Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus

Published By Alexandra Heilbron on Mar 23, 2020

Harvey Weinstein Photo by Georges BiardConvicted rapist Harvey Weinstein tested positive for coronavirus in prison on Saturday, according to the New York Post. An official told the paper the former movie mogul likely contracted the virus while he was in jail on Rikers Island.

Weinstein is currently being held in isolation at the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, which is where he was tested yesterday. He is one of two inmates who have tested positive at the facility.

Weinstein is facing 23 years in prison after he was found guilty of third-degree rape against an aspiring actress and one count of first-degree criminal sexual act against a former production assistant last month.

According to Newstalk 1010, the state of New York has been hit by the largest jail outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Jasmine • 3/22/2020 9:21:12 PM

    I can’t believe they wasted a test on him 🤦🏻‍♀️

  2. Catherine L. • 3/23/2020 8:38:05 AM

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. tsk tsk.

  3. Mary T • 3/23/2020 12:53:40 PM

    Totally agree with Jasmine & Catherine L.

  4. James B Reynolds • 3/23/2020 4:21:03 PM

    He was seeming to be walking pretty good before his trial started and all of a sudden he was using a walker. Then he didn't get bail and all of a sudden he has an heart attack. And now he has COVID-19. It seems this Imitation poor excuse of a human being will try anything to stay out of jail.

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