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Harvey Weinstein to be extradited to LA to face sex assault charges

Harvey Weinstein holds his head in his hands on finding out he WILL be extradited to LA to face sex assault charges after judge rejected rapist’s attempt to stay in NY

  • A judge in New York’s Erie County on Tuesday denied Harvey Weinstein’s petition to halt his transfer to Los Angeles 
  • Prosecutors told the judge that authorities in Los Angeles would be unlikely to transfer Weinstein until the end of this month or by mid-July 
  • LA prosecutors are seeking his transfer on charges of assaulting five women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from 2004 to 2013 
  • He is facing 11 counts of rape and sexual assault 
  • His lawyers had tried to argue that he shouldn’t be moved from his current prison in New York because of ongoing medical treatment 
  • Prosecutors hit back, saying: ‘It’s Los Angeles. It’s not some remote outpost that doesn’t have medical care 

Harvey Weinstein will finally be extradited from New York to California to face sexual assault charges after a judge rejected a last-ditch attempt from his lawyers to delay it because of his medical treatment.

A judge in New York’s Erie County on Tuesday denied the 69-year-old’s petition to halt his transfer to Los Angeles where he is charged with 11 counts of rape and sexual assault.  

Prosecutors told the judge that authorities in Los Angeles would unlikely be able to transfer Weinstein until the end of this month or by mid-July. 

Lawyers for the disgraced Hollywood producer had tried to argue that he shouldn’t be moved from his current prison in New York because of ongoing medical treatment. 

Harvey Weinstein attended his court hearing in New York remotely on Tuesday from the Wende Correctional Facility where he is currently being held

His lawyer did not disclose the conditions in open court but prosecutors mentioned that he was seeking treatment from an eye doctor. 

‘We’re not trying to avoid a trial,’ his lawyer told the judge. ‘He will be ready to go to LA when the jury selection begins.’  

Erie County assistant district attorney Colleen Gable hit back, saying: ‘It’s Los Angeles. It’s not some remote outpost that doesn’t have medical care.

‘There is absolutely nothing in either doctor’s report that says this treatment can’t be done in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has some of the best medical care in the country and the world.’ 

Weinstein attended the court hearing remotely from the Wende Correctional Facility where he is currently being held. 

The judge, one of his attorneys and prosecutors were all present in the courtroom. 

When the hearing concluded, Weinstein was left alone on the video conference call. 

‘Is it over?’ Weinstein could be heard asking before telling the guard to switch off the stream. 

Lawyers for the disgraced Hollywood producer had tried to argue that he shouldn't be moved from his current prison in New York because of ongoing medical treatment. His walker was beside him during the virtual court hearing

Lawyers for the disgraced Hollywood producer had tried to argue that he shouldn’t be moved from his current prison in New York because of ongoing medical treatment. His walker was beside him during the virtual court hearing

His lawyer did not disclose the conditions in open court but prosecutors mentioned that he was seeking treatment from an eye doctor

His lawyer did not disclose the conditions in open court but prosecutors mentioned that he was seeking treatment from an eye doctor

He could be seen putting his heads in his hands as the livestream ended. 

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence after a jury found him guilty in March 2020 of rape and sexual assault. 

He was convicted of raping an aspiring actress in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and sexually assaulting a production assistant at his apartment in 2006 by forcibly performing oral sex on her. 

LA prosecutors are seeking his transfer on charges of assaulting five women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from 2004 to 2013. 

He is facing 11 counts of rape and sexual assault, which could carry a maximum sentence of 140 years. 

Weinstein was charged in California in a criminal complaint before being indicted by a grand jury.

He maintains his innocence and contends that any sexual activity was consensual. 

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence after a jury found him guilty in March 2020 of rape and sexual assault. He is pictured above during his New York City trial

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence after a jury found him guilty in March 2020 of rape and sexual assault. He is pictured above during his New York City trial

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