Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein Will Likely Die in Prison

Michael Avenatti isn’t the only U.S. prisoner whose been having a lousy time of late.

In fact, it’s quite possible that Harvey Weinstein has been having an even worse time than Avenatti.

As soon as the jury found Weinstein guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 – and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013 –  he was immediately remanded into custody, without bail, by the presiding judge, James M. Burke.

Justice James M. Burke

Rather than being taken directly to jail, however, Weinstein was taken to Bellevue Hospital when he started complaining about chest pains.

Most observers thought it was simply a ploy so that Weinstein could delay what will likely be a long period of incarceration.

But, as it turns out, Weinstein actually did have a heart blockage that was causing him significant pain – and also causing his blood pressure to be elevated to dangerously high levels.

And so it was that on Wednesday, March 4th, Weinstein underwent a heart procedure at Bellevue Hospital – and had a stent installed to remove the blockage.

And the very next day, Weinstein was loaded into an ambulance – and unceremoniously transferred to the North Infirmary Command at Rikers Island, which is where he is currently being held.

Rikers Island

Records indicate that Weinstein is 5’11’ tall – and weighs 210 pounds. At least he did before he checked into Bellevue Hospital.

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Jury Deliberated for Five Days

Unlike the jury in Keith Raniere’s case – which basically convicted him before they began what turned out to be about 4 hours of deliberations – Weinstein’s jury deliberated for 26 hours over 5 days before reaching unanimous verdicts in his case.

And unlike the jury in Raniere’s case, the Weinstein jury did not convict him on all the charges he was facing. Instead, it acquitted him on two counts of predatory sexual assault – and one count of rape in the first degree.

Had he been convicted on any of those counts, he would be facing up to a life sentence for each such conviction.

Two of Weinstein’s attorneys, Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis, have already indicated that they will be filing an appeal on his behalf.

They also said that there were “extremely troubling issues” with the way in which his trial was conducted.

Under New York law, a convicted defendant cannot file an appeal until after he is sentenced.

Harvey Weinstein with his walker.

Weinstein – who will turn 68 on March 19th – had been scheduled for sentencing on Wednesday, March 11th. But his recent medical procedure may cause the sentencing to be pushed back.

Whenever he’s sentenced, he’ll be facing a minimum sentence of 5 years – and a maximum sentence of 29 years – for his New York convictions.

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More Charges Await Weinstein in California

On the day before jury selection got underway in his New York trial, Weinstein was indicted on new charges in California.

The California charges include allegations of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force, and sexual battery by restraint.

The first victim, an Italian model-actress who has only been identified as Jane Doe 1, alleges that she was raped by Weinstein while she was attending a film festival on February 17, 2013. According to Jane Doe 1’s claims, Weinstein knocked at her hotel room door shortly after she returned from the festival. After she let him inside, she claims that Weinstein overpowered her and raped her.

Jane Doe 2 claims that Weinstein trapped her in a bathroom of the hotel room where she was staying – and then took off his clothes and masturbated in front of her while grabbing her breasts.

If convicted of all counts in California, Weinstein would be facing up to 28 years in prison.

If he is convicted in California, it is very unlikely that the judge will have the new sentence run concurrently with the New York sentence.

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Prosecutors Apparently Collaborated on Prosecutions

Based on public records, it appears that the prosecutors in New York and California closely collaborated with one another in their pursuit of Weinstein.

In fact, one of the alleged victims in California was actually called as a witness in the New York case – and allowed to testify about her experience with Mr. Weinstein even though she had nothing to do with the charges in that case.

The judge in the New York case allowed her testimony as part of the prosecution’s effort to show that Weinstein had “a pattern of behavior” of sexually abusing women.

He also allowed 24 other women who had no connection to the New York charges to provide similar “pattern of behavior” testimony.

And the timing of the California indictment could not have been worse for Weinstein.

On the day before jurors were going to be selected for his New York trial, the media was full of stories about the California charges.

These were on top of the numerous stories that had been written about the more than 80 women who had accused Weinstein of various sorts of sexual misconduct over the course of the past eighteen months.

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Pre-Trial Ruling Badly Undercut Weinstein’s Defense in New York Case

On the same day that the California charges were announced, the judge in the New York case also dealt a major blow to Weinstein’s defense team when he ruled that they could not call New York City Detective Nicholas DiGaudio as a witness.

DiGaudio’s handling of evidence in the case became an issue in October 2018 when one of the charges in the indictment related to former actress Lucia Evans was thrown out by Justice Burke.

Evans had accused Mr. Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him during a business meeting.

But she had also told a close friend that she had willingly agreed to the sex act after Weinstein promised to give her various acting jobs in return – and that friend subsequently relayed the story.

Prosecutors claimed that Detective DiGaudio never told them about the second version of the story.

And rather than hearing what DiGaudio had to say about the matter, Justice Burke simply dismissed the charge that involved Weinstein’s alleged mistreatment of her.

