Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, sentenced to 23 years in the case of rape and sexual abuse, became infected with a coronavirus. It is reported by the Daily Mail with reference to a source familiar with the situation.
According to the interlocutor of the publication, Weinstein told the prison staff where he was serving his sentence about the symptoms of coronavirus that appeared. Then the producer took tests, the result was positive. Weinstein is now in quarantine. Earlier, on March 12, Harvey Weinstein was hospitalized due to health problems. The former tycoon, who recently complained of chest pain, was sent from prison to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
On March 11, the producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison. In February, the jury found him guilty of rape of the third degree and incitement to the sex of the first degree. Then Weinstein refused to admit his guilt. According to him, everything happened by mutual agreement. Weinstein’s defense intends to appeal the verdict, an appeal will be filed in July.
According to a project by Johns Hopkins University, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world exceeded 329 thousand. More than 14 thousand people died, more than 97 thousand recovered.