Imprisoned film mogul Harvey Weinstein turned over for extradition to California in sex crime case

Harvey Weinstein enters the courthouse on July 11, 2019 in Contemporary York Metropolis.

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Fallen film tycoon Harvey Weinstein turned into transferred at a Contemporary York penal complex Tuesday morning into the custody of officers for extradition to California, the put he faces trial for extreme sex crimes.

Weinstein, who has been locked up in Contemporary York serving a 23-twelve months penal complex sentence since his conviction in 2020 for sex offenses in Ny, in June turned into ordered extradited to California by a think in Erie County, Contemporary York.

The 69-twelve months-old is charged in Los Angeles with rape, sexual battery and varied crimes in connection with 5 incidents that allegedly occurred between 2004 and 2013 in Los Angeles.

He faces as a lot as 140 years in penal complex if convicted in the Los Angeles instances.

“This morning at roughly 9: 25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein turned into handed over to the safe officers for transport to the teach of California per a court docket train,” the Contemporary York Sing Department of Corrections and Community Supervision talked about in an announcement.

The film producer, who co-based the leisure company Miramax, became a main villain in the #MeToo whisk after multiple ladies folk accused him of sexual misconduct.

He turned into convicted in February 2020 in Ny Supreme Court of a first-stage prison sexual act against manufacturing assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and of third-stage rape for attacking aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a lodge room in 2013.

Weinstein’s lawyers filed an appeal of his conviction in April.

His lawyers had argued against his extradition to Los Angeles, citing his unlucky health.

Sooner than his shame, Weinstein had produced award-winning movies at the side of “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love” and “Gangs of Contemporary York.”