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    Gene Hackman Slaps Homeless Man

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 19:  Actor Gene Hackman poses with his Cecil B. Demille Award backstage during the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 19, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

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    Is this the state of chivalry? Actor Gene Hackman admitted on Tuesday that he had slapped a homeless man in Santa Fe, N.M., —but he insisted he had done it after the man used a derogatory term to describe Hackman’’s wife. Hackman, 82, said the man had approached him and his wife, Betsy, in a menacing manner and uttered a derogatory comment at Betsy, causing Hackman to allegedly slap him. The man called police, saying Hackman had beat him up, but Sgt. Andrea Dobyns said it appeared that “Hackman acted purely out of self-defense to protect himself and his wife.”

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