Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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(FILES) In this file photograph taken on February 24, 2020 Harvey Weinstein arrives on the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has examined constructive for the novel coronavirus, US media reported Sunday.

Weinstein, 68, is in jail in northern New York state after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.

The fallen movie producer’s analysis was first reported Sunday night by native paper the Niagara Gazette.

Weinstein’s spokespeople have declined to remark to US media on the topic.

The New York State Department of Corrections didn’t reply when contacted by AFP for affirmation of the experiences.

Weinstein was transferred Wednesday to a jail close to Buffalo, 350 miles (560 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

Prior to his switch, he stayed at Rikers Island jail and a Manhattan hospital, the place he was handled for chest pains.

Crowded US prisons have the potential to change into hotbeds for coronavirus infections. Last week, guards at Rikers and New York’s Sing Sing jail examined constructive for the virus, native media reported.

As of Sunday, the virus has killed 417 individuals within the US out of greater than 33,000 circumstances, in line with a tracker managed by Johns Hopkins University.

Weinstein was convicted in February of a legal sexual act within the first diploma and rape within the third diploma whereas being cleared of predatory sexual assault costs.

He was convicted of raping ex-actress Jessica Mann in 2013 and of forcibly performing oral intercourse on former manufacturing assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006.

Nearly 90 girls, together with Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek, have levelled sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to Weinstein, the Oscar-winning producer of “Shakespeare in Love” and quite a few different vital and field workplace hits.

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