Prison officials reported a positive coronavirus test from a producer sentenced to 23 years for sex crimes. According to them, Weinstein was isolated on March 19, when he was 68 years old.
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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual harassment, became infected with a coronavirus. This is with reference to the official representatives of the prison, where the producer is serving his sentence, informs Alabama CNHI News Service.
Weinstein is in the Wende maximum security prison in the city of Alden, New York, where he also confirmed a positive result for coronavirus. This information is from the correctional facility. reported Newspaper Niagara Gazette, published in New York’s Niagara Falls. Source Daily Mail also declaredthat testing showed coronavirus at Weinstein and he was quarantined.
Interlocutors of CNHI reported that Weinstein was isolated on his birthday on March 19 (he turned 68 years old). In this prison, COVID-19 was found in another prisoner, its representatives added.
Court announced Weinstein’s verdict on March 11th. Prior to this, the jury found him guilty on two counts of five presented: rape of the third degree and acts of a sexual nature (the maximum term for this is 25 years in prison). Weinstein was reduced the duration of his imprisonment, but lawyers feared that, given his age, he might not survive this period. A few hours after Weinstein’s sentence were hospitalized with chest pains. CNN noted that this is not the first time he went to the hospital – the producer has problems with his heart and back.