Entertainment Harvey Weinstein in ‘Disbelief,’ As He Remains In Hospital: ‘He Didn’t Do Anything Wrong’

12:06  27 february  2020
12:06  27 february  2020 Source:   variety.com

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His attorney said he was insisting he hadn' t raped or sexually assaulted anyone and had urged his team to keep fighting his conviction. His attorney said he was in 'good spirits' and was 'focused on the future'. Weinstein remained under police guard at New York's Bellevue Hospital , after he was taken there

Harvey Weinstein 's lawyer Donna Rotunno told DailyMail.com that he was scared of spending the rest of his life in prison. He avoided spending his first night at Rikers Island jail after being taken to a Manhattan hospital to be treated for heart palpitations and high blood pressure.

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Harvey Weinstein is “in disbelief,” but “not delusional,” about his conviction, as he remains under care at Bellevue Hospital before being transferred to Rikers Island, where he’ll be put behind bars.

“He’s still in disbelief of the charges he was convicted of. He’s very consistent about his innocence,” one of Weinstein’s attorneys, Arthur Aidala, told Variety over the phone late Wednesday night.

Weinstein was convicted Monday on two felony charges: criminal sex act in the first-degree for assaulting Miriam Haley by forcible oral sex in 2006, and rape in the third-degree for raping Jessica Mann in a New York City hotel room in 2013.

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He was being transported to Rikers Island when he suffered high blood pressure and was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center. 'At the time, I didn ' t understand that that was rape,' she said. The jury presiding in Weinstein 's case found him not guilty of two predatory assault charges against Sciorra

Harvey Weinstein was rushed to hospital by ambulance on Monday, shortly after being found guilty of raping and sexual assaulting two women. It is thought the 67-year-old was still in hospital this morning as he had not been seen leaving the medical facility. Although Weinstein has a history of

Aidala, who visited Weinstein in the hospital this week, gave some insight into Weinstein’s thoughts about his conviction.

“He’s realistic and he knows he’s got a major problem. He’s not delusional,” Weinstein’s attorney said. “But at the same time, we didn’t get into anything about him being apologetic. He’s very consistent that he didn’t do anything wrong — he didn’t do anything against anyone’s will.

“The Jessica Mann charge is ridiculous. They were boyfriend and girlfriend. That was the no-means-no rape — it wasn’t the forcible rape,” he said of the third-degree charge.

“The thing with Mimi,” Aidala continued, “Mr. Weinstein said, ‘If I really violated her, is she really going to have consensual sex with me a few days later?’ That just didn’t happen.”

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He is in a mental hospital . He likes to read, but he is not very interested in learning school stuff. He is reading a book called Out of Africa, and he also likes to read his brother's work. His whole family came to the funeral, but he didn ' t go because he had hurt his hand on some glass.

If anything , he ’d just grow more powerful. That, even as he was allegedly apologizing, Weinstein seemed to be off-loading responsibility for his behavior–essentially standing there in his short pants with his lollipop, blinking in disbelief that women could be so damn uncool about everything–makes that

When Aidala visited Weinstein in his hospital room, his client was in relatively good spirits, the attorney claimed, as they discussed their plan forward to appeal the New York conviction and what the next steps are for the Los Angeles trial.

“I was prepared for the worst. I was expecting to see him in really bad shape, but he wasn’t. He was okay,” Aidala said, describing Weinstein’s hospital room as having an EKG machine. “He was in a good state of mind. Obviously, he doesn’t really want to be there, but it wasn’t like he was sitting there in a cage — it looked like a regular hospital room with a regular hospital bed.” Aidala added that the two ate lunch together, and the food was “pretty good,” since Weinstein is getting regular hospital food for lunch — not prison food, yet.

Aidala insisted he does not know the exact reason why Weinstein was admitted to the hospital, but said that his client is not faking health problems.

