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Harvey Weinstein in special Rikers cell after overturned rape conviction

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Sex pest Harvey Weinstein returned to Rikers Island Friday afternoon, a day after his notorious rape conviction was overturned.

The fallen movie mogul is resting in a special cellular unit at Rikers’ West facility for inmates with health problems, his spokesperson confirmed to the Post.

“We are grateful for the way (the New York Department of Corrections and New York Correctional Health Services H+H) have handled the return to Rikers,” Juda Engelmayer said, adding that Weinstein “sees his medical needs.

Harvey Weinstein moved Friday afternoon into a special cell at Rikers Island for inmates with medical problems. P.A.

“At the same time, Juda Engelmayer says we are cautiously optimistic and ready to go to court, if that happens. There are fewer charges now and the deck will not be illegally stacked against him.

“Even though we all enjoy the same rights in our justice system, an accused person has an additional right to due process. We are happy that the judges of the Court of Appeal saw things this way.

Weinstein, 72, was transferred to Rikers from Mohawk Correctional Center in upstate New York ahead of his court date Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, where prosecutors will push for the producer disgraced film star to be retried for his explosive 2020 sex crimes conviction.

“At the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, our Special Victims Division fights every day to center survivors, elevate their voices, and demand justice for these horrific crimes. Our mission is to center the experiences and well-being of survivors in every decision we make, which we will do as we approach the next steps in this case,” the District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said. of Manhattan, Emily Tuttle, in a statement.

The Hollywood creep was freed earlier this week when the New York Court of Appeals overturned his sex crime conviction.

Weinstein is expected to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday. Corbis via Getty Images

The state’s highest court ruled in a 4-3 vote that testimony from witnesses of “prior wrongdoing” should not have been allowed because it “was not necessary to establish the intent of the accused and served only to establish the propensity of the accused to commit the crimes charged.”

The “Pulp Fiction” producer was convicted in February 2020 of one count of third-degree rape and one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He was convicted at the time of forcibly performing oral sex on former “Project Runway” production assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi and attacking hairstylist Jessica Mann — although 28 witnesses shared heartbreaking testimony during the trial and it was reported that at least 80 women came forward as victims.

Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for raping Mann and sexually abusing Haleyi.

The notorious rapist lived in a special Rikers cell during that trial because authorities feared an incident similar to the suicide of fellow sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein. Weinstein also suffers from a series of illnesses and uses a wheelchair and walker.

Three years later, in February 2023, he was sentenced to an additional 16 years in prison following his trial in Los Angeles on charges of forcible rape, forced oral copulation and sexual penetration by a foreign object of Italian model Jane Doe 1 , at the Mr. school. Hotel C in the city in February 2013.

Weinstein’s 2020 sex crime conviction was overturned Thursday by the New York Court of Appeals. AFP via Getty Images

Weinstein is expected to be extradited to California, where he will begin serving a 16-year prison sentence for sex charges.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-330-0226.





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