Miles Teller and his wife, Keleigh Sperry Teller, are clarifying what exactly happened that led to Teller getting punched in the face at a restaurant in Hawaii this week.
Teller and his wife are vacationing in Hawaii alongside his Divergent costar Shailene Woodley and her boyfriend, Aaron Rodgers. A report came out on Friday from TMZ that Teller had been assaulted on Wednesday at a restaurant in Maui, and that the assailant “was a wedding planner who claimed Miles owed him $60,000 for services he performed for Miles’ wedding in Maui back in 2019.”
Sperry Teller, however, released a statement on her Instagram Story disputing TMZ’s report that the altercation occurred over an unpaid bill. “The story reported about Miles being punched in the face by @TMZ over ‘money’ is completely false,” Sperry Teller wrote. “Miles was jumped by 2 men we have never met after they trapped him in a bathroom. It seems these same men have done this to many people and we appreciate your support Maui. This is now a criminal investigation.” Shailene Woodley also reposted that message as well.
Miles spoke out on Twitter for the first time since allegedly being jumped by two men while on vacation in Hawaii.
Pat McAfee commented on the story while showing a clip from WWE “Smackdown” showing one performer dealing a massive uppercut to his opponent in which he joked that “Miles Teller didn’t even eat a shot that hard.”
“I got jumped by two guys in a bathroom. Never met them before in my life but ya cool wrestling segue bud,” the actor wrote.
“Miles.. I apologize for not knowing the whole story. I will fix my position and make it right… with that being said, it was a pretty good segue,” he wrote.
A police spokesperson told People that officers “responded to a report of an assault that occurred at a West Maui restaurant involving a male victim and one responsible party.”