Convicted rapist and disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus, just days after he started his 23-year state prison sentence, according to New York’s Niagra Gazette.
Weinstein, who turned 68 on Thursday, is one of two inmates infected by COVID-19 at Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, just outside of Buffalo, according to the report. Weinstein’s representatives have not confirmed the report.
Last month, a jury convicted Weinstein of committing a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape for sexually assaulting his former production assistant Miriam Haley and raping actress Jessica Mann. According to New York’s Daily News, Weinstein was sent to Rikers Island right after his sentencing, then went to Bellevue Hospital with chest pains. After returning to Rikers, he was transferred from the jail’s North Infirmary Command to Wende on Wednesday.