Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein caught coronavirus in prison for a second time

Harvey Weinstein at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City

I blissfully forgot about Harvey Weinstein’s existence for months on end, only to briefly remember him this morning and then suddenly recall that he was convicted of rape and he’s sitting in prison in New York. If all of that isn’t enough to make your day better, it looks like that rapist has caught the coronavirus for a second time. I will pray for the medical staff at the prison.

Harvey Weinstein has come down with a fever and is being tested for the coronavirus, The Post confirmed on Tuesday. The 68-year-old convicted rapist was awaiting results of his COVID-19 test at a maximum security prison in upstate New York, a source said.

“We can confirm that Mr. Weinstein has a fever and is being closely monitored by the excellent medical staff [at the Wende Correctional Facility] for which the entire legal defense team is grateful,” his reps, Juda Engelmayer and Craig Rothfeld, said in a statement.

TMZ first reported that Weinstein was tested for the virus on Tuesday morning, and that he’d been placed in isolation for 72 hours, pending the results.

The fallen film titan — who has high blood pressure, heart problems, severe diabetes and a spine condition — was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 21, an official briefed on the matter previously told The Post. It’s believed he was infected at Rikers Island, where he was briefly locked up before being transferred upstate, an official said at the time. He reportedly overcame symptoms of the disease, including a cough and fever, and was released from quarantine some three weeks later.

[From Page Six]

People out here catching the ‘rona twice and I haven’t even caught it once (as far as I know, perhaps I was asymptomatic). But this is what health professionals have been saying for months, that people can catch it multiple times. And yes, prisons around the country are viral hotbeds of Covid. It’s a real issue. It’s just not one that I particularly care about in Weinstein’s case.

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  1. Flamingo says:

    I want him to live. I want him to live a long miserable life behind bars. I hope that fate doesn’t give him the easy way out.

    • MM2 says:

      If it helps, he’s currently very ill in a cold, dark cell, isolated with no one to care for or about him. With all the money & power he amassed, his fate is feeling like hell on earth with subpar medical attention & not another soul around to berate.

  2. Aud says:

    oh no


  3. Sam the Pink says:

    I want him to live to be convicted in California. His victims deserve the chance to confront him. I want him to see his entire empire dissolve. For people like him, a life in disrepute is far worse to the ego than death.

  4. GuestwithCat says:

    How did he survive it the first time when 30 year olds with no pre existing conditions are dying? People of color are dying in alarming numbers and still this cockroach hangs on to go another round. How? Do we actually have better health care for the incarcerated rich whites than we have for hardworking people of color? Wtf?

  5. Sean says:

    He should have been more careful, he’s exactly the type covid-19 effects the hardest. I’m not saying he was asking for it but he really should have been smarter about his life choices. Otherwise, he would have never contacted the virus!

  6. Nicole r says:

    Now that I have gone back and checked it was never confirmed that he had COVID in March either…his publicist is releasing these carefully and worded updates. I’m suspicious that they are crafted to make him seem sympathetic and weak or, at the very least, to give the public a feeling of vindication, that he is paying for his sins. That way there isn’t as much public outrage if/when he is released early. Perhaps I am just too cynical..

  7. Mindy_Dopple says:

    What a divine shame.

  8. YFiona says:

    Hope he’s a long-hauler for a long time.

  9. PixiePaperdroll says:

    I also forgot about him. I’ve been spending all my time hoping BoJo gets it a 2nd time.