Miles Teller was jumped by two men & punched in the face during his Maui vacation


Whenever I see Miles Teller on-screen, I’m always taken aback by how he tends to tower over his costars. His height is listed as only six feet, but on-screen, he definitely seems taller and bigger. He seems like he has the kind of presence where other men just avoid f–king with him. Except that two men decided to f–k with him in Maui, where he was vacationing with his wife, Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers. Miles and Keleigh were dining out and Miles got jumped in a restaurant bathroom. This was TMZ’s initial story:

Miles Teller was assaulted during his vacation in Hawaii … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the incident occurred Wednesday at the Monkeypod Kitchen on the island of Maui, where Miles and his wife, Keleigh Sperry, were eating dinner. Sources who were at the restaurant tell TMZ, Miles was in the bathroom when a man confronted him and punched him in the face. We’re told the 2 got into it outside the bathroom and Miles screamed that he was going to press charges.

Miles and Keleigh left the restaurant … he did not appear to be seriously injured.

We’re told the man who punched Miles allegedly was a wedding planner who claimed Miles owed him $60,000 for services he performed for Miles’ wedding in Maui back in 2019. Our eyewitnesses claim the man was complaining to Miles he had not gotten paid.

Cops confirm the incident went down Wednesday at around 7:30 PM. No one was arrested but cops say they’re investigating.

[From TMZ]

Hours after TMZ’s story came out, Keleigh took to her IG to say that the part about Miles owing the guy money was false, and that Miles was actually jumped by two men:

Miles Teller’s wife, Keleigh Sperry Teller, is speaking out after her husband was attacked during the couple’s Hawaii vacation this week. Shortly after reports surfaced Friday that the actor was punched in the face at a restaurant in Hawaii, Sperry Teller, 28, released a statement on her Instagram Story, confirming that an altercation had occurred, while disputing reports that it was over an unpaid bill.

“The story reported about Miles being punched in the face by @TMZ over ‘money’ is completely false,” she 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, who vacationed in Hawaii with her fiancé Aaron Rodgers and the couple, also shared the message on her Instagram Story.

On Saturday, Teller tweeted in response to Pat McAfee, who mocked the actor’s incident on Twitter with a clip from WWE. “I got jumped by two guys in a bathroom. Never met them before in my life but ya cool wrestling segue bud,” Teller told McAfee, who later apologized.

[From People]

“…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…” Ah, so it was like a literal tourist trap scam, they were probably trying to get his wallet or his watch or something. That’s really screwed up. My first thought wasn’t that it was some kind of unpaid wedding vendor or some kind of horrible tourist scam. My first thought was that it could have been something like what happened to Kim Kardashian in Paris, where people were monitoring Keleigh’s social media to figure out where Miles and Keleigh were and that the Tellers were directly targeted. But now it sounds like those two men regularly jump tourists. Awful.

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Photos courtesy of Keleigh Teller’s IG.

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  1. Abby says:

    This seems sus…

    • Mtec says:

      Yeah the owing money story is so specific, makes me think there may be some truth in that too. But who knows.

      • Bryn says:

        Even if it was true its still no excuse to corner someone in a bathroom and attack them.

      • MissMarirose says:

        If someone owes you $60,000, you sue them in a court of law. You don’t jump them in a restaurant bathroom. That’s just ridiculous.

      • Hoot says:

        Nah, definitely not buying it.

    • Myjobistoprincess says:

      They dont mention anything being robbed – it is suspicious and even more if the wedding was held in Maui – it is very specific. Hope he’s ok. This ruins a vacay…

  2. Poisonella says:

    No arrests made? I think that alone is odd. I am inclined to believe Teller did stiff the wedding planner. A surgeon who was a pediatric specialist who did complicated abdominal procedures left California, and one of the reasons was the “stars” felt their status precluded them from paying the guy. Now Teller’s wedding was featured in Vogue- maybe they felt the publicity was worth $60 G? If this is a “tourist scam”, I think the cops would want to squash an incident like this- considering tourism is their bread and butter.

