Harvey Weinstein, 68 is an American former film producer and convicted sex offender, who is serving a 23-year sentence after being convicted of first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape, he is reported to be seriously ill in Wende Correctional Facility in New York, with doctors believing he has contracted coronavirus.
He underwent a Covid-19 test on Tuesday, and has already been placed into isolation for 72 hours.
According to reports, he has a temperature of 101 (38 degrees celsius) and is ‘doing poorly’.
A statement released read;
‘At this time, according to Juda Englemeyer, his publicist, and Craig Rothfeld, his authorised NYSDOCCS and NYS Department of Health Representative, we can neither confirm nor deny that Mr. Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19.
‘We can confirm that Mr. Weinstein has a fever and is being closely monitored by the excellent medical staff at Wende CF for which the entire legal defense team is grateful.
‘It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis. We are working with the NYSDOCCS and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Mr. Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs.
‘As information becomes available that we are at liberty to discuss we will update everyone accordingly.’