Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has been placed in isolation in prison after he reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.
Last week we reported that Weinstein had been moved to the Wende Correctional Facility from NYC’s Rikers Island, where he spent his 68th birthday.
The facility told Deadline that they “cannot comment on an individual’s medical record.”
“Our team …has not heard anything like that yet,” Weinstein PR chief Juda Engelmayer told the outlet on Sunday. “I can’t tell you what I don’t know.”
Since going to trial, Weinstein appeared to be suffering from a host of medical issues, which means that he is at risk of the virus turning fatal. The coronavirus appears to hit the elderly and those with a pre-existing health condition the hardest, although perfectly healthy people have been dying from the illness according to reports.
Weinstein was convicted on one count of criminal sex act for forcibly performing oral sex on a woman in 2006 and one count of third-degree rape for a 2013 attack on another woman. He was sentenced to 23 years for his crimes.