    • MM2 says:

      As women especially, we should understand that an arrest, or lack there of, means nothing when it comes to guilt, innocence or what happened. I don’t have a horse in this race, so not getting into the story, but just a reminder that this knee jerk reaction of using a lack of an arrest to call someone a liar is a tool used against women and bipoc that should be left in the dust bin. The police don’t care about the truth, they care about upholding the status quo.

  3. FYI says:

    Tourist scam? No. They didn’t rob him. The guy’s wife was in fact Teller’s wedding planner. I’d find it hard to believe this was random.

    • Kebbie says:

      They know the identity of the guys who assaulted him? How have they not been arrested yet?

    • Ainsley7 says:

      Yeah, I think both stories out there are technically true. I think the man punched him because they never paid his wife. However, I also think it’s likely that they never met their wedding planner’s husband. So, from their perspective, it was an attack by a total stranger for no reason. They probably haven’t pressed charges because they’ve made some sort of agreement behind the scenes.

    • teecee says:

      Who would ever hire this woman now? Even if Teller did stiff her, the appropriate response is to file a lawsuit and possibly tip off the press to speed up the settlement process. But now? I would never choose a contractor whose husband might attack me or someone connected to me. What a very stupid man.

  4. Penguin says:

    I know this isn’t on her but i hate how her name is keleigh. Is Kelly to passé these days?

    • Elizabeth says:

      Actually… Kelly is the anglicized version of the Irish Gaelic name usually spelled Ceallaigh. Keleigh is closer to the original, actual, Irish name.

  5. Tanguerita says:

    Well, he’s always had a very punchable face.

    • Abby says:

      I hate that this was my first thought!

      If this is true I do feel bad for them. It just seems shady, all the details are weird.

    • Alice says:

      Was literally about to type the same thing lol. I cannot stand him and avoid watching any movies that he is in.

    • Dss says:

      Yes he does. I do not advocate violence but Miles Teller’s baseline personality seems to be entitled arrogant a**hole

    • Jo73c says:

      That’s what I thought too. I mean, you shouldn’t act on it, but I can understand the impulse to lay one on him.

  6. Lady Luna says:

    I lived in Maui for many years and the police would never let this happen more than once. I can assure you that someone who knew of the situation saw him there and through the coconut wireless the guys showed up. It’s a small island and people talk.

  7. Ellie says:

    Sounds like he bumped into the two people who paid to see Fantfourstic…

  8. Sunnydaze says:

    I think there was an update on this, something, something, one of the robbers was ID’d and his wife was the wedding planner. I read it super late last night on my Google feed, but I do remember there was an update…

  9. Emily says:

    Even if the robbers’ story is true, it doesn’t excuse what happened. If he owes you that kind of money just take him to court like a normal person.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Well hello, privilege! You do like to call yourself a “normal person” as you hide in plain site.

      An unpaid 60k bill can make or break a small business. If this is over him/them not paying their wedding planner (which is one of the industries dominated by women owned small businesses), I hope they punched him good and solid. Especially if he had the nerve to come back for vacation and just be traipsing around the island. Beat. His. Ass.

      Pay your fkn bills when people provide you a service.

      PS- everyone Donald Trump has shafted for bills should get to punch his face, too.

      The courts are a route of privilege for some people. When someone messes with your livelihood, the most direct and clear route to register a complaint is a beat down, not a judge.

      • teecee says:

        Well now she’s going to go bankrupt because no one will hire her again. So shortsighted.

      • goofpuff says:

        Except there’s no law that says assault is justified for an unpaid bill.

      • Truthbetold says:

        Well unfortunately it hasn’t broken this business because they are still here conning others. The sum they claim is owed was likely just their bloated markups on services the Tellers never agreed to or signed off on. Also every wedding biz I know collects the balance at least two weeks before the wedding, sums like that 30-90 days. The 60k is a ludicrous made up number cuz I’ve also heard that it was 40k, next week it will probably be a 100k. It doesn’t matter if it was a million. You don’t go around punching people! Periodt. That’s not how adults solve their issues and especially business dealings. This isn’t the mafia ffs, it’s the wedding industry.

      • Eurydice says:

        I think a judge would have a different view.

