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Monday, May 03, 2021

Nowhere To Run: The Weinstein Saga

                                                            Harvey in happier times

Harvey Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence for sexual assault in a prison near Buffalo, NY. - he is appealing that sentence.

In the meantime, he and his attorneys have been trying to evade his extradition to Los Angeles to face trial for 11 counts of rape and sexual assault - those charges carry a maximum sentence of 140 years if convicted. 

Although he has stalled the extradition request by California, it now appears eminent that Weinstein will be traveling to LA within 30 days unless Governor Andrew Cuomo of NY (himself accused of sexually assaulting 9 women) intervenes. 

Harvey stated that he was "eager to defend himself against these spurious charges". COVID issues will most likely cause his trial in LA to meet with long delays.

Weinstein was born in NYC in 1952. His misdeeds and criminal activities aside, he is considered to be one of the most influential film producers of recent times. Miramax, his production company was responsible for films such as: The Crying Game, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, and Shakespeare in Love.