Harvey Weinstein sent to hospital shortly after his rape conviction was overturned

 April 28, 2024

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had quite an interesting week. 

The former friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, who made his millions in show business, was the recipient of good news in the sense that his 2020 rape conviction was overturned.

However, shortly after a New York appeals court overturned his conviction on a procedural error, the former Hollywood big-timer and convicted offender was hospitalized, the Washington Examiner reported.

The surprise hospitalization came just one day after the court overturned his conviction.

What's going on?

According to Weinstein's attorney, Arthur Aidala, the former Hollywood mogul was sent to the hospital for testing. He described Weinstein's health as a "train wreck."

"They examined him and sent him to Bellevue," Aidala said. “It seems like he needs a lot of help, physically. He’s got a lot of problems. He’s getting all kinds of tests. He’s somewhat of a train wreck, health-wise."

The Examiner noted:

Among Weinstein’s many health troubles are cardiac problems, diabetes, sleep apnea, and eye problems. Aidala complained that the prison system was mistreating his client.

His lawyer reiterated that his client had not been treated well while he was behind bars.

"He was not treated well," he said. "They refused to give him even a sip of water, no food, no bathroom break. He’s a 72-year-old sickly man."

Conviction overturned

A New York appeals court sent shockwaves through the headlines last week after it announced that his infamous 2020 rape conviction had been overturned due to a procedural error, with the judges noting that "egregious errors" were made during his trial.

"We conclude that the trial court erroneously admitted testimony of uncharged, alleged prior sexual acts against persons other than the complainants of the underlying crimes because that testimony served no material non-propensity purpose," the court ruled.

A Daily Mail report noted that Weinstein and the Clintons were "thick as thieves," and detailed the power couple's relationship with the disgraced Hollywood producer.

Weinstein was also convicted of rape in a second case in 2022. It was noted that since it's a separate case, the ruling does not affect that. The overturned conviction is expected to make its way back into the court system at some point.

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