Harvey Weinstein Falls Ill In Prison - Details
According to brand new reports, Harvey Weinstein has fallen ill while in prison and is currently being ‘closely monitored’ by officials there. Apparently, the controversial filmmaker is suffering from a terrible fever in addition to other previous health issues.
Publicist Juda Englemeyer and Craig Rothfeld, who is Harvey Weinstein's authorized NYSDOCCS and NYS Department of Health Representative shared a statement via E! News in which they announced that he is currently dealing with some health issues.
However, they neither confirmed nor denied that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at this point.
The statement reads: ‘We can confirm Mr. Weinstein has a fever and that he is being closely monitored by medical staff at Wende CF for which the legal defence team is grateful. He has numerous conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and also spinal stenosis. We're working with the NYSDOCCS and the team at Wende CF to ensure that Mr. Weinstein receives proper medical attention.’
In conclusion, the prisoner’s reps assured the public that they will be sharing future updates as well as soon as they are ‘at liberty to discuss’ them.
If his fever really is a symptom of the coronavirus, this would actually be his second time getting infected.
Weinstein tested positive back in March when a New York law enforcement insider shared via E! News that ‘Harvey tested positive for coronavirus yesterday. He is currently in quarantine at the facility.’
As for his trouble with the law, you probably know that Weinstein is serving a 23 year prison sentence that was given to him after being declared guilty of multiple sexual assault charges.
In addition to that, the movie producer also faces charges of sex crimes in L.A. for which he will be having an extradition hearing next month on December 11.
For the trial, he will, of course, have to travel to California.