Harvey Weinstein Transferred to Rikers Island Amid Reports of Special Treatment

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul whose sex crimes conviction was recently overturned, has been transferred to Rikers Island following reports of preferential treatment during his medical care at a New York City hospital. Weinstein had been receiving treatment at Bellevue Hospital’s intensive care unit, where he was housed separately from other detainees. However, it was revealed that he enjoyed special amenities such as a private bathroom, a phone, and a television, with access to news channels like CNN. He also maintained close contact with his criminal defense lawyer, Arthur Aidala.

The report detailing Weinstein’s privileged treatment at the hospital prompted city corrections officials to swiftly take action. Within hours of the news surfacing, Weinstein was transferred to Rikers Island, a public hospital. This move came after Weinstein complained of chest pains and was subsequently diagnosed with pneumonia. His legal team claims he suffers from multiple health issues, emphasizing that he had never received the same level of care prior to his custody.

Weinstein’s prison consultant, Craig Rothfeld, confirmed the transfer and assured that his condition is being closely monitored by the medical staff of New York City Health + Hospitals. While no new updates on his health have been provided, it is stated that he is receiving proper care from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Correctional Health Services, and NYC Health and Hospitals.

However, sources close to Weinstein express concerns about his well-being, stating that he is not faring well and that the care at Bellevue Hospital was superior to that at Rikers Island. The source also highlights Weinstein’s dissatisfaction with the transfer, claiming that he is being treated like a hardened criminal despite the reversal of his conviction.

Author: CrimeDoor

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