Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was attacked while leaving an Arizona restaurant on Tuesday night, TMZ .
The incident occurred at Elements restaurant in Scottsdale, where Weinstein was dining with his “sober coach.” A man going by “Steve” was seated at the table next to him and reportedly complimented Weinstein and asked for a photo. At this point, the accounts of how the night unfolded diverge: he says Weinstein grew “belligerent” while the restaurant manager says Weinstein declined and was “very sweet about it.”
As Weinstein and his coach were leaving the restaurant, Steve — who admits he had “quite a bit to drink” — says he punched Weinstein twice and berated him. The manager says the punches didn’t connect. , filmed by Steve’s companion and obtained by TMZ, shows what actually happened: he gave Weinstein two short backhanded slaps to the face and added “You’re a piece of sh-t. Get the f-ck out of here. You’re a piece of sh-t. F-cking with those women. Get the f-ck out here.” You can watch the clip.
The first round of long-rumored sexual harassment and assault allegations against Weinstein emerged on October 5, 2017 and he from his company a few days later. Since then, several other women have come forward with their stories about Weinstein.