A drunk bystander attacked Harvey Weinstein when he was at a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the 9th of January, Tuesday. According to the website, TMZ, the 65-year-old was eating dinner with his sober coach at the Elements restaurant when someone named “Steve” approached him and asked for a photo.
The man said he “loved Weinstein’s movies” and asked for a photo, but the film producer said “no” – probably sensing that it was a fake gesture, considering the nature of the crimes levied against the disgraced film producer.
The manager of the restaurant said to TMZ that Weinstein shook hands with the man and he then went to his table. Around 9 pm, Steve and his male friend were leaving the restaurant, and he wandered over again to his table drunk after having too many drinks.
Steve said to the website he “had quite a bit to drink” and asked his friend to record a video of Steve confronting Weinstein.
The man allegedly went up to Harvey and said, “you’re a piece of sh*t for what you did to these women,” and he then attempted to attack Harvey.
Steve said to the organization that he “punched” Weinstein in the face more than once and he then fell backward. However, the manager of the restaurant said neither attempts made contact with the former Miramax owner.
The friend of the man who attempted to hit him asked Weinstein if he wanted to call the police, but Harvey said “no” and then left.
As you may know, Weinstein’s case burst into the mainstream last 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. Weinstein has since been accused of various sexual crimes by a plethora of women.