Michael Bay Talks Hong Kong Assault
Clearing up exactly what went down on the set of his new movie in Hong Kong on Thursday (October 17), Michael Bay took to his website to set the record straight.
As previously reported by GossipCenter, the director was attacked by local business owners who wanted money for the loss of revenue due to the interruption from filming.
According to the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" filmmaker, "Yes, some drugged up guys were being belligerent a**es to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong. One guy rolled metal carts into some of my actors trying to shake us down for thousands of dollars to not play his loud music or hit us with bricks."
After explaining that other vendors were fairly paid for the inconvenience they would encounter and that he refused to be extorted, Michael continued, "So an hour later he came by my crew as we were shooting, carrying a long air conditioner unit. He walked right up to me and tried to smack my face, but I ducked threw the air unit on the floor and pushed him away. That’s when the security jumped on him."
Four men were arrested for assaulting the Hong Kong police who responded to the incident and Mr. Bay concludes, "After that, we had a great day shooting here in Hong Kong."
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