Harvey Weinstein extradited to L.A. to face more charges

Published By Alexandra Heilbron on Jul 21, 2021

Harvey Weinstein at The Imitation Game premiere, 2014 TIFF. Photo by GabboT.Despite attempts from Harvey Weinstein's lawyers to keep him from having to face more sexual assault charges in Los Angeles on the grounds that he's in poor health and going blind, the disgraced movie mogul was flown from the Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison near Buffalo, N.Y., to the Twin Towers jail in downtown L.A. on Tuesday.

Weinstein appeared in court Wednesday morning, handcuffed and in a wheelchair. He remained silent as his lawyer entered a "not guilty" plea on his behalf.

Los Angeles prosecutors now have 120 days to bring Weinstein to trial.

Weinstein, who is already serving a 23-year sentence since his February 2020 conviction for assaulting two different women, faces 11 additional counts of sexual assault. ~Alexandra Heilbron


Comments & Discussion

  1. JP • 7/22/2021 6:47:27 AM

    You know the old saying, if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. All of these women that you traumatized over the years deserve their justice ten times more than you deserve mercy

  2. Terry • 7/22/2021 10:05:53 AM

    Cosby got off scott free claiming poor health & so will this piece of lizzard dung. Big monied men can pay for big lawyers -- they all get off. Look at OJ Simpson & everybody in the world knew he did it --- including the lawyers & judges. Sadly, the justice system is about nothing but big money.

  3. Confused • 7/22/2021 10:07:06 AM

    The USA is weird. How do you extradite from your country to your country?


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