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Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to LA on rape charges is delayed

Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to Los Angeles to face rape and sexual assault charges is indefinitely delayed due to coronavirus outbreak

  • Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to Los Angeles to face rape and sex crime charges has been indefinitely delayed due to COVID-19, prosecutors say
  • ‘There is no time estimate on when he will appear in a Los Angeles courtroom,’ prosecutors say, adding that the virus has delayed paperwork
  • In March he was sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault in landmark #MeToo trial in New York
  • He faces additional sex crime charges stepping from incidents in 2013 in Los Angeles, California  
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to Los Angeles to face rape and sex crime charges has been indefinitely delayed to due the coronavirus outbreak, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The disgraced movie mogul, 68, was convicted in February of rape and sexually assault in attacks involving two women. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison on March 11 in the landmark #MeToo trial in New York.

He’s awaiting trial in Los Angeles where he’s charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another over a two-day period in 2013.

Hours after his March sentencing, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said it would begin the extradition process to take him to California court.

Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to Los Angeles to face rape and sex crime charges has been indefinitely delayed to due the coronavirus outbreak, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Pictured April 26 leaving his New York trial

On Tuesday the Los Angeles DA’s office said to NBC: ‘The virus has delayed the processing of the extradition paperwork.’

‘There is no time estimate on when he will appear in a Los Angeles courtroom,’ the prosecutor’s office said.

In that case he faces charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint stemming from the alleged rape of one woman and a sexual assault of another in separate incidents in February 2013. 

In March he was sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault following the landmark #MeToo trial in New York. Now he faces additional sex crime charges stepping from incidents in 2013 in Los Angeles, California

In March he was sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault following the landmark #MeToo trial in New York. Now he faces additional sex crime charges stepping from incidents in 2013 in Los Angeles, California

Weinstein is currently jailed at the maximum security Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York (above)

Weinstein is currently jailed at the maximum security Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York (above)

Weinstein is currently jailed at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York. He was initially placed in New York’s notorious Riker’s Island jail but has since been moved to the other maximum-security prison near Buffalo. 

After arriving to Wende in March the former film producer reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. 

On April 9 his spokesman said he was not symptomatic of the virus without confirming or denying a corrections officer union report that he contracted COVID-19. 

Weinstein’s rep Juda Engelmayer says the producer’s team plans to fight his extradition to Los Angeles. 

Today there are over 81,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state of California and over 3,300 deaths reported.

Overall there are over 1.5million cases across the US and over 92,000 deaths.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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