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Actor Miles Teller tests positive for Covid after refusing the vaccine and shuts down production

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Whiplash star Miles Teller was unvaccinated and refused a Covid test before testing positive on a Hollywood set, halting production, a senior industry source has claimed.

Filming for Paramount Plus series The Offer was halted on Sunday after a production member tested positive for the virus, a studio spokesperson said.

And a source close to the executive team for the show told DailyMail.com that patient is Teller, 34, and that the actor had refused to get a vaccine or previous Covid test before testing positive on the set in Los Angeles.

Miles Teller is not vaccinated. He wouldn’t even pass the test,” the source told DailyMail.com. “Now he brought the virus to the set and the whole set had to be shut down.”

The star’s publicist, Lauren Hozempa, told DailyMail.com: “Your facts are incorrect,” but declined to elaborate.

Property records list Teller’s address as a $2.5 million home in Studio City, Los Angeles. A woman who answered the intercom at the property told DailyMail.com she did not know him, even though a UPS delivery card taped to the intercom was addressed to M. Teller.

Filming for Paramount Plus series The offer was halted on Sunday after a production member tested positive for the virus. A source close to the executive team for the show told DailyMail.com that the Covid patient was 34-year-old actor Miles Teller. The source said Teller had refused to get a vaccine or previous Covid test before testing positive on the set in Los Angeles

Teller stars in The Offer, a show about the making of The Godfather, alongside Giovanni Ribisi, Collin Hanks, Matthew Goode, Juno Temple and Dan Fogler

Teller stars in The Offer, a show about the making of The Godfather, alongside Giovanni Ribisi, Collin Hanks, Matthew Goode, Juno Temple and Dan Fogler

Teller, who starred in The Spectacular Now and the Divergent series, stars in The Offer, a show about the making of the 1972 blockbuster film The Godfather, alongside Giovanni Ribisi, Collin Hanks, Matthew Goode, Juno Temple and Dan Fogler.

Property records list Teller's address as a $2.5 million home in Studio City, Los Angeles.  A woman who answered the intercom at the property told DailyMail.com she didn't know him, even though a UPS delivery card taped to the intercom was addressed to M. Teller

Property records list Teller’s address as a $2.5 million home in Studio City, Los Angeles. A woman who answered the intercom at the property told DailyMail.com she didn’t know him, even though a UPS delivery card taped to the intercom was addressed to M. Teller

“As a precautionary measure, we have temporarily halted production… We will continue to follow all safety protocols and monitor the situation closely,” a spokesperson for Paramount Television Studios told Deadline on Sunday.

HBO’s Westworld also paused production for several days last week after discovering covid-19 among its crew.

FX’s American Horror Story has also recently temporarily stopped filming after an outbreak.

Francis Ford Coppola directed the classic film The Godfather, an adaptation of Mario Puzo’s bestseller.

The Offer dramatizes two-time Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy’s experience in making the film. Teller plays Ruddy in the show.

The actor also stars in Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the classic Tom Cruise film, which is set to release in November.

Teller has enjoyed post-lockdown freedom in recent months, vacationing in Hawaii with his wife Keleigh Sperry Teller, 28, his Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley and her NFL star fiancé Aaron Rodgers.

Teller has enjoyed post-lockdown freedom in recent months, vacationing in Hawaii with his wife Keleigh Sperry Teller, 28, his Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley and her NFL star fiancé Aaron Rodgers.

Teller has enjoyed post-lockdown freedom in recent months, vacationing in Hawaii with his wife Keleigh Sperry Teller, 28, his Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley and her NFL star fiancé Aaron Rodgers.

In another photo, all four of them came down a slope into the hilly landscape posing gracefully

In another photo, all four of them came down a slope into the hilly landscape posing gracefully

However, the trip was not without a few hiccups. TMZ reported that while the four were having dinner at Monkeypod Kitchen on Maui on May 26, Teller was confronted in the restroom and punched in the face by an unknown man.

The Offer dramatizes the experience of two-time Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy (pictured at the 1972 Oscars) in the making of the film.  Teller plays Ruddy in the show

The Offer dramatizes the experience of two-time Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy (pictured at the 1972 Oscars) in the making of the film. Teller plays Ruddy in the show

The actor reportedly ‘screamed that he was going to press charges’. Police say they are investigating, but have not made any arrests yet.

TMZ reported that the alleged attacker’s wife had planned Teller and Sperry’s glamorous 2019 wedding in Maui, but the couple reportedly still owed $60,000.

Tre Lovell, a lawyer for the alleged attacker, told E! News: “I understand the altercation was a dispute over money related to the couple’s wedding.

“We are currently evaluating my clients’ legal claims that may exist around the incident, the statements made about the incident and the parties’ past business dealings.

“My clients are considering legal action based on both the incident and the parties’ previous business dealings.”

The wedding planner and her husband have since been identified as Lorrie and Russell Nielson.

Sperry wrote on Instagram after the incident: ‘Miles was jumped by 2 men we’ve never met after they locked him in a bathroom. It seems the same guys have done this to a lot of people and we appreciate your support Maui. This is now a criminal investigation.’

Teller was not seriously injured in the incident, although he was seen with a black eye days after the altercation.

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