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Michael Bay Sued Over Pistol-Whipping

8/24/2010 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE:  Michael Bay's lawyer Marty Singer tells TMZ ... "The lawsuit is an absurd and fabricated claim.  Michael Bay has never had private security or a bodyguard.  On the evening in question, Michael was having dinner with 6 other couples at an adjacent restaurant and never even went to the club."

Michael Bay
has been sued by two men who claim Bay's private security guard pistol-whipped them unconscious at a Hollywood nightclub.

Michael Bay Sued

In a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ ... Joshua Stewart and Paul Klimczak claim on August 24, 2008, they were at Kiss Nightclub when they got into a scuffle with a man they claim is Bay's private security guard.

According to the suit, the man was intoxicated ... yet the club -- also a defendant -- continued to serve him alcohol. 

The suit claims club security kicked the plaintiffs out along with the security guard, placing them in close proximity with each other.  The dispute continued outside the club when the plaintiffs claim they tried to just walk away.  It was then, they say, when Bay's security guard struck them in the head with a handgun, rendering both of them unconscious.

The plaintiffs were taken by ambulance to a hospital, where they were treated for broken teeth, broken bones, facial contusions and other injuries.  They say Bay's security guard left the scene.

The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, does not reveal what started the fight.

Bay, who has directed "Transformers," "Armageddon," and "Pearl Harbor," is being sued because the guard allegedly was under his control.

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16.

Criss    

Why not sue him over the movies he's made?

1485 days ago
17.

Dane    

Bay is THE MAN, love the guy.


Who the hell are these two morons, and who the F is waiting 2 years to sue??

Epic fail on their part.

1485 days ago
18.

Bad Buoys    

Fake. If Michael Bay was involved it would've been in slo mo with a lens flare with a useless hot chick diving from an explosion.

Posted at 5:22 PM on Aug 24, 2010 by Laker
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Or it would start as a ground shot from behind and in slow motion, move around and up into a face reaction shot.

1485 days ago
19.

Shitageddon    

Michael Bay needs security guards?

Is he afraid of people who might ask for their money back for the crappy movies he's made or produced?

1485 days ago
20.

Julianna    

Micheal Bay did nothing wrong!!!!! These guys suing are a bunch of losers. They will get nothing.

1485 days ago
21.

anony    

Who cares? Bay is still a talentless hack s***bag no matter who gets beaten up, besides his audience.

1485 days ago
22.

andy    

I'm not really certain as to why people are so critical regarding the story depth of a typical Michael Bay movie. People know what they are going to experience when they buy the ticket or later buy the dvd / blu ray disc. Say what you will, but he has had more blockbuster type hits than many producers and creators within the business. The "Transformers" franchise is here to stay for many years, and classic Bay hits such as "Bad Boys", "Bad Boys 2", "Armageddon", and others still generate dvd / blu-ray sales, and generate cable/sattelite revenue. To be honest, one of my all time favorite Michael Bay movies was the extremely underrated "The Island" with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. The support actors were incredible, lead acting very believable, and the story and action was very strong with many twists. If you are a sci fi or action/adventure fan at all, . . . try "The Island"!!!

1485 days ago
23.

Mike    

First: only two of individuals were thrown out of club

Second: The assailant was arrested and over 50 people were detained by police and actually 4 people were injured and there were over 35-40 Police and a Police bus brought to scene

Third: There is a substantial Police Report and entire area was locked down for over 5 hours

Fourth: Assailant was found guilty and is in Jail or was put in jail his vurrent status unknown

Fifth The club was locked down and CCTV was taken by Police as part of investigation

Sixth: There were statements from over 20 individuals taken and given to Police

Seventh: Party that involved two plaintiff involved many people

One of the Defendants was not even close to intoxicated as only had two drinks all night

Final: All Parties involved are named in suit as Club and Restaurant is primary and Assailant named or stated he was body guard for Michael Bay and Police provided that information. Assailant was arrested and weapon was confiscated and used as evidence against party in his charge.

This is all public information and anyone can obtain report fro LAPD

1484 days ago
24.

Mike    

First: only two of individuals were thrown out of club

Second: The assailant was arrested and over 50 people were detained by police and actually 4 people were injured and there were over 35-40 Police and a Police bus brought to scene

Third: There is a substantial Police Report and entire area was locked down for over 5 hours

Fourth: Assailant was found guilty and is in Jail or was put in jail his vurrent status unknown

Fifth The club was locked down and CCTV was taken by Police as part of investigation

Sixth: There were statements from over 20 individuals taken and given to Police

Seventh: Party that involved two plaintiff involved many people

One of the Defendants was not even close to intoxicated as only had two drinks all night

Final: All Parties involved are named in suit as Club and Restaurant is primary and Assailant named or stated he was body guard for Michael Bay and Police provided that information. Assailant was arrested and weapon was confiscated and used as evidence against party in his charge.

This is all public information and anyone can obtain report fro LAPD

1484 days ago
25.

Richard     

Security guards at nightclubs do this stuff all the time and usually without reason. I was the victim of assualt myself.

1467 days ago
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