Jason Priestley Claims Punching Harvey Weinstein  

Actor Jason Priestley and Harvey Weinstein - Sakshi Post

Los Angeles: Actor Jason Priestley says he punched disgraced Harvey Weinstein in the face at a party organised by the media mogul's company, Miramax celebrating 1995 Golden Globes.

The response by the "902010" alum comes after actor Tara Strong referenced the alleged incident while tweeting a message of sympathy for Mira Sorvino, who thanked director Peter Jackson for speaking up against Weinstein.

"Of course there is more to the story... '95 Golden Globes... At the Miramax Party... Harvey told me I had to leave... I was leaving when he grabbed me by the arm and said 'what are you doing?' I said 'You told me leave, I'm leaving'.

"I didn't say you had to leave. You just told me to leave... Right over there' I tell him once again. Getting heated now. He then grabs me tighter and says 'Why don't we go outside and talk about this'. That was all I needed to hear," Priestley wrote on Twitter.

"'I'm not going anywhere with you' I said as I pushed him back and punched him with a right hand to his face. Suddenly, there were security guards pulling us apart and I was escorted out of the party..." he added.

In a recent interview, Jackson revealed Weinstein ran a "smear campaign" against Sorvino and Ashley Judd to keep them from working on "Lord of the Rings".

After "LOTR" director's revelations, filmmaker Terry Zwigoff said Weinstein and his brother Bob, discouraged him to take Sorvino in his 2003 film "Bad Santa".

"I was interested in casting Mira Sorvino in 'Bad Santa' but every time I mentioned her over the phone to the Weinsteins, I'd hear a click. What type of person just hangs up on you like that? I guess we all know what type of person now. I'm really sorry, Mira," Zwigoff wrote. (PTI)

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