Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive For COVID-19
Disgraced film mogul and convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, media reports have stated.
“Our team that has HIPAA consent has not heard anything like that yet. I can’t tell you what I don’t know,” Weinstein’s representative, Juda Engelmayer told PEOPLE.
News of his having contracted COVID-19 comes mere days after he was shifted to the Wende Correctional Facility from New York City’s Rikers Island.
According to media reports, the 68-year-old is being kept in isolation along with another inmate who has also tested positive. Officials told the Niagara Gazette which was the first to break the news that they believe he was already positive for COVID-19 when he caME to the facility.
Prior to entering the facility, Weinstein was alternating between Rikers Island and a New York Hospital.
“There is no better breeding ground for this virus than a closed environment such as a correctional facility,” Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) told Niagara Gazette.