Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Weinstein, who turned 68 last Thursday, is being isolated at Wende Correctional Facility in Western New York.

New York City recently agreed to release 56 Rikers inmates on their own recognizance, because they are potential health risks for coronavirus and low-level offenders.

Law enforcement officials confirmed the news to both Deadline and Page Six on Sunday, reporting Weinstein's positive test for the virus.

Weinstein must also serve five years of post-release supervision and register as a sex offender.

Despite being in isolation after his recent conviction, disgraced film exec Harvey Weinstein has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to multiple reports. Weinstein was moved to the maximum security prison on Wednesday from New York City's Rikers Island jail. Our sources also say he hasn't had contact with his family or lawyers since the diagnosis. His condition and prognosis were not immediately known.

On Twitter, McGowan, a Weinstein accuser in one of the most prolific cases of sexual misconduct brought to light in the #MeToo movement, said: "Dear Harvey, In your darkest hour, repent". Jackie Lacey said last month she would immediately begin extradition proceedings, but that the process normally takes months and could be slowed further because of the virus and Weinstein's plans to appeal his conviction in NY. He later had a stent inserted to unblock an artery.

After being released from the hospital, Weinstein spent time at an infirmary on the Rikers Island Jail Complex. He had complained of heart issues.

As of yesterday, the virus has killed 417 people in the USA out of more than 33,000 cases, according to a tracker managed by Johns Hopkins University. The Los Angeles proceedings have been delayed owing to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. "Period. We can not confirm that, nor care to comment on speculation", Craig Rothfeld told The Hollywood Reporter. Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters.

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