Update 10/17/2020 2:44pm:
Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is allegedly facing problems according to his lawyers, who claim he’ll likely die if he isn’t released from prison.
A hearing took place this past Friday to decide if Weinstein should be released on bail, pending an appeal over a Manhattan rape conviction that has found him in prison.
Weinstein’s lawyer—Barry Kamins, told a judge during a virtual hearing at the Appellate Division First Department “[Weinstein’s] physical and mental condition has so deteriorated, I do not think it’s an overstatement to say that if he is not released as part of this application, his chances of surviving in prison are rather low.” Kamins went on to say Weinstein is “almost blind,” wheelchair-bound, and is on 20 medications. Lawyers for Weinstein were reportedly applying for a $2 million bail pending the outcome of his appeal of the rape case, which hasn’t been filed yet. Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence at the Wende Correctional Facility in Buffalo.
source: Page Six
Original 10/02/2020 9:14pm:
According to reports, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is facing six additional felony sexual assault charges in Los Angels County for incidents dating back to 2004. A breakdown of the charges finds Weinstein facing three felony counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint, and one count of sexual penetration by use of force.
“I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward,” said District Attorney Jackie Lacey in a statement issued Friday. “The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case.”
In addition to the new charges, Weinstein now faces a total of 140 years in prison in connection with all of his sexual assault cases. Weinstein, who is currently imprisoned in New York after being convicted of committing a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape, is scheduled for an extradition hearing on Dec. 11.