Harvey Weinstein reportedly tests positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to Deadline, Hollywood mogul has tested positive for the diseases. Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in March on sexual assault and rape charges and recently transferred to Wende Correctional Facility in New York.
Deadline says he has been placed in medical isolation. However, PR reps for Weinstein do not know the positive Coronavirus test.
“Our team …has not heard anything like that yet,” said Weinstein PR chief Juda Engelmayer on Sunday. “I can’t tell you what I don’t know,” the producer’s rep told Deadline.
The coronavirus is changing the world in real-time. Healthcare systems are struggling to control the outbreak, and governments are mandating social distancing rules. Deadline reports, it is unknown how Weinstein contracted the disease.
On February 24, Weinstein was found guilty by a New York jury of two sex crime felony charges after a nearly a six-week trial. Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on March 11.
Weinstein complained of chest pains and was sent to New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. Weinstein was later moved to Rikers’ vast North infirmary Command, where he remained until he was transferred to Wende Correctional Facility in New York.
The Hollywood Mogul was first arrested in New York in late May 2018. Weinstein initially faced two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and one count each for first-degree rape and third-degree rape in New York. Subject to travel restrictions reinforced last August 7, he had been out on a $5 million bail after entering a not guilty plea on July 9, 2018. Weinstein entered a plea of not guilty on August 26, 2019, when a new indictment was added.