Former filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, who is carrying out a jail punishment for rape and assault, has tested positive for the coronavirus, as indicated by the leader of the state prison guards association.
Weinstein, 68, is in quartine at Wende Correctional Facility, said Michael Powers. He is the leader of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.
Michael also says he discovers that the test return positive on Sunday morning. And is worrying about the prison guards, who he said need appropriate protective equipment. A few staff is in the isolation, Powers said.
Weinstein is in Wende Correctional Facility. It is a maximum-security jail east of Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday.
He condemns to 23 years in jail on March 11 for explicitly attacking previous creation right hand Mimi Haleyi and assaulting Jessica Mann, a onetime yearning on-screen character.
According to his spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, Following his sentencing, Weinstein spent time at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for heart difficulties. He also has other medical problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.
An attorney for Weinstein said on Sunday night that his official group had not been told of the coronavirus finding.
“Given Mr. Weinstein’s state of health, we are of course concerned, if this is the case, and we are vigilantly monitoring the situation,” said legal counselor Imran Ansari, who is situated in New York.
A local paper in upstate New York named The Niagara Gazette, detailed that Weinstein had tested positive for the virus earlier Sunday, referring to mysterious authorities.
A state jail official told Reuters that two detainees at the Wende Facility have affirmed cases of COVID-19. The authority said he was unable to remark on any individual detainee’s clinical record.
The authority disclosed to Reuters that, with each affirmed case, the Department of Corrections works with the Department of Health to distinguish conceivably uncovered individuals.
Imprint David Chapman, who killed Beatle John Lennon in 1980, served a portion of his time at Wende Correctional Facility. As did Robert Chambers, named the “Preppie executioner,” who choked 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City’s Central Park in 1986.
Weinstein’s conviction hailed as a triumph for the #MeToo movement against sexual offense by influential men.
However, over 100 ladies, including well known on-screen characters, have blamed Weinstein for sexual wrongdoing extending back decades. He has denied the charges, saying any sex was consensual.
Weinstein likewise faces separate rape charges in Los Angeles.
Weinstein won an Academy Award for delivering “Shakespeare in Love”. And also was liable for other acclaiming films including “Mash Fiction,” “The English Patient” and “Posses of New York.”