TMZ: Harvey Weinstein attacked at Paradise Valley restaurant

Danny Woods
January 11, 2018

A drunk bystander attacked Harvey Weinstein when he was at a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the 9th of January, Tuesday.

The former movie mogul was leaving the Arizona eaterie last night when the man aimed two punches at him - causing him to stagger backwards.

Steve had gone up to Weinstein, 65, earlier in the evening and asked him to take a photo, but Weinstein declined, a restaurant manager told TMZ.

"You're such a piece of s-t for what you did to these women" he said in the video.

The man, named Steve, returned to his table but approached the producer again as he got up to leave, urging his dinner companion to capture the meeting on his cellphone camera. Steve tells TMZ he had "quite a bit to drink", told his friend to fire up his cell phone and shoot video of what was about to happen.

While the manager claimed that neither attempted backhand hit Weinstein, in the video, two clear slaps can be heard.

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More than 50 women have come forward and accused Weinstein of sexual assault that began #MeToo movement.

Following these cases and reports, Weinstein was terminated from his organization, restricted from the Producer's Guild of America and removed from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Original reports stated that Weinstein had been punched in the face. Weinstein declined an offer to call police, no doubt wanting to avoid any kind of press whatsoever, and all parties were said to have left the restaurant.

Back in October, TMZ reported that Weinstein flew from Los Angeles to Arizona for treatment in an inpatient program.

Weinstein has vehemently denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

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