The Wende Correctional Administration, where former film producer Harvey Weinstein is serving his sentence, believes he was infected with a coronavirus in Rikers Prison, where 38 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed among staff and prisoners.
Former film producer Harvey Weinstein, sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual offenses, was infected with a coronavirus. About it writes the New York edition Niagara gazette with reference to a source in the Wende prison administration.
The administration believes that Weinstein was infected in the Rikers prison, where he was until last Wednesday. According to the publication, 38 guards and prisoners fell ill in this correctional facility COVID-19.
At the same time, the press secretary of the former film producer Judy Engelmeyer told the newspaper that she did not know anything about Weinstein’s diagnosis.
February 24th in New York jury found Weinstein guilty in criminal acts of a sexual nature against one woman and rape of another. The charge is based on the testimony of former producer assistant Miriam (Mimi) Haley, who stated that Weinstein had forced her to have oral sex in 2006, and the testimony of actress Jessica Mann. The latter claims that Weinstein raped her in 2013.
On March 11, the court, on the basis of a jury decision, sentenced 67-year-old Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to 23 years in prison.
In early March, it was reported that Weinstein underwent heart surgery. According to the World Health Organization, patients with heart disease are at risk for coronavirus infection.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to the American Johns Hopkins University, on March 22, 32,644 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the USA by the evening of March 22 (almost half of them are in New York State), 402 people died.