It's probably surprising a story like this has taken this long to pop up, but there you go: Harvey Weinstein has been attacked in a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. TMZ reports that a fellow diner, identified as "Steve", nearby asked for a photo and complimented Weinstein, and the disgraced mogul declined. While he did call him out for his treatment of women, to us, the fact that Steve had asked for a photo and then got his friend to film the encounter smacks of wanting attention, too.
The incident happened at around 9pm as Weinstein left the restaurant in Scottsdale.
Steve says he walked up to Weinstein and said, "You're such a piece of s*** for what you did to these women", and then punched him in the face twice. Steve says Weinstein became belligerent and told him to buzz off.
Steve also informed the celebrity gossip website that he had "quite a bit to drink" before he went up to Weinstein.
In the video, Weinstein can be seen stumbling after being slapped while the man with him attempts to blocked the camera.
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Harvey Weinstein in 2012
Lt. Michael Cole, the department spokesperson told THR, Paradise Valley police know about the assault, but a complaint has not been filed yet. Among the accusers were actresses Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwyneth Paltrow.
In spite of the fact that the previous studio head has admitted to some wrongdoing and looked for proficient help, his representative has said that "any claims of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".
Contrary to rumors that Weinstein was in Los Angeles during the Golden Globes last week, Weinstein's reps confirmed he was NOT in Hollywood, and was in Arizona the whole time.
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