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Weinstein Will Likely Die in Prison

Given his age – and his health – it is quite likely that Weinstein will die in prison.

To begin with, he’ll likely get sentenced to at least 10-15 years in the New York case.

And assuming that he gets convicted in California – which seems very likely if only because of his notoriety and the general public’s awareness of his New York conviction – he’ll probably be facing at least another 10-15 year sentence there.

Thus far, 2020 has not been a great year for Harvey Weinstein.

And his future looks even worse…

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  • Horny Harvey can make things much more comfortable for himself by finding prison love. Shower-time lovemaking with the fellow prisoners can earn him favors.

  • If Coronavirus makes it into a prison, it will spread like wildfire…..And the Harveys and Vanguards will be no more…..

    So, yes, Harvey is going to die in prison.

    • Coronavirus will most definitely show up in prisons – and will likely infect a higher-than-average percentage of the prisoners (Prisons are like cruise ships without any of the amenities – and prisoners are housed in extremely close proximity to one another). When that happens, I think you’ll see many guards calling in sick so that they can avoid being exposed to the virus – which may, in turn, mean that we’ll see the National Guard called in to serve as temporary fill-ins.

      • Yeah sure, as if getting the Coronavirus poses any more risk of death than getting the Flu. LOL.

        It has a 2% death rate, same as Flu.

        The Flu killed over 70,000 people last year.

        The Coronavirus has killed only 3,000 so far —- yet people fear it as though it’s the end of the world. LOL.

        Duh. Grow a brain, Claviger.

        The Coronavirus is basically just a bad cough that’s being treated with Gatorade in some places (antibiotics don’t work). It’s a joke.

        The only people at risk of death are the same people at risk of death from the flu or from bee stings, those with seriously compromised immune systems. LOL.

        Much ado about nothing.

        It won’t matter if the prisons get it. You dumb fuck.

        It’ll just be a couple weeks of coughing and then business as usual. Who gives a fuck.

        • ===Pablow said: Yeah sure, as if getting the Coronavirus poses any more risk of death than getting the Flu. LOL. It has a 2% death rate, same as Flu.===

          The Covid 19 rate could be around 2% because it varies by region and all the facts aren’t in. But the death rate of the flu is about 20 times smaller at .1%. LOL

          The death rate from seasonal flu is typically around 0.1% in the U.S. The death rate for COVID-19 appears to be higher than that of the flu. In the study published Feb. 18 in the China CDC Weekly, researchers found a death rate from COVID-19 to be around 2.3% in mainland China. Another study of about 1,100 hospitalized patients in China, published Feb. 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the overall death rate was slightly lower, around 1.4%.

          Feel free to apologize

          • Technically the flu is .095%. Meaning if 1 million people get the flu only 950 die.

            If governments of the world weren’t responding the way they are, this thing would be a lot worse.

            Bangkok, currently you’re more likely to be one of the 37,000 plus people to die in a car accident – or one of the 30,000 who have died from the FLU.

            Bangkok, I suspect your mommy is well into her 50s. If your mom gets the Coronavirus, she has about a 1 in 45 chance of dying.

            Sounds like good odds?

            Not when its human life.

      • KrClaviger,

        I agree, excellent call. I didn’t even think of that angle with the guards.

        There will probably be a slightly larger outbreak in the United States before everyone gets on board with the CDC guidelines.

        In China, Iran, and Italy the governments didn’t take the coronavirus seriously until there was a big spike. Once a government and its citizens respond to the coronavirus taking the virus seriously, there’s a big dip in the number of infections.

    • It kills fewer people than the Flu, you DUMB FUCK.

      Now kindly go OFF yourself.

      Oh, and give my best to your fat Sicilian whore.

      Have a nice day. 🙂

      • Hey Pablo,

        Not nice language, Frank will no longer let me reply in-kind, most unfortunately; so we will no longer trade insults & barbs. Alas no more banter or ribbing. I will miss those days my wayward spiritual child.

        “As the son becomes the father the father becomes the child.”

        My last piece of advice to you…
        Don’t ever pass on the p*ssy or one day you will look back and regret it… The rest of your life. Trust me don’t ever pass on the p.*ssy unless it’s below a 6. Then pass!!! Unless you have been plied with alcohol.

    • Kristin– “I handed in an assignment that took me forever.”

      Did Kook learn nothing in Keith? Why stay up late studying when it’s quicker sleeping with your teacher?

  • Weinstein finally did something productive with his life, he not only started the sexual assault/rape #metoo movement, but that movement has spilled over to people speaking out about Amway and other MLM scams. Thanks, Harvey! LOL

      • Now in Rikers hospital section, Weintein has a floor to himself, a section accommodating 30 beds. It’s where he is going to be kept until he’s sentenced, so not for long.

        • New York’s long term plan is to replace the scandalous Rikers Island with jails spread around New York City.
          As for Rikers itself, it will either be converted into a solar and wind farm or used to expand nearby LaGuardia Airport.
          But that won’t happen until after 2025.

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