Allegations against Harvey Weinstein seemingly began what has been almost non-stop allegations against other major players in Hollywood. The likes of Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and Louis C.K. have all seen their careers essentially ended after being accused of sexual misconduct.
With that being said, there are probably more than a few people out there who have read the allegations against Weinstein and wanted to slap him, and today, one man did just that. A new video has revealed Weinstein was slapped in the face while eating dinner in Arizona:
The man is heard calling Weinstein a “piece of sh*t” and it’s not hard to figure out what his motivation was for slapping him in the face. The men in the video described it a little differently to TMZ as to how it actually happened:
One of the men — Steve — tells TMZ he walked up to Weinstein and told him he loved his movies and would like to take a photo with him. Steve says Weinstein became belligerent and told him to buzz off. The manager of the restaurant says Weinstein was not belligerent — she says to the contrary he was “very sweet about it” and said, “I’d rather not take a picture right now.” The manager says the two shook hands and Steve went back to his table.
The report adds:
At around 9 PM, Weinstein and his sober coach got up to leave at the same time Steve and his dinner companion were leaving. 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. Steve says he walked up to Weinstein and said, “You’re such a piece of s*** for what you did to these women,” and then punched him in the face twice. He says Weinstein stumbled backward and almost fell.
A restaurant manager says neither attempted punch connected, and the guy was drunk and out of control. Both sides agree … the person who filmed the incident asked Weinstein if he wanted to call the police, but Weinstein declined and everyone left the restaurant.
It’s clear from the video the man didn’t punch him, as it was more of a slap. The story will probably be forgotten soon, but some folks in Hollywood apparently seem to think that Weinstein could make a return at some point. I don’t really see that happening.