Harvey Weinstein enters the courthouse in New York City on July 11, 2019.
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Fallen film mogul Harvey Weinstein was transferred Tuesday morning to officials in a New York prison for extradition to California, where he is on trial for serious sex crimes.
Weinstein, who has served a 23-year sentence since his 2020 Manhattan sex crime conviction, New York City, was extradited to California by a judge in Erie County, New York, in June.
The 69-year-old is charged in Los Angeles on rape, sexual harassment and other crimes related to five incidents that allegedly occurred in Los Angeles between 2004 and 2013.
If convicted in the Los Angeles cases, he faces up to 140 years in prison.
“This morning at 9:25 am, the custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was passed by court order to the officials responsible for the transport to the state of California,” said a statement from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
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The film producer who co-founded the entertainment company Miramax became a leading villain in the #MeToo movement after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.
He was convicted by the Manhattan Supreme Court in February 2020 of a first-degree sexual act against production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and third-degree rape for assaulting aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a hotel room in 2013.
Weinstein’s lawyers appealed his conviction in April.
His lawyers had spoken out against his extradition to Los Angeles, citing his poor health.
Before his shame, Weinstein had made award-winning films such as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, and Gangs of New York.