Harvey Weinstein‘s been indicted on sexual assault charges in L.A. and now faces extradition from New York, but he’s hoping to stay put because his health is failing… so claims his legal team.
The disgraced movie producer appeared Monday for his extradition hearing via video conference along with his attorneys, Mark Werksman and Norman Effman, who argued against him being sent to L.A. for “humanitarian” reasons.
Effman claims Weinstein is technically blind and has major dental issues — he’s allegedly lost 4 teeth and is in danger of losing more. According to his lawyer, prison officials in NY have scheduled 2 medical procedures for Weinstein … one for his sight and one for his teeth.
On top of all this … Effman says his client’s still suffering from cardiac issues, diabetes and back pain, along with sleep apnea.
For all of these reasons, Weinstein’s team’s asking the judge to allow him to remain at the medical unit he’s been confined to at the maximum-security prison in New York, where he’s serving his sentence for rape.
The judge set the next hearing for later this month, so for now Weinstein will stay put in his prison cell.
As we’ve reported, despite his 2020 conviction in New York, Weinstein was still facing criminal charges in Los Angeles … where a grand jury recently indicted him on 11 counts of sexual assault connected to alleged assaults of 5 women.
It should be noted — during Monday’s hearing, Weinstein’s lawyers insisted their client believes he can beat the charges.