Michael Bay Assaulted In Hong Kong While Shooting ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
Michael Bay was allegedly the victim of an assault on Thursday that took place on a street in Hong Kong, where he’s currently filming Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Police in Hong Kong neglected to include the director’s surname in their report, identifying him solely as a foreign man named “Michael.” However, details of the report indicate that it was in fact Michael Bay. For one, the attack that began at 8:44 a.m. occurred near the scheduled filming of Transformers 4 on King’s Road in Chaiwan.
Bay reportedly did not go to the hospital following the assault, but did suffer a facial injury, according to CNN. On Twitter, the director’s company said that they were tracking the situation in Hong Kong.
In the police report, it was stated that two brothers – aged 27 and 28 – threatened Bay with violence if he did not cough up 100,00 Hong Kong dollars (roughly $12,000 USD). When the director refused, the Mak bothers allegedly launched their attack. Police intervened in the assault, three of which sustained minor injuries of their own.
The director eventually released a statement through his company’s Twitter account, relaying the entire chain of events. According to Bay, “drugged up guys” were causing a scene near the Transformers set and were trying to extort Bay and some of the actors. A confrontation later ensued an hour after Bay refused to pay up.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is slated to hit theaters June 27, 2014.
– Chelsea Regan
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