Michael Bay Attacked on Set of 'Transformers 4' — Not By Megatron
Early Thursday morning, it was reported that while on the Hong Kong set of his latest project, Transformers 4, director Michael Bay was attacked by two brothers.The two men allegedly demanded HK$100,00, which is equivalent of about $12,900. Bay was said to have been physically attacked and though he received minor facial injuries, declined medical attention.
Paramount has since responded to the reports, and though an incident did occur, it was very different than what was previously described, as Deadline reports. Apparently, a man "allegedly under the influence of a narcotic substance" (ya think?) rushed the set using with an air conditioner and swung it at Bay's head. Here's Paramount's full statement on the now even stranger event.
"The production company did have a bizarre encounter with a man (allegedly under the influence of a narcotic substance) who was wielding an air conditioning unit as a weapon. The man, who had earlier accosted several other crew members, rushed onto the set in Quarry Bay and swung the air conditioning unit directly at Bay’s head. The director ducked and wrested the air conditioner from his attacker, preventing what could have been a serious accident. The company’s security team quickly stepped in and subdued the assault. The police, who also scuffled with the assailant and two of his companions, ultimately arrested the three men. No one on the cast or crew was injured and the production immediately resumed filming without further incident."
Turns out, in the true version, Bay is quite the hero. He must've been paying attention to his leading men all these years.