Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is currently serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in New York and could still face trial in Los Angeles for alleged sexual assault, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to state prison officials on the East Coast.
Weinstein is being held in isolation at Wende correctional Facility in western New York.
Officials said it is believed Weinstein was positive for the virus when he entered the state prison system for Rikers Island, a New York City jail.
Weinstein, 68, is one of two inmates at Wende who have tested positive for COVID-19.
In Los Angeles, he faces charges of rape, oral copulation, sexual penetration by force and sexual battery by restraint. Weinstein could face up to 28 years in prison if convicted of all counts.
On March 11, Los Angeles County prosecutors said they have “begun the process of extraditing defendant Weinstein to California to face the sexual assault charges that were filed in January. No arraignment date has been set. Once a date has been set, our office will notify the public.”