A man attacked Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein at a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to video obtained by TMZ.
TMZ on Wednesday reported that the incident occurred late Tuesday at Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale.
Weinstein was eating dinner with his sober coach that evening when two men sat down at a table next to them.
One of the men told TMZ that his name is “Steve,” adding that he first approached Weinstein to request a photograph with the film producer as he enjoys his movies.
Steve said Weinstein then became belligerent and told him to leave, an account disputed by Elements’ manager.
“[Weinstein was] very sweet about it,” she said, noting he shook hands with Steve before the latter returned to his table.
“[He said,] ‘I’d rather not take a picture right now,’” the restaurant manager recalled of what Weinstein told Steve.
Weinstein and his companion later on left around 9 p.m. local time, roughly the same moment Steve and his cohort were also departing.
“[I’d had] quite a bit to drink,” Steve said, adding he told his friend to record a cell phone video of his second interaction with Weinstein.
“You’re such a piece of s—t for what you did to these women,” he added, before claiming he punched Weinstein twice and causing him to stumble backwards, nearly falling.
A restaurant manager at Elements on Wednesday told TMZ that neither of Steve’s attempted punches lands, adding that he was drunk and out of control.
TMZ on Wednesday, however, released video of the confrontation showing a man striking Weinstein twice with the back of his hand.
The outlet additionally reported that both sides agreed that the person who filmed the encounter asked Weinstein if he wanted to call the police.
Weinstein declined to contact law enforcement, however, and all parties involved left the restaurant.
Scores of women accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct last year ranging from rape to sexual harassment.
Weinstein has fiercely denied any nonconsensual sexual acts, but he has since been fired from the powerful film production company he co-founded.
The disgraced celebrity has since remained in relative seclusion at a rehabilitation facility in Scottsdale where he is receiving sex addiction treatment.