Transformers director Michael Bay is demanding "a sincere public apology" from two men who have filed suit over allegations a bodyguard working for the star beat them in a violent incident in 2008.
The moviemaker has been left fuming after Joshua Stewart and Paul Klimczak claimed a security guard employed by Bay pistol-whipped them outside a Hollywood nightclub.
Bay's attorney, Marty Singer, has blasted the allegations, insisting the director has never employed a personal bodyguard and wasn't even at the club at the time of the incident.
Singer has now sent a legal letter to the pair demanding they dismiss their claim and apologies for the "absurd lawsuit".
An excerpt from the letter, obtained by TMZ.com, reads, "The claims asserted against Mr. Bay are false and fabricated. We demand immediate dismissal... of the complaint against Mr. Bay, as well as a sincere public apology...
"This is a textbook case of malicious prosecution. It is readily apparent that your clients' outlandish claims against Mr. Bay have no factual or legal basis."