Harvey Weinstein to be extradited from New York to Los Angeles on sexual assault charge

BREAKING NEWS: Harvey Weinstein is extradited from New York to LA to face sexual assault charges

  • Harvey Weinstein, 69, was put on a plane from New York on Tuesday morning
  • Los Angeles prosecutors have demanded his transfer on charges of assaulting five women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills between 2004 and 2013
  • He faces 11 charges of rape and assault, which carry a maximum sentence of 140 years
  • Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence in New York City after a jury found him guilty of rape and assault in March 2020

Harvey Weinstein is on his way to Los Angeles after being extradited for rape and sexual assault.

The disgraced Hollywood producer, 69, was put on a plane from New York on Tuesday morning.

Los Angeles prosecutors have demanded his transfer on charges of assaulting five women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills between 2004 and 2013.

One of his attorneys, Norman Effman, told TMZ that Weinstein has been put on a federal plane equipped to deal with his medical problems.

Harvey Weinstein, 69, was boarded a plane from New York on Tuesday morning after he was extradited to Los Angeles to be charged with sexual assault. He is pictured above during a hearing last month on his extradition

Weinstein was indicted in California on a charge before being indicted by a grand jury.

He faces 11 charges of rape and assault, which carry a maximum sentence of 140 years.

Weinstein maintains his innocence, claiming that any sexual activity was consensual.

His lawyers had fought his extradition, claiming that he should not be moved from his current New York prison due to ongoing medical treatment.

His lawyer didn’t disclose the terms at a hearing last month, but prosecutors said he wanted to be treated by an ophthalmologist.

“We are not trying to avoid a trial,” his lawyer told the judge. “He’ll be ready to go to LA when the jury selection begins.”

Erie County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Gable hit back, saying, “It’s Los Angeles. It is not a remote outpost that has no medical care.

“There’s absolutely nothing in either doctor’s report that says this treatment can’t be done in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has the best medical care in the country and the world.”

The judge rejected the arguments and ordered that he be extradited this month.

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York City after a jury found him guilty of rape and assault in March 2020.

He was convicted of raping an aspiring actress in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and of sexually assaulting a production assistant in his apartment in 2006 by forcibly performing oral sex on her.

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence in New York City after a jury found him guilty of rape and assault in March 2020.  In the picture he arrives for his high-profile test in February 2020

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence in New York City after a jury found him guilty of rape and assault in March 2020. In the picture he arrives for his high-profile test in February 2020

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