Yes, Michael Bay was attacked in Hong Kong this week while filming Transformers 4.
But the director took to his blog today and clarified exactly what went down, saying the actual bizarre event differed from what most reports said about it.
"Some drugged up guys were being belligerent asses to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong," Bay wrote. "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."
According to the initial story, two brothers randomly went after Bay and demanded nearly $13,000.
But Bay says the incident came down to a local vendor asking for four times more than what the film was paying other vendors for their "inconvenience."
"I personally told this man and his friends to forget it we were not going to let him extort us. He didn't like that answer," the director blogged. "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. But it took seven big guys to subdue him. It was like a Zombie in Brad Pitt's movie World War Z - he lifted seven guys up and tried to bite them. He actually bit into one of the guards Nike shoe, insane. Thank god it was an Air Max, the bubble popped, but the toe was saved."
Wow. That sounds like the kind of action scene that would be featured in... a Michael Bay movie.
"It took fifteen Hong Kong cops in riot gear to deal with these punks," Bay concluded. "In all, four guys were arrested for assaulting the officers. After that, we had a great day shooting here in Hong Kong."