Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Starting 23 Year Sentence
by Sandy Malone and Christopher Berg
New York, NY - Convicted sexual predator Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for Coronvirus.
CNHI reports that Weinstein is believed to have had the virus when he entered the state prison system on Wednesday.
He is now being isolated at Wende Correctional Facility, WYFF reports.
Weinstein was convicted this month by a jury of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree, NBC News reported.
The judge sentenced the 68-year-old movie producer to 20 years for the first count and 3 years for the second count, to be served consecutively.
Weinstein was also ordered to register as a sex offender, NBC News reported.
Ahead of his sentencing, Weinstein made a statement about how he was worried about the country in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
He said he was worried that "thousands of men are losing due process" and said he thought he’d had legitimate relationships with his accusers, NBC News reported.
The lead prosecutor in the case, Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, told the judge Weinstein "would never have been stopped from hurting more lives” and deserved the maximum sentence.
"He has been using and abusing people his whole life," Illuzzi-Orbon said.
Weinstein’s attorney called the 23-year-sentence “obscene,” “obnoxious,” and “cowardly, NBC News reported.
Donna Rotunno said she was furious and that the sentence "did not speak to the evidence that came out at trial.”
If Weinstein survives, he will next be tried in Los Angeles where is he is facing four more counts of rape and sexual battery charges.