Harvey Weinstein didn’t go straight to prison after his conviction on rape and sexual. The movie mogul was taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York City on Monday with chest pains and high blood pressure.
Weinstein was supposed to be transferred to Rikers Island to await sentencing.
His attorney, Donna Rotunno, asked the judge to allow Weinstein to remain free, saying that he recently had unsuccessful back surgery and requires shots to keep from going blind. She also requested that her client be placed in a medical facility inside Rikers.
Bellevue also serves as a hospital for jail inmates.