Reuter's Report: Weinstein in hospital as reaction to verdict pours in
Reuter's Report: Weinstein in hospital as reaction to verdict pours in
3 min • Society, Crime • 2020

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An attorney for Harvey Weinstein said the former film producer was 'upbeat' despite being detained in Bellevue Hospital Tuesday after reportedly having chest pains upon being convicted of sexual assault and rape one day prior. Lisa Bernhard has more. Harvey Weinstein remained in New York City's Bellevue Hospital Tuesday, where he was taken after reportedly experiencing chest pains just moments after his guilty verdicts were read in his rape trial. Weinstein was found guilty of sexual assault in the first degree for forcing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and committing third degree rape against onetime aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013. He was acquitted of three other charges, the most serious being predatory sexual assault, which could have put him in jail for life. Weinstein still faces up to 29 years in prison - the bulk of which comes from the assault of Haleyi, who appeared on 'CBS This Morning' Tuesday. Others who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment - and their supporters - spoke out in the wake the verdicts, including actress Ashley Judd, who tweeted, "For the women who testified in this case, and walked through traumatic hell, you did a public service to girls and women everywhere, thank you." After his conviction, the judge ordered Weinstein be taken away in handcuffs and imprisoned while awaiting his sentencing. The 67-year-old was on his way to the Rikers Island jail complex when he was instead admitted late Monday to a unit of Bellevue that provides medical care for inmates. A spokesman said that Weinstein suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure. He is expected to be sentenced March 11. He also faces a criminal sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, and dozens of other accusers have filed civil cases against him. Copyright: (c) 2020 Thomson Reuters, unless otherwise identified. PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein is handcuffed after his guilty verdict in his sexual assault trial at the New York Criminal Court in New York City, New York, U.S., February 24, 2020 in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg/File Photo