Harvey Weinstein tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as he was reported to be one of two inmates at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York, to have tested positive to the virus.
The disgraced Hollywood mogul who is serving a 23-years sentence for rape and criminal sexual assault was moved to the prison recently after being taken to Rikers Island after his conviction earlier this month.
According to the report by TMZ, it is unclear when exactly Weinstein might have contracted the virus, but sources told the news outlet he has been in isolation since he was taken to Rikers a few weeks back.
He has not had contact with his family or lawyers since the diagnosis.
Weinstein has looked incredibly frail of late, making appearances in court with the help of a walker and aides. He’s also been hospitalized in New York a couple of different times over the past month or so, complaining of chest pains and receiving cardiac treatment.
Weinstein might just be the tip of the iceberg in NYC and NY State prisons, at least 19 inmates in NYC prisons and 12 employees have coronavirus, the NYC Dept. of Corrections announced Saturday. It’s unclear what might be happening at a state-wide level, the TMZ report added.