Harvey Weinstein has reportedly fallen dangerously ill in prison.
“At this time… we can neither confirm nor deny that Mr. Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19,” Juda Englemeyer, his publicist, and Craig Rothfeld, his authorized NYSDOCCS and NYS Department of Health Representative, said in a statement via CNN.
“We can confirm that Mr. Weinstein has a fever and is being closely monitored by the excellent medical staff at Wende CF for which the entire legal defense team is grateful,” Englemeyer added.
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In March, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison after being found guilty of first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape. He is currently facing six more charges in Los Angeles.
“It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis,” Englemeyer said in the statement. “As information becomes available that we are at liberty to discuss we will update everyone accordingly.”
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