LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) â Hollywood action film director and producer Michael Bay was injured Thursday after he was reportedly assaulted on the set of his latest “Transformers” sequel, according to reports.
Police say two brothers approached Bay on the set of “Transformers 4” in Hong Kong and demanded payment of nearly $13,000, according to Reuters.READ MORE: 'Banksy: Genius Or Vandal' Exhibit To Open In Early October
When Bay refused to pay, one of the brothers assaulted Bay, along with three police officers who tried to intervene, Reuters reported.
According to Variety, which cited a Paramount spokesman, a man âallegedly under the influence of narcoticsâ stormed on set and swung an air conditioner unit at Bayâs head.
The filmmaker behind box office hits including “Armageddon” and “Bad Boys” then âducked and wrested the air conditioner from his attacker, preventing what could have been a serious accident,” according to the statement reported by Variety.READ MORE: Latino Restaurant Association Kicks Off DINE LATINO Restaurant Week
Police said the younger brother was arrested on suspicion of blackmail and assault, while the elder brother was also arrested on suspicion of assault, according to the report.
It was not immediately clear why the brothers were demanding payment.
Bay suffered injuries to the right side of his face, but declined medical treatment following the alleged assault. The injuries were not considered serious, police told Reuters.
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There was no immediate comment from Bay or his representatives.