Miles Teller Speaks Out About Being Attacked During Hawaii Vacation

Miles Teller says he was recently "jumped by two guys" in Hawaii. He recently vacationed there with his wife Keleigh and newly engaged couple Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers.

By Corinne Heller May 30, 2021 7:12 PMTags
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UPDATE: Tre Lovell, an attorney for a man involved in the confrontation, said to E! News on Sunday, May 30, that the wife of a man who was part of the incident with Miles Teller was involved with the actor's 2019 wedding. The lawyer said in a statement, "My clients are considering legal action based upon the incident as well as on the parties' previous business dealings."

E! News has reached out to Miles' rep and Maui police for comment.


Miles Teller is speaking out after being attacked by "two guys" in Hawaii, where he recently vacationed with his wife, Keleigh Sperry, and his Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley and her fiancé Aaron Rodgers.

On Friday, May 28, Miles, 34, responded to a person who poked fun at the incident. The user shared a WWE Smackdown video on Twitter, writing, "WOW Miles Teller didn't even eat a shot that hard #SmackDown #SmackDAHN." The Whiplash! actor responded, "I got jumped by two guys in a bathroom. Never met them before in my life but ya cool wrestling segue bud."

Miles' wife also wrote on her Instagram Story on Friday that her husband was assaulted, but denied some details in a recent TMZ report, which claimed a man confronted and punched the actor in the face in the bathroom of the Monkeypod Kitchen restaurant in Maui on Wednesday, May 26. The outlet said the assailant sought money allegedly owed to his family for wedding planning services performed for the couple's 2019 wedding, which took place on the Hawaiian island. Miles was not seriously injured, TMZ added.

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"The story reported about Miles being punched in the face by @TMZ over 'money' is completely false," Keleigh wrote. "Miles was jumped by 2 men we have never met after they trapped him in a bathroom."

A Maui police spokesperson told Us Weekly on Friday, May 28, that on Wednesday evening, officers "responded to a report of an assault that occurred at a West Maui restaurant involving a male victim and one responsible party." The spokesperson did not name the victim or the assailant and said the incident is under investigation. No arrests have been made.

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On Thursday, May 27, Miles posted on Twitter a photo of himself and Keileigh sitting in what appears to be one the Monkeypod restaurant branches, with each holding the eatery's signature honey-lilikoi foam-topped Mai Tais.

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

(Originally published on Saturday, May 29, at 12:12 p.m. PT)