Disgraced Hollywood mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has reportedly tested positive for the lethal Coronavirus while in prison in New York State. As The New York Post reports:
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the coronavirus in prison — and most likely contracted the disease at Rikers Island, an official briefed on the matter told The Post on Sunday.
Weinstein, 68, is being held in isolation at the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, where he tested positive on Saturday, the official said.
The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision wouldn’t confirm or deny Weinstein’s condition, citing federal health-care privacy law, but said that two inmates at Wende had the coronavirus.
Weinstein — who was sentenced earlier this month to 23 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women — is believed to have been infected at Rikers, where he was briefly locked up before being transferred to Wende on Wednesday, the official said.
New York City is currentlly the epicenter of the viral outbreak in the United States with many inmates in City jails, including Riker’s island testing positive for the virus.