Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein rushed to hospital on way to jail with ‘chest pains’

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center in New York instead of Rikers Island on Monday when the convicted rapist’s blood pressure spiked, the New York Post reported.

His representative, Juda Engelmayer, told the Post that a medic diverted the ambulance carrying him to Rikers to the hospital as a “precautionary measure.”

Weinstein’s attorney, Donna Rotunno, told the New York Daily News that he had “chest pains and palpitations.”

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Weinstein was found guilty of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act for assaults that occurred in 2006 and 2013 Monday morning in Manhattan Criminal Court. He had been free on bond during the trial, but Justice James Burke ordered him to jail until his March 11 sentencing, when the producer could be sent to jail for five to 29 years.

Weinstein, 67, was acquitted of the other charges against him: two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count of first-degree rape, as CrimeOnline previously reported. The jury of seven men and five women reached a verdict following five days of deliberations.

The producer’s lawyers said they would appeal the verdict.

Last month, authorities in California filed rape and sexual assault charges against Weinstein over two incidents in 2013.

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[Featured image: Harvey Weinstein arrives at court Monday morning/AP Photo/John Minchillo]