Harvey Weinstein is isolating and reported to be ‘very ill’ with what is believed to be a case of COVID-19.
Explosive reports surfaced this morning that the convicted rapist and disgraced former Hollywood powerhouse is isolating after undergoing a test for coronavirus on Tuesday morning LA time, early Wednesday morning in Australia.
The reports came from US entertainment site TMZ, which revealed Weinstein is suffering from a 38-degree temperature, and doctors believe he has COVID.
Though the test, taken just hours ago, has not yet returned a result, it seems all relevant sources are confident that Weinstein has joined the 11.4 million Americans to contract the illness since the pandemic broke out in the nation.
The former movie mogul is said to be ‘doing poorly’ according to a law enforcement source quoted by TMZ with the symptoms on display pointing towards a coronavirus infection.
The site also quoted Weinstein’s spokesperson who pointed to a variety of other illnesses Weinstein suffers from, without confirming whether a COVID-19 infection was on the table.
“It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis,” the spokesperson is quoted as saying.
“We are working with the NYSDOCCS and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Mr. Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs.”
Second coronavirus rumour about incarcerated Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year term at the Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison outside Buffalo, New York, after being found guilty on two charges of a criminal sex act and rape in the third degree.
Back in March this year, he was reported to have been one of two inmates at Wende Correctional Facility who tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Niagara Gazette, a local newspaper in Albany, New York.
When contacted by Variety at the time, Weinstein's spokesman said he did not have information regarding Weinstein testing positive for COVID-19. Variety also spoke to an attorney for Weinstein and his prison consultant, who both also said they could not confirm the report.
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