Harvey Weinstein’s extradition from New York to Los Angeles was delayed by a pandemic | Instant News

Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to Los Angeles has been postponed by a coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors said.

The disgraced former Hollywood film producer was convicted of rape in February and served a 23-year prison sentence in New York.

Weinstein, who was once one of the most powerful and feared men in the film industry, was also accused of sexually harassing three women in Los Angeles.

Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape in February (Miramax / PRNewswire / PA)“/>
Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape in February (Miramax / PRNewswire / PA)

Los Angeles district attorney launched an extradition process to bring him to California in March, but the pandemic has now delayed the trial.

A spokesman for the prosecutor said: “The virus has delayed processing of extradition documents. There is no estimate of the time when he will appear in the Los Angeles courtroom.”

Weinstein was sentenced in March and is by far the highest profile scalp of the #MeToo movement.

The 68-year-old man was convicted of rape and sexual violence after being accused of violations by a number of women.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles filed additional charges against him in April. He was alleged to have attacked a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010, authorities said.

The original criminal complaint accused Weinstein of sexually harassing two women during a separate incident in 2013.

If convicted as charged in a modified complaint, Weinstein faces 29 years in state prison.

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