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Harvey Weinstein is being 'closely monitored' with a fever by medical staff in prison, publicist says

November 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Harvey Weinstein has a fever and is being monitored by medical staff in prison, his publicist says.

(CNN)Harvey Weinstein has a fever and is being monitored by medical staff in prison, his publicist says.

we can neither confirm nor deny that Mr. Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19," Juda Englemeyer, his publicist, and Craig Rothfeld, his authorized NYSDOCCS and NYS Department of Health Representative, said in a statement.

"We can confirm that Mr. Weinstein has a fever and is being closely monitored by the excellent medical staff at Wende CF for which the entire legal defense team is grateful," Englemeyer added.

His defense attorneys had asked that he be sentenced to five years in prison, arguing that, given his frail health, anything longer would constitute a de facto life sentence.

"It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis," Englemeyer said in the statement.

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