LA launches Weinstein extradition bid

Former film producer Harvey Weinstein still faces charges of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has started the extradition process for former film producer Harvey Weinstein to face sexual assault charges filed against him in January.

The office issued a statement hours after Weinstein was sentenced in New York to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault.

Weinstein was charged in Los Angeles on January 6 with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in 2013.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said no arraignment date has yet been set for Weinstein.

It was not clear how long the extradition process would take.

Weinstein was charged with raping a woman at a hotel in Los Angeles in February 2013, and the next day sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel suite in Beverly Hills.

If convicted, he faces up to 28 years in prison.

Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women, has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.