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NEW YORK (AP) – New York prison authorities yesterday surrendered convicted Harvey Weinstein to be transferred to California, where he will face additional charges of sexual assault, following the former filmmaker’s long-standing delay in his extradition. ending the fight.
According to a statement from the department, Weinstein, 69, left the New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision at approximately 9:25 p.m.
His spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, said Weinstein’s lawyers tried to negotiate an extradition exemption, but the transfer was expected “at some point”.
“We will fight so that Harvey can get the medical care he needs and, of course, so that he can be treated appropriately,” Engelmayer said.
He has the right to “due process, presumption of innocence and a fair trial.”
Details of Weinstein’s visit were not immediately known. A New York judge approved Weinstein’s extradition to California in June, rejecting requests from his attorneys to keep him in a prison near Buffalo — where he’s been serving a 23-year sentence for rape since last year. is – until the beginning of the selection. Jury in the Los Angeles case.
Weinstein’s attorney, Norman Effman, argued that while receiving treatment for ailments, including loss of vision, he should remain in the maximum safety environment of the Wendy Correctional Facility, similar to a hospital.
Weinstein was charged in January 2020 with 11 counts of sexual assault in California, involving five women, that stemmed from alleged attacks in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills between 2004 and 2013. The charges include rape, sexual assault and use of force. The former producer maintains that she is innocent and that any sexual activity was done with consent. The California charges were announced shortly before Weinstein’s sentencing in New York for raping an aspiring actress in Manhattan in 2013.