    how very classy of Megan.

    August 6, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. cheneetot08

    Good for her that she help other.hahaha

    August 6, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Zara

    It`s about time she did something for someone besides herself. The little witch.

    August 6, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  20. joe

    What was her appearance fee, 10 bucks?

    Dumb ex-Transformer hump.

    August 6, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Joe....ur a moron! Her fee is easily in the thousands. She is a really nice, and caring person that you obviously have never met. Why don't you try being positive once in a while instead of cutting people down...especially when they're doing something selfless and to help others. Sorry ur life sucks, but honestly...fix yourself!

      August 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      While Joe may be crass and immature in his response, I have to ask, Anon, do YOU know Fox? How do you know she's a "nice and caring person"? How do you know this wasn't some publicity ploy to improve her seriously tarnished image? Look, they wrote an article about it and she's getting publicity. Compared to what she made for the Transformer movies, she probably got a pittance for this video. Grow up, little girl.

      August 9, 2010 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Megan

      joe, more like 100,000

      August 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jeannie

    How very digusting!!!! This is one of the most distastful videos I have ever seen. What a nasty thing to glorify!!!

    August 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • N

      It glorifies nothing, Jeannie. You clearly misunderstand the message of the video.

      August 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      You must have been living under a rock. Why would people who experienced domestic violence in their life want to glorify it. You probably the type that would stay in your house and gossip on the phone about your neighbors domestic abuse instead of doing anything to help.

      August 7, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      you missed it ! go back to bed with your chocolate and bon bons

      August 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      close your eyes, Jeannie. I heard that real world problems disappear. I do it all time time, "There is no such thing as AIDS", "there is no such thing as poverty", "there is no such thing as domestic violence"

      The best thing all of us can do is keep any signs of these things hidden from the public.

      August 9, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  22. Lyn

    Good for her!

    August 6, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. n

    My respect for Megan Fox just got a nice boost.

    August 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |

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