Harvey Weinstein Placed Into Isolation in NY Prison After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film mogul who was simply sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault, has reportedly examined optimistic for coronavirus.

The Press-Republican newspaper reported that the 68-year-old has since been positioned into isolation on the Wende Correctional Facility close to Buffalo, New York.

The State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision wouldn’t affirm the report, citing federal health-care privateness legal guidelines, however did say that there have been two inmates at Wende had coronavirus.

Weinstein is believed to have contracted COVID-19 whereas at Rikers, the place he was briefly held earlier than being transferred to Wende on Wednesday (Mar. 18), an official briefed on the matter mentioned.

New York City has skilled the nation’s largest jailhouse outbreak of coronavirus thus far, with a minimum of 38 folks (21 inmates, together with some at Rikers) testing optimistic.

Weinstein was examined at Bellevue Hospital the place he developed a cough whereas being handled there for a spike in his blood stress following his sentencing on March 11th.

Weinstein is serving a 23-year sentence in state jail after he was convicted of sexually assaulting two girls.

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