Saga of Omar Sharif and the valet he struck winds toward a conclusion
LA Times / Harriet Ryan

Earlier this year, the 76-year-old actor stopped defending himself against a civil suit by a valet he struck in the face outside a tony Beverly Hills steakhouse in 2005. Sharif, who had spent two years and tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees attempting to settle the case, concluded that he was, in the words of one of his lawyers, "being shaken down" based on his celebrity.

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