Harvey Weinstein is ill and is “strictly monitored” in prison, said a spokesman for the disgraced Hollywood tycoon.
The spokesman said they could not “confirm or deny” that the 68-year-old had tested positive for Covid-19 at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York.
Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year sentence for rape, has a fever, his representative confirmed to the PA agency.
Once upon a time, the almighty filmmaker was considered vulnerable to coronavirus due to age, weight, and other medical problems, including heart condition and high blood pressure.
A spokesman for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Oversight said he could not comment on individual cases, but anyone who showed symptoms of Covid-19 was immediately isolated and tested.
Weinstein’s health was at the center of his attention during the trial. He arrived in court looking frail and with the help of a walker, and his lawyers tried to minimize his imprisonment by telling a judge that a long one was a “de facto life sentence.”
Following his conviction on February 24, Weinstein was sent to Bellevue Hospital amid fears of high blood pressure and palpitations.
Weinstein was also charged with sexual assault in Los Angeles and allegedly assaulted five women in California from 2004 to 2013.
If convicted on the West Coast, Weinstein faces up to 140 years in prison.
Prosecutors in Los Angeles are trying to bring Weinstein to justice and seek temporary custody of the convicted rapist from New York.
The extradition hearing is scheduled for December in Buffalo. In September, Weinstein was stripped of CBE.