Coronavirus: Harvey Weinstein tests positive

Harvey Weinstein is seen leaving Manhattan Criminal Court in this file

Harvey Weinstein is seen leaving Manhattan Criminal Court in this file

Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, according to several reports.

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein (pictured in Feb 2020) is in prison in northern NY state after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.

Weinstein was transferred to Wende, a maximum security prison, from Rikers Island this past week.

The defamed movie stalwart and convicted rapist is now behind the bars serving a 23 years imprisonment at the Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison outside Buffalo, New York after having been proved guilty of sexual molestation and rape in the third degree. DOCCS would not confirm Weinstein's condition, due to their privacy policy. Reaching Juda Engelmayer, Weinstein's spokesperson, she claimed "our team. has not heard anything like that yet". An inmate at the Auburn Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19, Cayuga County officials said Sunday, and dozens of others are being monitored in Rikers' contagious disease and quarantine units, Sherman said.

Weinstein was convicted in February of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree, while being cleared of predatory sexual assault charges.

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Weinstein was transferred to Wende Correctional Facility, near Buffalo, on Wednesday.

On March 11, within hours of being sentenced to 23 years behind bars, Weinstein was again taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital for chest pains.

Though canceling the Tokyo Olympics is not an option, a delay until later this year or in 2021 is possible, according to officials. "I will spend my time really caring and really trying to be a better person".

As CBS New York points out, Wende was intended as a temporary stay.

Within hours of Weinstein's sentencing, prosecutors in Los Angeles announced they were beginning the extradition process to send him there for an arraignment on charges he raped a woman and sexually assaulted another in 2013.

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