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Weinstein Slapped In Face In Restaurant (Video)

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Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was slapped in the face at an Arizona restaurant Jan. 9 by a fellow diner (video below).

The Daily Mail reported that the original suggestion that Weinstein was instead punched in the face, which was alleged by TMZ, appears to be inaccurate.

Video footage of the incident shows a man, identified as "Steve," quickly getting up from his chair and slapping Weinstein twice. The former movie producer has been the target of allegations of sexual assault from around 60 women since October 2017.

The man identified as "Steve" was laughing as he slapped Weinstein, and other members of the group around the table could be seen grinning. The Mail noted that this indicates the incident was staged.

News of the slapping came the same day as a source told People magazine that Weinstein and his estranged wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, had agreed a divorce settlement. The couple reportedly signed the document but Weinstein and Chapman have yet to file it in court.

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Weinstein and Chapman married in 2007. They have two children together, aged 7 and 4. Weinstein has three other children from a previous marriage.

Chapman is expected to receive close to $12 million in the divorce settlement. According to the couple's prenuptial agreement, Chapman received $300,000 annually in spousal support for the first nine years of their marriage, rising to $400,000 after the 10th anniversary.

Chapman announced she was leaving Weinstein after the allegations about sexual assault became public.

"My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered," Chapman said in a statement at the time to People.

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Chapman subsequently met with divorce lawyers.

"She doesn't want to be married to Harvey," a source stated. "She wants a divorce. It's just not anything that she is rushing."

Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" all allegations made against him.

"Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances," a spokesperson for Weinstein previously told People.

Actress Rose McGowan is one of the women to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct. In November, McGowan stated on Twitter that Weinstein raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.

She stated Jan. 10 that she is facing monetary challenges in relation to Weinstein.

"I am having to sell my house right now to pay legal bills fighting off the monster," said McGowan, the Daily Mail reported.

Her house is reportedly worth $2 million, but according to public records it is still owned by McGowan.

Warning: This video contains strong language.

Sources: Daily Mail, People / Featured Image: ZFF2012/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: The Weinstein Company via Wikimedia Commons, GabboT/Flickr

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