Harvey Weinstein has a floor to himself and 24/7 medical care at Rikers Island as he awaits sex crime sentencing – The Sun

HARVEY Weinstein has a whole floor to himself in Rikers island prison as he awaits sentencing after being found guilty of sex crimes, it's claimed. 

The disgraced movie mogul — once considered as one of the most powerful men in Hollywood — was convicted of sexual assault and rape in February and was remanded in the notorious jail. 

Shortly after his conviction, Weinstein left the courthouse in an ambulance where he was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center after complaining of chest pains and showing signs of high blood pressure.

He was later sent to Rikers Island — notorious for its brutality with hundreds of stabbings each year.

TMZ reports he is now holed up on the 6th floor of the main building of the North Infirmary Command.

This holds just over 400 inmates in its two-building facility, housing them in specialized units for their own protection, or for medical reasons.

A 24-hour security system is in place to monitor the disgraced Hollywood producer's every move amid fears he will try to kill himself. 

This includes surveillance cameras and frequent checks by guards.

Weinstein faces a possible sentence of between five and 29 years after the jury found him guilty of two felony sex crimes.

He was, however, acquitted of the two most serious charges against him, predatory sexual assault.

Dozens of women had come forward with similar allegations against Weinstein.

And, for many, the trial was a crucial tests in the effort to hold powerful men accountable for sexual harassment in the workplace.


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