Harvey Weinstein isolated in prison with high fever, coronavirus complications likely: source

Molly Crane-Newman, Nancy Dillon and Leonard Greene, New York Daily News
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Fallen movie mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is in prison isolation with a soaring fever, the likely result of coronavirus complications, according to a source.

Weinstein, 68, is very ill and has a high sustained fever, said the source, who has direct knowledge of Weinstein’s medical condition.

Weinstein was tested Tuesday morning and doctors are awaiting results. But they were confident enough he has COVID-19 that they have placed him in isolation for 72 hours at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, NY, where he is serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault.

Juda Englemeyer, Weinstein’s publicist, and Craig Rothfield, a state department of health representative, said they could not confirm nor deny if Weinstein has coronavirus.

“We can confirm that Mr. Weinstein has a fever, and is being closely monitored by the excellent medical staff at Wende CF for which the entire legal defense team is grateful,” the representatives said in a statement. “It should come as no surprise that Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition high blood pressure and spinal stenosis.”

If the test comes back positive, Weinstein will be transferred to a prison hospital.

Weinstein’s condition was first reported by TMZ.

Several reports said Weinstein had coronavirus in March but he was never officially diagnosed with the disease.

One of Weinstein’s defense attorneys, Donna Rotunno, said she could not confirm Weinstein’s condition.

“I have heard nothing of the sort,” she said.

TMZ said Weinstein’s fever was 101 degrees.

Weinstein also faces rape and sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.


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