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Sharif accused of slapping female reporter at Doha film festival

Oct 27, 2011 | 1:00pm EDT

The Lawrence of Arabia star, 79, was conducting interviews and posing for photographs on the red carpet at the event when the woman reportedly offended Sharif with a remark. He suddenly became angry, ranted at the woman in Arabic and then lashed out at her.

One eyewitness took to to blog about the alleged altercation, writing, "Omar Sharif just hit a woman. Very stupidly, in front of a camera."

But the reporter brushed off the incident and smiled as she posed for a photo with a calmer Sharif moments later.

Representatives for the veteran film star have yet to comment on the claims.

The altercation footage has since hit websites around the world.

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