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Harvey Weinstein Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Just last month, the Miramax co-founder was convicted in February on charges of first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape.

Former Hollywood producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus while in prison.

As first reported by the Niagara Gazette, he has now been put in isolation.

The 68-year-old is being held at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York, where he was transferred to from Rikers Island, a prison in New York City and a hospital where he was treated for heart problems and chest pains.

Weinstein's spokespeople have declined to comment to media on the subject. 

Less than a month ago, Weinstein was found guilty of rape and sexual assault last month and sentenced to 23 years in prison. His lawyers have vowed to appeal against his conviction.

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Weinstein was originally accused back in October 2017 when an in-depth investigative article by The New York Times was published which noted the stories of several women who came forward with accusations of sexual harassment regarding the Hollywood producer.

Under the law, the judge could have imposed a sentence of up to 29 years. 

Prosecutors had asked for the maximum while Weinstein’s defence attorneys argued for the minimum sentence of five years.

In a previous interview, the disgraced movie mogul told The Spectator: “You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere. You got lotsa girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood.”

He continued: “Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.”

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