Harvey Weinstein

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Weinstein Accused of Raping Teen

Plus 3 more newly alleged rapes

(Newser) - Four new rape accusations against Harvey Weinstein have emerged in a lawsuit, Variety reports. The accusers allege the movie mogul sexually assaulted them between 1984 and 2013; one of them says she was about 17 years old when Weinstein invited her to his hotel room to talk about her potential... More »

Prosecutors Add Felony Charge to Weinstein Case

California officials say they'll keep adding counts if new allegations surface

(Newser) - Los Angeles County prosecutors have added another charge, felony sexual battery by restraint, to their case against Harvey Weinstein. They said the charge involves a 2010 attack at a Beverly Hills hotel, NBC reports. The victim had been interviewed last year, prosecutors said, and provided information in March confirming that... More »

Harvey Weinstein Is Out of Quarantine

Spokesman says he is not showing COVID-19 symptoms

(Newser) - Coronavirus deaths in New York state are continuing to climb—but Harvey Weinstein apparently won't be among them. A spokesman says the inmate, who was reportedly infected weeks ago , is not showing COVID-19 symptoms and is out of quarantine, Fox reports. "As of now, it’s been 14... More »

Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive for Coronavirus

New York prison puts former producer in isolation

(Newser) - Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, New York prison officials said. He's in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility, the Niagara Gazette reports. Another inmate at Wende also has tested positive. Weinstein was transferred there Thursday from Rikers Island; new state prisoners are sent to... More »

Weinstein Transferred to Maximum-Security Prison

Inmate No. 20B0584 will be held at Wende for evaluation

(Newser) - New York state inmate No. 20B0584, once one of Hollywood's most powerful figures, arrived at a maximum-security prison near Buffalo Wednesday. Harvey Weinstein, who turns 68 on Thursday, was sent from Rikers Island to the Wende Correctional Institute in Alden, NY, for evaluation, Bloomberg reports. Authorities say Weinstein, who... More »

Weinstein Hospitalized Hours After Sentencing

Rep says 67-year-old had chest pains

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was back in the hospital before the end of the first day of his 23-year sentence for sex crimes. The 67-year-old, who was sentenced in New York Wednesday, was transferred from the Rikers Island jail complex to Bellevue Hospital hours later after experiencing chest pains, a rep tells... More »

Here's What Weinstein Said Before Being Sentenced

Fallen movie mogul gets 23 years

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's sentencing hearing began at 9:30am ET Wednesday in New York, and within just about 90 minutes the disgraced movie mogul had been sentenced to 23 years in prison. He had faced between five and 29 years—the higher end of which, NBC New York noted before... More »

Harvey Weinstein Email: 'Jen Aniston Should Be Killed'

Disgraced mogul faces sentence of up to 29 years

(Newser) - In court papers released ahead of his sentencing Wednesday, Harvey Weinstein says he is suicidal and talks about founding a hospital for other sex addicts. He also calls for Jennifer Aniston to be killed. The Aniston remark was in an email from Weinstein to his rep in Oct. 2017, weeks... More »

Harvey Weinstein's Rep Describes Incident at Rikers

She says he suffered a fall on Sunday morning

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein has only been at Rikers since Thursday , and things are off to a bumpy start—quite literally. His rep confirmed to CNN that Weinstein experienced dizziness and then suffered a fall on Sunday morning. "Harvey says his head throbs all the time and thinks he has a... More »

Weinstein Heading to Rikers

After heart procedure at Bellevue

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein, who was hospitalized following his conviction last month on rape and sexual assault charges, is being moved to Rikers Island, one of his lawyers said Thursday. Attorney Arthur Aidala said the disgraced former movie mogul will now be held in an infirmary at New York City's sprawling... More »

#MeToo Didn't Affect Trial, Weinstein Juror Says

Unsealed documents show judge wouldn't kick foreman out for smiling at prosecutor

(Newser) - The jury that convicted Harvey Weinstein of rape and sex assault did not consider the trial's implications for the #MeToo movement, one of the jurors said in an interview aired Friday. "No, zero, absolutely zero," juror Drew Malbin said on CBS This Morning. "Because it’s... More »

Insider: Weinstein's Cell Will Be Like 'Little Hotel'

Inmate No. 06581138Z won't be mixing with the general population

(Newser) - To the state of New York, Harvey Weinstein is now Inmate No. 06581138Z. Weinstein, who was convicted of sex crimes on Monday, was taken to a prison ward at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital Center after the verdict. His next stop is expected to be the notorious Rikers Island jail. Lawyers... More »

Rose McGowan on Weinstein: 'The Trash Has Been Taken Out'

Weinstein accusers rejoice after verdict

(Newser) - It was a day some of Harvey Weinstein's many accusers thought they would never see: The 67-year-old, once one of Hollywood's most powerful men, was convicted of sex crimes and taken from a courtroom in handcuffs. The trial was seen as a "watershed moment for the #MeToo... More »

After Guilty Verdict, Weinstein Didn't Make It to Jail

He was rerouted to Bellevue Hospital with chest pains

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's first night in jail after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault has apparently been delayed. A few hours after the verdict was read out in a New York City courtroom, the 67-year-old rapist was being transferred to the infirmary at Rikers Island in an ambulance... More »

What Weinstein Told His Lawyers After Convictions

'I'm innocent. How could this happen in America?'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is now in custody after being convicted of sex crimes in a Manhattan courtroom Monday. "Rape is rape," said District Attorney Cyrus Vance after the verdict, whether it's committed "in a dark alley by a stranger" or by "a man of immense power... More »

Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Rape, Sent to Jail

But he will likely end up in the infirmary for now

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and could be sent to prison for decades, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement, per the AP . He was convicted on charges stemming from a 2006 sexual assault... More »

Weinstein's Jury May Be Split on Most Serious Charges

Judge instructs them to keep it at on 4th day of deliberations

(Newser) - The jury deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial indicated Friday it is deadlocked on the most serious charges, per the AP . In a note sent to the judge during their lunch break, jurors asked if it were permissible for them to be hung on two counts of predatory sexual... More »

Judge Warns Weinstein Ahead of Jury Deliberations

Prosecution accuses lead attorney of jury tampering

(Newser) - Tuesday should've marked a quiet start to jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial. Instead, the drama continued with prosecutors accusing Weinstein's lead attorney Donna Rotunno of jury tampering. Rotunno—previously accused of violating a judge's order about publicly discussing the case —penned an... More »

Closing Argument: Weinstein Considered Victims 'Disposable'

Jury to begin deliberations in rape trial Tuesday

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a Hollywood big shot that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like "complete disposables," Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape trial. On a TV monitor next to... More »

Defense Rests, Without Calling Weinstein

(Newser) - Onto closing arguments. The defense rested in the Harvey Weinstein trial Tuesday without calling Weinstein himself to testify, reports USA Today . The decision wasn't a big surprise, with the AP noting that defendants in other high-profile rape cases such as Bill Cosby and Jerry Sandusky also skipped testifying. On... More »

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