Video of Harvey Weinstein Physically Attacked by Angry Citizen Goes Viral
Footage shows disgraced Hollywood mogul receive backhanded slaps to the face
Disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been physically attacked any an angry citizen in a restaurant, with video of the incident going viral.
Footage shows the man approach the washed-up ex-Hollywood elite and call him a "piece of sh*t" before giving him two backhanded slaps to the face.
He then tells the besmirched film executive to "get the f*ck out" of the Scottsdale restaurant as Weinsteins dining partner attempts to cover the camera.
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The fracas took place at Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona when a man identified as Steve approached, began berating Weinstein before slapping him twice with the back of his hand, video shows.
According to TMZ, Weinstein was dining Tuesday night at Elements restaurant in Scottsdale when a guy named Steve approached him and asked for a photo.
Steve tells TMZ Weinstein was belligerent and said no, while a restaurant manager says Weinstein was "sweet" and politely declined.
Steve and Weinstein shook hands and sat down, but this video shows what happened when they were both leaving the restaurant around 9 PM.
Although the restaurant manager says Steve's hands never landed on Weinstein's face, you clearly see and hear Steve make contact twice, as he calls Weinstein "a piece of s***."
Steve told us he'd had "quite a bit to drink," and instructed his friend to record video as he walked up to Weinstein.
As we reported, Weinstein declined to call the police and left the restaurant.
"Our guests’ privacy is paramount at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Therefore, we are unable to provide a comment," a resort rep said in a statement to THR.
A rep for Weinstein responded in an email: "The TMZ report is accurate."
Paradise Valley police are aware of the assault, but a report has not been filed, Lt. Michael Cole, a department spokesman told THR.
If Weinstein were to file a report, police would investigate the matter as a misdemeanor assault, Cole said.
Weinstein left for Scottsdale after he was accused by numerous women of sexual assault in on-the-record stories published by the New York Times and the New Yorker in early October.
Weinstein has denied all the claims.
Since that time, dozens of women have come forward to share their stories of abuse allegedly at the hands of Weinstein.
Weinstein is under investigation by authorities in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and London.