Harvey Weinstein Hospitalized, Undergoing Tests For Physical Ailments

Former producer Harvey Weinstein has been hospitalized for a battery of tests regarding an undisclosed ailment, his lawyer said Saturday.

Weinstein is at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. He arrived there Friday after returning to New York City following an appeals court ruling nullifying his 2020 rape conviction.

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“They examined him and sent him to Bellevue. It seems like he needs a lot of help, physically. He’s got a lot of problems. He’s getting all kinds of tests. He’s somewhat of a train wreck, health-wise,” his attorney, Arthur Aidala said.

Craig Rothfeld, his prison consultant and Dept. of Corrections liaison, said that “We are grateful for NYC DOC’s care and discretion as they have been treating Harvey Weinstein’s medical issues as best they can.”

Frank Dwyer, a spokesperson with the New York City Department of Correction, said only that Weinstein remains in custody at Bellevue. Thomas Mailey, a spokesperson for the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, said Weinstein was turned over to the city’s Department of Correction pursuant to the appeals ruling.

Weinstein had been housed at the Mohawk Correctional Facility, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Albany.

The New York Court of Appeals vacated his conviction on Thursday. The court contended a trial judge erred when he permitted jurors to see and hear too much evidence not directly related to the charges Weinstein faced.

The vacated sentence erased his 23-year prison sentence and ordered a retrial, which prosecutors say they will undertake.

Weinstein faced charges that he forcibly performed oral sex on a TV and film production assistant in 2006 and raped an aspiring actor in 2013.

Weinstein was in custody after the appeals ruling because he was convicted in Los Angeles in 2022 of another rape and was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Aidala said his client’s ailments are physical, adding that mentally he is “sharp as a tack. Feet are firmly planted on the ground.”

Aidala said he was told that Bellevue doctors planned to run a lot of tests on Weinstein before he can be returned to the Rikers Island jail complex.

The lawyer said he’s scheduled to meet with Weinstein on Monday.

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