Man slaps sacked Hollywood’s Weinstein over picture
Disgraced Hollywood filmmaker Harvey Weinstein was slapped by a fellow restaurant patron at a luxury resort in Arizona on Tuesday night, a video obtained by TMZ shows.
According to the gossip site, the movie mogul was eating dinner at the Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his “sober coach” when he was approached by two men sitting next to him.
One of the men named Steve told TMZ he asked Weinstein for a picture after telling him how much he loves his movies. According to Steve, Weinstein then became belligerent and turned him down.
However, the manager of Elements told TMZ Weinstein was “very sweet” and simply told Steve, “I’d rather not take a picture right now.”
Steve, who had his friend videotape the interaction, said he approached Weinstein again at around 9 p.m., when the former movie producer got up to leave.
Steve, who admitted he had “quite a bit to drink,” walked up to Weinstein in the video and slapped him twice on the face.
“You’re such a piece of s—t for what you did to these women” he said in the video.
More than 60 women have accused Weinstein, 65, of sexual misconduct. Since his sexual abuse scandal broke in October, Weinstein was dropped by the studio he co-founded, and said he entered rehab to address his behaviour.
Weinstein has vehemently denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.