Harvey Weinstein was readmitted to a New York jail after rumors of preferential treatment during his hospitalization

Harvey Weinstein was readmitted to a New York jail after rumors of preferential treatment during his hospitalization
Harvey Weinstein was readmitted to a New York jail after rumors of preferential treatment during his hospitalization

Harvey Weinstein was readmitted to a New York prison after rumors of preferential treatment during his hospitalization (EFE/EPA/Etienne Laurent)

Former film producer Harvey Weinsteinwho had his 2020 conviction for sexual assaults in New York overturned two weeks ago, was readmitted to the rikers jail after it was revealed that he was allegedly granted privileges during his stay in Bellevue Hospitalaccording to what was reported this Tuesday by the local newspaper The City.

The prison and hospital in question are located in New York City, where he was transferred. Weinstein after his conviction was overturned by an appeals court.

Weinstein entered Bellevue two days before appearing at the New York Supreme Court alleging medical problems and would have remained in a “private room” in the Intensive Care Unit from the hospital even after appearing in court.

According to recent information from the aforementioned media, which would lead to Weinstein’s return to Rikers on Monday night, he would have been admitted to a floor in Bellevue away from other inmates, he would have had his own bathroom and television and “he He spent the day talking to his legal team and watching the cnn”.

Thus, the doctors evaluated the disgraced executive and determined that he did not need to continue being admitted to the hospital.

According to local media, the former Hollywood producer was admitted to a floor of the Bellevue Hospital with its own bathroom and television and “spent the day talking with his legal team and watching CNN” (Europa Press/Alec Tabak)

Until his conviction in New York was overturned, the former producer was imprisoned in the Mohawk Correctional Facilityabout 160 kilometers northwest of Albany, and practically after arriving at Rikers – a penitentiary center located on an island between The Bronx and Queens – he requested medical commitment for “serious health problems”, according to his lawyer Arthur Aidala.

During his time in court last week, international agencies were able to verify that Weinstein looked pale and unwell, but he appeared emotionally stable and greeted several of the lawyers who defended him at trial with a slight smile.

Hours earlier, the surprise ruling of the appeals court had arrived, which approved the annulment by a slim majority of 4-3 judges, based on the fact that several women who considered themselves victims of the producer were improperly called to testify as witnesses, when the The accusations they made were not part of the facts being tried.

The former figure of hollywood is still serving a sentence 23 years after being sentenced for practicing by force oral sex for Miriam “Mimi” Haley, a production assistant, in 2006, and for third-degree rape in an attack on Jessica Mann, an aspiring actress, in 2013.

After he was found guilty by a jury in March 2020, he was sent to Los Angeles for a trial there for other sex crimes and was again convicted. This time, 16 years in prison.

The doctors evaluated the disgraced executive and determined that he did not need to continue being admitted to the hospital (AP)

After the annulment, on May 1, the Supreme Court of NY He called for a repeat trial for next September and ordered that Weinstein remain in preventive detention until then.

The annulment of the conviction of NY It does not mean, therefore, the release of the magnate in principle, but rather his possible transfer to a prison of Californiawhere he was sentenced to the second sentence.

(With information from EFE)

 
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