Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein appeared yesterday for his extradition hearing with his attorneys, Mark Workman and Norman Effman, who argued that he should not be sent to LA for “humanitarian” reasons.
Weinstein has been indicted on sexual assault charges there, but because of his failing health, he’s hoping to stay put in the medical unit he’s been confined to at the maximum-security prison in New York.
Effman claims Weinstein is technically blind and has major dental issues — he’s allegedly lost 4 teeth and is in danger of losing more. According to his lawyer, prison officials in NY have scheduled 2 medical procedures for Weinstein … one for his sight and one for his teeth.
On top of all this … Effman says his client’s still suffering from cardiac issues, diabetes and back pain, along with sleep apnea.
For all of these reasons, Weinstein’s team’s asking the judge to allow him to remain at the medical unit he’s been confined to at the maximum-security prison in New York, where he’s serving his sentence for rape.
The judge set the next hearing for later this month, so for now Weinstein gets his wish and stays put in his prison cell.