Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is formally on the ground in California after the airplane that was bring him landed at Hollywood Burbank Airport.
” Today at roughly 9: 25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was turned over to the proper authorities for transportation to the state of California per a court order,” a representative for New york city State Department of Corrections and Neighborhood Guidance informed Fox News in a declaration.
Weinstein’s legal representative, Mark Werksman states he is “dissatisfied that the court didn’t permit to offer time for the court to rule on our habeas petition” and he will continue to battle to safeguard Weinstein.
The disgraced film magnate, who is currently serving a 23- year sentence in New york city for rape and sexual attack, deals with 11 counts in California, consisting of rape and sexual battery including 5 occurrences that supposedly occurred in between 2004 and2013 If founded guilty, he deals with approximately 140 years behind bars
Harvey Weinstein has actually been extradited to California..
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His defense group argued in a New york city City court last month that the previous Miramax head honcho ought to have the ability to remain in New york city given that he is presently getting medical treatment and stated Los Angeles district attorneys aren’t even prepared to get Weinstein as location courts have yet to start jury choice.
They likewise pushed to the court that Weinstein’s extradition documentation was improperly finished and didn’t associate to what he was being charged with in Los Angeles, including that the world is aware Weinstein is serving 23 years to life in New york city and if Los Angeles desires him to stand trial, it can take place essentially.
On the other hand, district attorneys argued the unfavorable that Weinstein can get treatment from anywhere which the defense of medical treatment need to hold no disallowing thinking about Los Angeles’ expertise as a world leader in administering first-class medical treatments.
” It’s Los Angeles. It’s not some remote station that does not have healthcare,” Erie County Assistant District Lawyer Colleen Gable stated in reaction to Weinstein’s defense group asking that he stay in New york city for medical factors.
Disgraced studio executive Harvey Weinstein is seen getting here in Los Angeles on July 20, 2021 after being extradited from New york city to stand trial on sexual attack accusations.
The indictment versus Weinstein, submitted in April, is practically similar to the criminal problem that had actually been submitted in January 2020 by previous DA Jackie Lacey.
LA district attorneys declare that Weinstein raped an Italian design at a Beverly Hills hotel on Feb. 18, 2013, simply a day prior to an attack versus another female, Lauren Young. The supposed attacks of the other 3 females all occurred at Beverly Hills hotels.
Despite how the California case ends, the previous manufacturer would still need to go back to New york city to serve the rest of his 23- year sentence.
Fox News’ Julius Young added to this report.