Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein was shown being accosted by a diner at a Paradise Valley resort Tuesday night in a video posted on the tabloid-news website TMZ.
According to TMZ, the confrontation happened in Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley.
Weinstein’s representative Sallie Hofmeister told The Arizona Republic in an email that TMZ’s report was accurate and did not provide further comment.
TMZ reported that the producer, who is said to be undergoing rehab through the exclusive Meadows center in Wickenburg, was eating dinner with his “sober coach” at about 9 p.m. when a man at an adjacent table asked to take a photo with him. Weinstein declined.
When Weinstein and the coach got up to leave, the other diner told his friend to start filming what was about to occur, TMZ reported.
The video shows the man walking up to Weinstein and saying, “You’re such a piece of s— for what you did to these women,” and slapping him in the face twice. Weinstein is seen caught off-guard.
TMZ reported that Weinstein declined to call police and left the restaurant. The Paradise Valley Police Department told The Arizona Republic that it had received no calls from the restaurant’s location nor reports about the incident.
Lt. Michael Cole, a spokesman for the police department, said no report has been filed but that Paradise Valley police would pursue an investigation if there were a cooperative victim. Cole said he saw the video and that if Weinstein were to file a report, the department would investigate it as a misdemeanor assault.
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Source: USA Today