Harvey Weinstein Taken to Bellevue Hospital With Chest Pains

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Harvey Weinstein 's lawyers are trying to get him released on bond after spending his first day as a convicted rapist in a New York hospital where he is being treated for chest pains and high blood pressure. The disgraced Hollywood producer was taken from court to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital

Hillary Clinton with Harvey Weinstein in 2004. They were friends and he raised money for a Clinton and her husband were friends with him and she accepted donations from him to her campaign. He is now in the hospital , where he was taken with 'chest pains and heart palpitations' on Monday after the

A doctor who works for the Department of Corrections made the decision for Weinstein to be placed at Bellevue, rather than Rikers Island, Aidala said, when his blood pressure spiked to the level of needing hospital care. When he was first admitted to the hospital, a spokesman for Weinstein said he was having chest pains. Aidala noted that Weinstein wasn’t able to take his regular medication when he was taken into custody on Monday, so he wasn’t being “properly medicated,” which could have resulted in irregular blood pressure.

“When I saw him, he looked very similar to when I’ve seen him the last two months,” Aidala shared, giving a glimpse into Weinstein’s appearance and health.

The attorney does not know when Weinstein will be transferred to Rikers, but confirmed he will be taken straight from Bellevue to the North Infirmary Complex at Rikers Island. Aidala said a doctor will make the decision on when Weinstein can be transferred.

Weinstein’s sentencing is set for March 11. The former power producer is facing a maximum sentence of 29 years in New York prison. Pending the outcome of their appeal, Weinstein’s attorney, however, doesn’t believe Weinstein will serve anywhere close to the maximum time of nearly three decades.

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“No one is really talking about those numbers, except that it sounds good when the news reporters talk about it on TV and the radio,” he said. “We didn’t really talk about the sentencing phase. We really spoke about the appeal and the L.A. trial and the future and what to do next.”

As for his plans to appeal, Weinstein has to put together a legal appellate team. Aidala might be on the team to help identify and highlight “the most egregious mistakes that were made during the trial, both by the prosecutor and the judge,” but writing an appeal is not his expertise, so it’s likely Weinstein will obtain additional lawyers with his defense attorneys from the criminal trial.

Weinstein’s team believes that because of high interest in the case and their client’s notoriety, the judge, Justice James Burke, may give him an unfair sentence, but they hope the judge will consider Weinstein’s charitable work throughout his life when making a determination.

“Most judges, almost any judge, would give him a very low end of that range, based on his age, his lack of any criminal  history whatsoever and based on his good deeds and good acts throughout his life,” Aidala said, noting that Weinstein helped raise millions of dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief and was on the board of the Robin Hood Foundation the end poverty in New York. “He was really involved with a lot of philanthropy,” the attorney said.

Harvey Weinstein Returns to Bellevue Hospital Due to Chest Pains

  Harvey Weinstein Returns to Bellevue Hospital Due to Chest Pains Weinstein "will be evaluated and likely will stay overnight" at the hospital, his spokesperson said.Rikers Island prison staff decided to send Weinstein back to Bellevue "for safety" and "he will be evaluated and likely will stay overnight," a spokesperson for Weinstein told The Hollywood Reporter. "We appreciate the care and concern of the Department of Corrections officers and staff.

“If his name was just Harvey Jones and he was a regular guy in society, most judges would sentence him to the low range,” Aidala said. “He was acquitted of three of the five charges.”

But he’s not Harvey Jones. He’s Harvey Weinstein.

“I can only hope for the best,” Aidala said.

If you or someone you know experienced sexual assault and is seeking resources, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

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Harvey Weinstein is being transferred to New York State prison, following a two-day stay at Rikers Island. Weinstein is headed to the Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, N.Y., about 60 miles north of New York City, according to his spokesman. Weinstein had been back-and-forth between the jail ward at Bellevue Hospital and Rikers’ medical unit since being found guilty of rape and sexual assault on Feb. 24. He was sentenced on March 11 to 23 years in prison.His team has asked for him to be housed at Fishkill because it has a medical facility.

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