Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19 at Wende Correctional Facility, East of Buffalo, New York

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who was sentenced March 11, 2020, and is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association — the state corrections officers union.

Weinstein, 68, has been placed in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility.

Powers said he learned that the coronavirus test results were positive on Sunday morning March 22, 2020 and is concerned about the corrections officers, who he said lack proper protective equipment. Several correctional staff members have been quarantined, according to Michael Powers.

Weinstein arrived at Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison east of Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 after being housed at New York City’s Rikers Island jail.

Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on March 11 for sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping Jessica Mann, a onetime aspiring actress. However, more than 100 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. He has denied the allegations, saying any sex was consensual.

Following the sentencing, Weinstein was admitted to Bellevue Hospital on March 11, 2020 in Manhattan for heart problems. Weinstein also has diabetes and high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of serious complications.




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