A New York jury found the 67-year-old movie studio boss guilty on two of the five counts he faced, including rape and sexual assault against two women in a high-profile case that triggered the worldwide #MeToo campaign; encouraging women to speak up about the endemic sexual misconduct of men in power.
UK tabloid The Daily Star reported that Harvey Weinstein was allegedly transferred to Bellevue hospital in Manhattan after his conviction.
The former movie mogul, according to the report, was sent to the hospital instead of prison, after declaring that he had ‘chest pain’.
The former top Hollywood producer was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and was subsequently led to prison in handcuffs on Monday in what accusers and legal observers are calling a landmark moment for the judiciary system.
Although Weinstein was acquitted of two counts of predatory sexual assault – which carry a possible life sentence – and one count of first-degree rape, he can still be jailed for up to 29 years on charges that he has been found guilty.