Harvey Weinstein extradicted to California for sexual assault trial
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Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is on his way to California.
On Tuesday, an attorney for Weinstein, 69, confirmed to Fox News his extradition was expected to happen in mid-July so that he could stand trial for more sexual assault charges.
“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,” a spokesman for New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision told Fox News in a statement.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Mark Werksman says he is “disappointed that the court didn’t allow to give time for the court to rule on our habeas petition” and he will continue to fight to defend Weinstein.
The disgraced movie mogul, who is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York for rape and sexual assault, faces 11 counts in California, including rape and sexual battery involving five incidents that allegedly took place between 2004 and 2013. If convicted, he faces up to 140 years behind bars.
Harvey Weinstein has been extradited to California.
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LA prosecutors allege that Weinstein raped an Italian model at a Beverly Hills hotel on Feb. 18, 2013, just a day before an attack against another woman, Lauren Young. The alleged assaults of the other three women all took place at Beverly Hills hotels.
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Regardless of how the California case ends, the former producer would still have to return to New York to serve the rest of his 23-year sentence.
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