The search is on for a Daytime Emmy Award-winning producer who is wanted by the police on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after being accused of allegedly stabbing his roommate in their Studio City, California home.
The producer in question is Andre Bauth (who’s real name is Andre Salaman Bautista). Andre took home a Daytime Emmy this past April for the hit online Emmy-winning soap opera, The Bay!
According to reports, which began from local CBS news in Los Angeles and has now made it’s way to mainstream entertainment outlets, actor Clayton Haymes claims his landlord and manager Andre Bauth attacked him Tuesday morning after an argument ensued about the Oscars.
Haymes related what happened prior to his stabbing to the chest. The actor says a group of roommates had returned home from dinner and drinks when Bauth told them he would win five Oscars one day: “When he said ‘five Oscars,’ we all just kinda laughed a little bit, and he got really upset.”
Haymes claims Bauth chased him into a room and swung at him with a kitchen knife a couple of times before allegedly stabbing him. He then reportedly fled the scene and has not been seen since. As of Thursday night, the LAPD were still looking for him.
Even more bizarre is that aside from their tenant-landlord relationship Haymes and Bauth are both appearing in a film called El Landlord which Bauth produced. Haymes said the film was about a man with Hollywood aspirations who rents out his home to people, and ends up killing some of his tenants!
Tonight, On-Air On-Soaps spoke with The Bay’s creator, Gregori J. Martin on the incident and to clarify Bauth’s involvement with the series. Martin said in a statement: “Andre was a producer on The Bay in credit only, who helped facilitate locations for previous episodes of the series. At the current time The Bay’s core producers have not been in touch with Andre and to my knowledge have not been for several months. We are all just learning about the details of the incident just like everyone else. Anytime Andre Bauth visited the set, he was always a very nice guy, so this news comes to us as completely unexpected. This is terrible news and we hope everything gets resolved quickly.”
Below watch the CBS 2 News report on the alleged stabbing. Then, let us know what you think of this bizarre case!