Rapist Harvey Weinstein is finally at Rikers after having heart surgery this week

Harvey Weinstein posts new bond to ensure he won't flee sexual assault trial

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault last week. His lawyer claimed that Weinstein “took it like a man” or something, but the truth is that Weinstein was scared sh-tless. He played sick and demanded to be taken to a hospital soon after the verdict came in, because the judge ordered him to jail to await sentencing. Well, the rapist played sick so hard that doctors had to put a stent into his heart. Whatever. This bitch is finally in Rikers after a week-long medical drama.

Harvey Weinstein was finally locked up on Rikers Island Thursday — following what sources said was heart surgery at Bellevue Hospital.

“He had a heart stent put in [Wednesday] night,” a source familiar with the procedure said. “It took four hours.”

The disgraced movie mogul, who was discharged from Bellevue at about 1 p.m., was placed in protective custody in Rikers’ North Infirmary Command, sources said.

Weinstein, 67, was ordered held without bail following his Feb. 24 conviction for raping a hairstylist and forcibly performing oral sex on a production assistant for the “Project Runway” TV show he produced. But he was taken to Bellevue’s Prison Ward instead of Rikers when he suffered chest pains following the jury verdict, for which he faces a maximum 29 years in prison at his scheduled sentencing next Wednesday.

Sources have said Weinstein will be constantly monitored on Rikers to prevent what one insider called “another Jeffrey Epstein incident,” in reference to last year’s suicide of the infamous financier who hanged himself in a federal lockup in lower Manhattan while awaiting trial on child sex-trafficking charges Rikers’ North Infirmary Command comprises two buildings — one of which is the original Rikers Island Hospital, built in 1932 — on the western half of the notorious jail complex in the East River. The facility has 416 beds, of which 263 are in specialized units for prisoners “who require extreme protective custody because of the notoriety or the nature of their cases,” or who have HIV or AIDS-related conditions, according to the Correction Officers Benevolent Association.

[From Page Six]

Ah, so Weinstein isn’t recovering from surgery in a prison cell, he’s recovering in a Rikers infirmary bed. What’s the earliest they can move him to general population? I hope it’s just a 24-hour thing. That would seem completely reasonable. Also: regarding an “Epstein situation”… wasn’t the deal with Epstein that he was in what amounted to solitary confinement? I thought that the prison peeps were worried that Epstein would be attacked, so they kept him in his room for the most part. Where they were supposed to be monitoring him constantly – because of suicide watch – just like they’re supposedly monitoring Weinstein. Yeah. I don’t know, peeps, seems like a lot of trouble for a serial rapist. Why not just put him in general population and let the chips fall where they may?

Harvey Weinstein posts new bond to ensure he won't flee sexual assault trial

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  1. Flamingo says:

    I always wonder what surgeons think when they have to operate on/ save evil people like Harvey. When my husband was a fresh, young surgeon, he worked for a hospital chain in southern Indiana and would occasionally have to perform surgeries on inmates from the nearby federal prison. He claims that they would just think of rapists and murderers like any other patient, but I find that hard to believe. His perspective might be a bit skewed though as he was performing surgeries on fractured hips and ankles. Not exactly the same as cardio surgery.

    • plaidsheets says:

      I would imagine that it’s just another patient. Once they start judging, they cannot do their job properly. It’s really not their place.

    • JC says:

      Of course they think like that. It’s their job to save lives, not to cast judgement on the person they are saving.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Most surgeons, to do their job, do not think of the meat under their knife as a person. They have to disassociate to get their job done.

  2. Branvoyage says:

    Someone was talking about Rikers on a podcast I listen to. This young man spent a year there awaiting a trial (he was innocent and eventually cleared of charges). He said it was like a war zone there. He had PTSD from everything that was done to him and everything he’d seen. If Weinstein ends up in general pop he will be hurt. Just sayin.

    • Ali says:

      I disagree with a system of holding people, even really bad people, in conditions like that. I don’t think under any circumstances that prison rape is ok. I certainly don’t think that people still awaiting trial should endure things that cause PTSD.

  3. ChillyWilly says:

    He deserves to be in gen pop. He deserves to feel the abject terror and humiliation he put his victims through.

  4. Stelly says:

    Why should he get special treatment though? I bet there’s other guys who are in there for lesser crimes who have to deal. This bugs me.

  5. Lucy2 says:

    After his medical issue, I’m not sure why he should get any special treatment. He is incarcerated as a violent offender.

  6. bluemoonhorse says:

    When does the LA trial start?

  7. SM says:

    Why not just put him in general population and let the chips fall where they may? – really? Like any prison want to get in trouble for whatever happens to the convicts. Put this way the guarding of prisons should be dropped because they all are criminals. The difference between revenge and justice is that the later is done according to law and rules. I want him to be well guarded so he doesn’t drop dead by some inmate’s hand, but rot in prison. As for his surgery. He must be angrier that before. He was probably convinced that they would have mercy over old sick man, the doctors were like: fine, we will fix you and off you go to prison.

  8. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Pics or I don’t believe it.

  9. Charfromdarock says:

    What heart?

  10. Golly Gee says:

    I can understand the nervousness of personnel at Rikers, not wanting to be held responsible for another Epstein-esque “suicide”. They want to send Harvey off safely to his forever home, and to make him someone else’s problem. But this is a different situation then with Epstein. He had the goods on a lot of powerful men, which I believe signed his death warrant. Weinstein is just your run-of-the-mill (albeit wealthy and powerful) serial rapist.

  11. AppleTartin says:

    those prisoners are opportunists they will take care of him since he is rich and protect him if he can get the money flowing. I think dreams of beat downs are just wishful thinking. Chris Watts is treated like a celebrity in his prison. He’s perfectly content with his situation.