According to Fox News, an legal professional for Weinstein confirmed the identical to the information outlet and advised that his shopper’s extradition was anticipated to occur in mid-July in order that he might stand trial for extra sexual assault prices.
A spokesman for New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision advised Fox News in an announcement, “This morning at approximately 9:25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was handed over to the appropriate officials for transport to the state of California per a court order.”
Weinstein’s lawyer, Mark Werksman says that he’s “disappointed that the court didn’t allow to give time for the court to rule on our habeas petition” and he’ll proceed to battle to defend Weinstein.
Weinstein, who’s already serving a 23-yr sentence in New York for rape and sexual assault, faces 11 counts in California, together with rape and sexual battery involving 5 incidents that allegedly came about between 2004 and 2013. If convicted, he faces up to 140 years behind bars.
LA prosecutors allege that Weinstein raped an Italian mannequin at a Beverly Hills resort on February 18, 2013, only a day earlier than an assault towards one other girl, Lauren Young. The alleged assaults of the opposite three ladies all came about at Beverly Hills lodges.
According to Fox News, regardless of how the California trial ends, the previous producer would nonetheless have to return to New York to serve the remaining of his 23-yr sentence.