Harvey Weinstein enters the courthouse on July 11, 2019 in New York Metropolis.
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Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was transferred at a New York jail Tuesday morning into the custody of officers for extradition to California, the place he faces trial for critical intercourse crimes.
Weinstein, who has been locked up in New York serving a 23-year jail sentence since his conviction final 12 months for intercourse offenses in Manhattan, final month was ordered extradited to California by a decide in Erie County, New York.
The 69-year-old is charged in Los Angeles with rape, sexual battery and different crimes in reference to 5 incidents that allegedly occurred between 2004 and 2013 in Los Angeles.
He faces as much as 140 years in jail if convicted within the Los Angeles circumstances.
“This morning at roughly 9:25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was handed over to the suitable officers for transport to the state of California per a courtroom order,” the New York State Division of Corrections and Group Supervision stated in a press release.
The movie producer, who co-founded the leisure firm Miramax, grew to become a number one villain within the #MeToo motion after a number of ladies accused him of sexual misconduct.
He was convicted in February 2020 in Manhattan Supreme Court docket of a first-degree felony sexual act towards manufacturing assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and of third-degree rape for attacking aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a resort room in 2013.
Weinstein’s legal professionals filed an attraction of his conviction in April.
His legal professionals had argued towards his extradition to Los Angeles by citing his poor well being.
Earlier than his shame, Weinstein had produced award-winning movies together with “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love” and “Gangs of New York.”