By Jennifer Armstrong
October 06, 2010 at 02:22 PM EDT

Two men who named director Michael Bay in a lawsuit claiming his security guard hit them in the face with a pistol are dropping the claim and apologizing for including Bay in the suit, according to documents published by TMZ. In a letter to Bay, the men ask for his forgiveness: “Mr. Bay should not have been included in that action and the claims against him are being dismissed without prejudice,” wrote the lawyer for Joshua James Stewart and Paul Klimczak. The letter goes on to say that the lawyer’s office received information proving Bay was not present at the nightclub where the incident allegedly happened.