As the former Hollywood power broker tries to leave, a diner identified by The Daily Mail as "Steve" appears to block his path and slap him on the face twice with the back of his hand. The assailant then says, "You're a piece of shit". 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 maker wasn't hurt and purportedly declined to call police, as per nearby ABC subsidiary KNXV-TV.
According to Raw Story, Steve was drunk. Steve's companion filmed the incident, which you can watch below, which shows Steve delivering two backhanded slaps to the face while berating Weinstein. Either way, he's lucky Weinstein opted not to call the police.
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Initial reports stated that Steve tried to "punch" Weinstein, but neither of the blows landed.
Weinstein's spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, told the Times in a statement, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".
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