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Omar Sharif Assaults Valet
It's turned out to be one very expensive parking bill for Omar Sharif.
Sharif pleaded no contest last February to misdemeanor battery for a June 11, 2005 incident in which he ended up brawling with the parking lot attendant because the latter refused to accept a tip in euros.
After finishing dinner at Maestro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, the Egyptian native got into the spat with Anderson after the valet was unable to locate his vehicle. When Sharif offered Anderson the 20 euro note, the attendant told him he wasn't allowed to accept the gratuity because it wasn't the right currency, at which point Sharif purportedly punched him in the head and called him a "stupid Mexican."