He was recently sentenced to 23 years in prison
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus while in jail.
The 68-year-old was sentenced to 23 years in prison just last month after being convincted of rape and sexual assault.
The president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association has stated that Harvey is now under quarantine.
At the time of Harvey’s sentencing his attorney, Donna Rotunno said he is likely to die in prison when considering both his age and previous health problems, including a heart condition.
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I giurati del tribunale penale di Manhattan hanno finalmente raggiunto un verdetto nel processo iniziato a gennaio contro Harvey Weinstein, accusato di molestie da quasi cento #donne: l'ex produttore cinematografico statunitense è stato dichiarato colpevole di violenza sessuale di primo grado e di stupro di terzo grado. “È un nuovo giorno per le coraggiose donne che hanno denunciato Weinstein. Abbiamo un debito di riconoscenza nei vostri confronti", ha commentato dopo il verdetto il procuratore di New York, Cyrus Vance Jr. Weinstein rischia ora dai 5 ai 25 anni di carcere. La sentenza sarà pronunciata l’11 marzo. Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree on February 24, 2020 in New York City. A jury found the former movie producer guilty on two of the five potential criminal charges he faced at his #trial. Weinstein will be sentenced on March 11 and faces 5-25 years in prison. Photo by Angela Weiss/Afp via Getty Images. . . . #metoo #weinstein #harveyweinstein #violence #violenceagainstwomen #womenrights #justice #victory #newyork #unitedstates
“I think with the number that has been handed down to him today, he won’t see the light of day [again] especially given his health,”
Harvey’s legal team has since said that they were not made aware of his positive testing immediately, and are now concerned for the ex-producers health.
“Given Mr. Weinstein’s state of health, we are of course concerned, if this is the case, and we are vigilantly monitoring the situation,”
Weinstein is now being held in upstate New York at Wende Correctional Facility where two other prisoners have reportedly tested positive for the virus also.