Weinstein’s spokespersons would not confirm or deny if he had tested positive for COVID-19
Harvey Weinstein exits the Manhattan courthouse during jury deliberations of his criminal trial on Feb. 21. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
Harvey Weinstein has a fever and is being “closely monitored” at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York, spokespersons for Weinstein told TheWrap on Tuesday.
“We can neither confirm nor deny that Mr. Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19,” Weinstein’s publicist Juda Englemeyer and NYSDOCCS and NYS Department of Health representative Craig Rothfeld 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.”
“It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis. We are working with the NYSDOCCS and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Mr. Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs,” the statement continued.
Earlier on Tuesday, TMZ reported that Weinstein is in isolation with a 101-degree fever and is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
Harvey Weinstein reportedly tested positive all the way back in March, but his rep would not confirm it then either.
On February 24, Weinstein was found guilty of sexually assaulting former “Project Runway” production assistant Miriam Haley and raping former actress Jessica Mann, and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
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