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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 June 2018

Jason Priestley reveals in tweet that he punched Harvey Weinstein 

Actor Jason Priestley says he punched disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in the face during a Golden Globes party in 1995

Actor Jason Priestley attends the premiere of The Star at Regency Village Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Westwood, California. Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic
Actor Jason Priestley attends the premiere of The Star at Regency Village Theatre on November 12, 2017 in Westwood, California. Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic

Actor Jason Priestley says he punched disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein on the face during a Golden Globes party in 1995.

The "Beverly Hills" actor recounted the incident on Twitter, reports dailymail.co.uk.

He wrote: "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'. Then he said ‘I didn't say you had to leave' and I replied that he 'just told me to leave...right over there'.

"He then grabbed me tighter and said ‘Why don't we go outside and talk about this'. That was all I needed to hear. "‘I'm not going anywhere with you,' I said as I pushed him back and punched Weinstein with the right hand to his face. Suddenly, there were security guards pulling us apart and I was escorted out of the party."

Priestley's revelation comes after actress Tara Strong suggested Weinstein might have tried to derail Priestley's career following the fight, in the same way Weinstein had done to actresses Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd.

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