Harvey Weinstein has been extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face prices in a second rape trial, the place he’s dealing with 11 sexual assault prices involving 5 ladies in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Weinstein is due in California court docket on Wednesday for arraignment.
“This morning at approximately 9:25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was handed over to the appropriate officials for transport to the state of California per a court order,” a New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision spokesperson stated in an announcement.
Weinstein’s legal professionals had fought efforts to carry him to California and his extradition had been delayed repeatedly, attributable to each the COVID-19 pandemic and in addition due to claims that the L.A. County district legal professional’s workplace had a difficulty together with his extradition paperwork. That subject has since been resolved.
Weinstein faces as much as 140 years to life in jail if convicted on this new trial. The prices, which embody rape and sexual battery, stem from 5 incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2013.
Harvey Weinstein was incarcerated on the Wende Correctional Facility after being discovered responsible of rape and a prison sexual act in February 2020. Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in New York state jail.
Los Angeles D.A. Jackie Lacey filed a number of counts of sexual assault towards the Miramax co-founder shortly earlier than jury choice for his New York trial started, and prosecutors in October added a further six prices involving two extra alleged victims.
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