NEW YORK (Reuters) – Harvey Weinstein’s day began with expensive coffee and Acqua Panna mineral water at a breakfast meeting with his lawyers in a Four Seasons hotel near Manhattan’s criminal courts.
It was due to end at New York’s violence-plagued Rikers Island jail complex, where the former Hollywood film producer was ordered to await sentencing after a jury found him guilty on Monday of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another.
Weinstein, however, was rerouted for unspecified reasons to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, which has a special ward for treating jail inmates, and presumably will be moved to Rikers once “he no longer needs to be in a hospital,” his spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, told Reuters.
Other news outlets, including Variety, reported the onetime movie mogul had complained of chest pains or heart palpitations.
His lawyers had asked that Weinstein, 67, be sent to the jail’s North Infirmary Command – two dank buildings that house sick inmates and…
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