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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Harvey Weinstein extradited to Los Angeles to face rape and sexual assault charges

by Carolyn Thompson | The Associated Press

BUFFALO, NY — New York prison officials handed convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein to California transportation Tuesday to face additional sexual assault charges, ending a long battle to delay the former filmmaker’s extradition.

Weinstein, 69, was released by the New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision at around 9:25 a.m., a department statement said.

His spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, said Weinstein’s lawyers were still trying to negotiate an extradition waiver, but the transfer was expected “at some point”.

“We will fight so that Harvey can get the medical care he needs and, of course, so that he can be properly treated,” Engelmayer said. “Due process, presumption of innocence and a fair trial are still his right.”

Details of Weinstein’s visit were not immediately known.

In June a New York judge approved Weinstein’s extradition to California, after his lawyers denied a request to keep him in a state prison near Buffalo — where he served 23 years for a rape conviction last year. Cutting – until the beginning of the jury selection. Los Angeles case.

Weinstein’s attorney, Norman Effman, argued that he should remain in a maximum security setting, such as the hospital at Wendy’s Correctional Facility, while receiving treatment for malformations, including loss of vision.

Weinstein was charged with 11 sexual assault charges in California in January 2020 involving five women that stemmed from alleged attacks in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from 2004 to 2013. The charges include rape, forced oral sex, sexual battery by abstinence, and sexual penetration by use. of force.

Weinstein maintained his innocence and argued that any sexual activity was consensual.

Shortly before Weinstein was convicted in New York City, California charges were announced that he raped an aspiring actress in 2013 in a Manhattan hotel room and in 2006 at a TV and film production assistant in his Manhattan apartment. Forced oral sex.

He is appealing that sentence.

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