Disgraced film producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has officially been extradited to California face more sexual assault charges.
Weinstein was “handed over to the proper authorities for transport to the state of California” on Tuesday, according to the New York State Department of Corrections. confirmed to Variety. He was being held at Wende Correctional Facility in New York City and is scheduled to be transferred to Twin Towers Prison in Los Angeles, California.
It comes after a judge ruled last month that Weinstein would be extradited to California as he faces charges of alleged sexual assault on five women. His legal team had tried to delay his extradition so that he could receive medical treatment in New York, and Variety notes that they have filed a habeas motion opposing the extradition in the Los Angeles court.
“I am disappointed that the [district attorney] We did not wait for the judge to rule on our habeas request before transporting Harvey here, but we will continue to fight to ensure Harvey receives the essential medical care he needs, ”Weinstein’s lawyer said. , Mark Werksman. Told New York Daily News.
Weinstein had previously been sentenced to 23 years in New York City after being convicted of two counts in his rape trial. According to Variety, when Weinstein arrives in California, prosecutors in Los Angeles have 120 days to bring him to justice. Weinstein, CNN Reports, is expected to be brought to justice in California on Wednesday.