Disgraced Hollywood producer turned convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Deadline.
The Hollywood trade publication reported Sunday that “an Empire State law enforcement official” confirmed to them that Weinstein tested positive for the Chinese virus mere days after being transferred to the Wende Correctional Facility from Rikers Island in New York City.
The convicted rapist was sentenced to 23 years in prison earlier this month following his conviction on two sex charges.
Weinstein’s contraction of the virus was first reported by the Niagara Gazette on Sunday.
As of Sunday evening, the Oscar-winner’s representatives have not confirmed the news, with Weinstein PR chief Juda Engelmayer telling Deadline “Our team …has not heard anything like that yet.” “I can’t tell you what I don’t know,” Engelmayer added.
Harvey Weinstein was moved to Wende Correction Facility from Riker on March 18. As of this reporting, there are roughly 40 inmates at Rikers who’ve tested positive for coronavirus in the past week, when Weinstein was incarcerated there. On March 6, Weinstein was moved to an infirmary unit at Rikers Island after undergoing a heart procedure at the hospital where he’d been held since his conviction on February 24. He is now in medial isolation.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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