After being accused of sexual harassment by over a dozen women back in October 2017, it is evident that the backlash against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been widespread in the public community. Weinstein, a renowned film producer, was accused late last year of not only sexual harassment, but also assault and rape, seemingly using his position of power to impose himself on the unsuspecting women he worked with.
Harvey Weinstein attacked by man at Arizona restaurant https://t.co/JMpjB5qsmV
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 10, 2018
On Tuesday, Weinstein’s disgraced reputation was faced with an angry patron at an Arizona restaurant, ultimately leading to a physical altercation between the two individuals. In doing so, it was reported that the former Hollywood producer was slapped in the face two times by the customer, when he was dining in Scottsdale, Arizona at a restaurant called Elements. The man, who was identified by TMZ as only “Steve”, was seen sitting beside Weinstein at a table in the restaurant as the two engaged in conversation. However, when Weinstein stood up to leave the restaurant, “Steve” quickly followed on his heels, which ultimately led to the aforementioned altercation, while repeatedly calling Weinstein a “piece of sh*t.”
Harvey Weinstein Video Shows Attack in Restaurant https://t.co/t0P3qMT3Na
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 10, 2018
“Steve” told TMZ that prior to the escalation of events, he had simply walked up to Weinstein to praise him for his films, stating how big of a fan he was of the former producer’s past works. According to the patron, after asking Weinstein for a photo, the producer became belligerent and aggressively told the fan to leave.
At the time, Weinstein was accompanied by his sobriety coach, as the former producer is undergoing attempts to overcome his challenges with alcoholism. Despite the altercation that took place, Weinstein declined when asked if he wanted to contact the police, and ultimately left the restaurant shortly after. The patron who attacked Weinstein later claimed that the event was a result of having had consumed too many alcoholic beverages, causing him to act out of line at the restaurant.
Weinstein is well-known for his productions of films such as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, Flirting With Disaster, and an array of other widely acclaimed movies. The accusations against Weinstein in October 2017 ultimately led to a triggering of the viral “#MeToo” social media campaign, which has empowered women to speak out about the misuse and abuse of power by men in levels of authority, shedding light on the need to confront the issues facing women in society today.
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