Paramount releases statement on Michael Bay attack on Transformers set
There’s a reason we don’t publish unconfirmed reports on our site, although they make terrific headlines, they are most often inaccurate. You may have heard a story this morning that Micahael Bay was ‘assaulted’ on the set of Transformers, Paramount has clarified those statements, and it’s not exactly as it was first reported by other outlets.
While filming in Hong Kong, on the set of ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’, Michael Bay did run into an angry person on set, though he was not harmed during the attack. The official statement from Paramount is as followed:
“Contrary to several erroneous news reports made today, Bay did not get hurt in a fight on set,” said Paramount. “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.”