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Harvey Weinstein Rushed To The Hospital After Rape Conviction

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has been taken to a New York City hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

The embattled American film producer was found guilty on two of the five charges leveled against him yesterday and was on his way to jail on Rikers Island when he began complaining of chest pains.

Harvey Weinstein was convicted on a two-count charge of third degree rape
Harvey Weinstein was convicted on a two-count charge of third-degree rape

E! News has confirmed that he is at the Bellevue Hospital on admission. The facility has its own prison ward for inmates.

Weinstein was found guilty by a jury of seven men and five women of two counts of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual act in the first degree. He wasn’t found guilty on two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count of rape in the first degree.

The convicted sex offender was previously out on bond, and he will remain in jail pending when he will be sentenced on March 11, 2020.

Weinstein
Weinstein

Reacting to his conviction, his attorney Donna Rotunno said it was “bittersweet”, telling reporters outside the courthouse that Weinstein’s legal team would appeal the verdict.

She said:

Harvey is very strong. Harvey is unbelievably strong. He took it like a man. He knows that we will continue to fight for him and knows that this is not over.

All he kept saying over and over again was, ‘I’m innocent. I’m innocent. How could this happen in America? I’m innocent. I’m innocent.

Weinstein faces up to 25 years in prison.

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