Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein hospitalised

Weinstein was convicted in a New York court in 2020 of the rape and sexual assault of ex-actress Jessica Mann in 2013

Updated - April 28, 2024 04:21 pm IST

Published - April 28, 2024 11:09 am IST - New York

According to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Harvey Weinstein will appear in a New York City court on May 1, 2024. File

According to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Harvey Weinstein will appear in a New York City court on May 1, 2024. File | Photo Credit: AP

Disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was hospitalised on April 27 upon his return to New York after the city's highest court overturned his 2020 conviction on sex crime charges.

The 4-3 decision was a shock reversal of one of the defining cases of the #MeToo movement, but Weinstein will remain jailed on a separate 16-year rape sentence handed down in California.

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"The NYC Department of Corrections determined that Weinstein needed immediate medical attention," his lawyer Arthur L Aidala told AFP in a statement.

"A myriad of tests are being performed on Harvey and he is being kept for observation."

Police told U.S. media that Weinstein had been taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital.

On Thursday, the city's Court of Appeals found the trial judge erred in admitting the testimony of additional women who were allegedly abused by Weinstein but who were not named in the charges brought against him, and ordered a new trial.

Bombshell allegations broke against the Oscar-winning producer in 2017, launching the #MeToo movement that paved the way for women to fight back against sexual violence in the workplace.

Weinstein, 72, was convicted in a New York court in 2020 of the rape and sexual assault of ex-actress Jessica Mann in 2013, and of forcibly performing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006.

He was later sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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