Los Angeles – Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to Los Angeles to face a second criminal prosecution for new sexual crime charges will be delayed by the coronavirus, so the accused will remain in New York prison, where he is already serving a sentence.
On March 11, after hearing the conviction of the New York trial, the Los Angeles prosecutor’s office began procedures to extradite Weinstein to California, although the process is stalled.
The new indictment responds to alleged sexual abuse at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2010. If found guilty, he could face a sentence of up to 29 years in prison.
The renowned former Hollywood producer is serving a 23-year prison sentence that a New York judge ruled for rape and sexual assault. The charges against him sparked the worldwide movement known as “Me too.”
The judge in the case did not set a date for the charges to be read and now it appears that it will take time for the pandemic to occur.
Representatives from the Los Angeles prosecutor’s office, Jackie Lacey, confirmed this information, adding that “there is no estimated date that (Weinstein) will appear in court.”
Just last month, this same office added yet another sex crime charge against Weinstein, which will add to those already existing in the second trial against the former American producer, at the Hollywood headquarters.
The victim was interviewed in October 2019 and, after providing evidence that corroborates the alleged crime, it was verified that it had not yet prescribed.
The film producer provided his version of the complaints against the actress.
The conviction of Weinstein in New York, which marked a major victory for the #MeToo movement in its fight against sexual abuse, includes 20 years in prison for abusing production assistant Mimi Haley in 2006.
In addition, three others for the third-degree rape of aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.