Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein continues to fly private despite being a convicted rapist.
Weinstein, who has already spent 23 years in prison in New York for rape and sexual assault, was extradited to California on Tuesday to face additional sexual assault accusations.
Because of his health issues, he was flown out to the West Coast on a private jet, according to sources.
Weinstein, 69, was photographed. in Burbank, California, disembarking from a private aeroplane Weinstein did fly private, according to an attorney who spoke to Page Six.
Due to Weinstein’s health difficulties, retired Supreme Court Judge Barry Kamins of Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, the company supervising Weinstein’s appeal in New York, told us that the jet was organised with Weinstein’s lawyers upstate.
“When persons are extradited, they are frequently transported by bus…. He explained, “It’s not done by plane.” He did say, though, that flying was the “easiest method to get him out there.”
According to his lawyers, the once high-flying movie producer has a laundry list of health issues, including diabetes, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, spinal stenosis, sleep apnea, leg discomfort, arthritis, anaemia, and more. With a walker, he was seen exiting the plane.
Weinstein is also reportedly working with a prison consultant to try to get him into a better medical prison facility than the local LA county jail, despite prosecutors’ claims that the jail where Weinstein would be kept provides acceptable medical treatment.
On Wednesday, Weinstein pleaded not guilty to a spate of sex-crime allegations.
He was wheeled into the Los Angeles courtroom in a wheelchair and charged with 11 charges of sexual assault, including four counts of rape.
He’d been incarcerated in the Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York earlier. If Weinstein is convicted on the LA allegations, he could face another 140 years in prison.
Prosecutors in Los Angeles now have 120 days to bring Weinstein’s case to trial, and Kamins believes his New York appeal will be heard in September, before the LA case is heard.
His lawyers also submitted a motion on Wednesday to dismiss three of the 11 counts against him, claiming that the statute of limitations had run out.
Outside the courthouse, his counsel stated, “These charges are allegations that were made years and years ago.”
The date of his next hearing in Los Angeles is July 29.
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