Omar Sharif was sued by a restaurant parking valet who says the actor called him a derogatory name and punched him after the valet refused to accept his European currency.
Sharif — best known for roles in "Dr. Zhivago" and "Lawrence of Arabia" — became upset when his Porsche SUV was not waiting for him as he left Mastro's Steakhouse June 11, according to a lawsuit filed last month by valet Juan Anderson.
The suit claims Sharif was belligerent and intoxicated and called the valet a "stupid Mexican" when he refused to accept a 20 euro note.
Anderson, who is from Guatemala, is seeking $50,000 in civil penalties, unspecified damages and attorney fees.
Police spokesman Lt. Mitch McCann said Anderson refused medical treatment and had no visible injuries.
Sharif's lawyer, Martin Singer, told Courttv.com his client didn't attack Anderson.
"My client simply had an argument with a parking lot attendant. He didn't touch the guy," Singer said. "There would be no claim if he wasn't famous."
In August 2003, Sharif was convicted of striking a police officer at a casino near Paris. He received a one-month suspended sentence and a $1,700 fine.