  10. Jess says:

    “ where he was vacationing with his wife, Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers.”

    I thought his wife was Shailene at first and had a lot of questions 🤣 Oxford commas are still necessary!

    • Anne Call says:

      Yeah there should be an “and” after wife and before Shailene.

    • Jenn says:

      I am a big fan of the Oxford comma and generally dislike AP Style, but I think WITH an Oxford comma it would sound even MORE like Shailene Woodley is Miles Teller’s wife…? I don’t know.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      I’m not a fan of the Oxford comma. If there was a comma afte Shailene’s name, would have thought they were saying Shailene was his wife.

      Very strange story. If money is owed-Miles should pay.

  11. Truthbetold says:

    I actually have inside knowledge of these people and the situation. The wedding planner and her husband are straight up grifters. They have also tormented,
    Bullied and intimidated their way to the top conning their clients into spending more, shorting vendors and their staff. They’ve paid for negative reviews to be removed, paid for more social media followers and have several shady dealings. This isn’t the husbands first attack in a restaurant of all places. He has a current restraining order out against him. It’s Public record. Even if someone may owe you money, you don’t ever lay your hands on someone. The thug is violent and a moronic Trumper to boot.
    The wife, the planner, is a mess too. She gets drunk at her clients weddings, makes inappropriate passes at the guests, has assaulted a groom, been arrested at her own event and has been banned from several venues. She’s had a terrible reputation among the industry for years and it’s high time she is held accountable because the Tellers along with other clients are taking this to court. Hopefully it will bleed them dry and they have no choice but to hightail it off the island.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Who keeps hiring this woman? Yikes!

      • Tanya says:

        Yeah it doesn’t make any sense that a wedding planner would incur that much in expenses.

    • Dee Kay says:

      Oh wow thanks for sharing @Truthbetold. Egads!!!

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Yes, if someone owes you money, you don’t attack them physically but legally.

    • observer says:

      wow, and here i had read the tmz update about the “random guy/s” being married to the wedding planner wife and assumed that meant that, despite the behavior of her husband, maybe she had dealt with her anger but he hadn’t and then took it out on miles for legitimately not paying (which he is douchey enough that i can *easily imagine* he might try to do that)

      just illuminates all the usual things we need to be careful about when making assumptions…

      …OR about believing random people on the internet claiming to have inside scoops. yeah, THAT.

  12. Amanda says:

    This story sounds fishy, something is being held back. And while punching someone over owing money isn’t good, the likelihood of getting $60,000 that’s owed to a small business/non famous person from an entitled celebrity is unlikely. Court fees alone could kill a small business while it’s a drop in the bucket for this guy. Sorry but I don’t buy the version him and his generic Instagram wife are selling.

    • Nina says:

      It does sound fishy. If someone punched me over a debt, there’s no way I am not pressing charges. We can sort out the issue regarding the debt later but that handsy thug is going down.

      Maybe he had it done for some publicity because it’s not like he is setting the world alight with his artistic genius/performance

    • Coraline says:

      I agree. And someone posted earlier about privileged people finding it easy to say “well, just take the Tellers to court.” I agree with that, too. It’s not easy for small businesses to fight these things in court. Shame on the Tellers for not paying up – that’s what I think happened. Somehow or another they didn’t pay what they owed. Punching someone in the face is not ok, but if you try to scoot by on being a celeb and not paying, well you’re putting yourself into an under the law category and better expect old school consequences.
      To the poster that has the “inside scoop” about the caterer and her thug husband: No you don’t gave the inside scoop, and you’re probably Mrs Teller.

    • observer says:

      this was what i’ve been thinking for days (the story is multiple days old by now) but another commenters *claims* about the *alleged* behavior of the wedding planner couple has me now completely mystified as to what to believe.

  13. Sarcasm101 says:

    I have NO idea who he is. Sucks that this occurred.

  14. Jeanette Rushing says:

    Even if he didn’t pay someone, owing is no justification for assault. If this were a woman, arrests would have been made and the money would be non-issue. It would simply be a case of assault, not a he said she said discussion.

  15. Meredith says:

    Just here to say I love Monkeypod and I still think about their Mai Tais.