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Harvey Weinstein slapped by random man in Arizona restaurant

Harvey Weinstein slapped by random man in Arizona restaurant

Harvey Weinstein - the Hollywood producer accused of by multiple women of sexual assault - has been hit in the face twice while eating at a restaurant.

In a video posted Wednesday by TMZ.com, Weinstein, 65, and what the website identified as his sober coach are leaving Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Scottsdale when a dark-haired young man approaches Weinstein.

The man, Steve, told TMZ that Weinstein rudely told him no, though the restaurant manager said that Weinstein was "very sweet about it" and said, "I'd rather not take a picture right now", before the two shook hands and Steve sat back down. "You're a f--ing piece of s--". Steve claimed Weinstein was belligerent, but TMZ audio suggests that's not the case.

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.

According to Raw Story, Steve was drunk.

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Original reports stated that Weinstein had been punched in the face. Weinstein left the scene without calling the police.

In October, TMZ also reported that Weinstein arrived in Arizona for rehab.

Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita N'yongo and Ashley Judd are among the women to accuse Weinstein of making an unwanted sexual advance when they were young actresses.

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

As you may know, Weinstein's case burst into the mainstream past year after the New York Times and the New Yorker published exposé's exposing the alleged transgressions of Harvey and the people whom with he worked.