New York television station PIX11 published photographs of convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, taken Friday morning at Bellevue Hospital, where he was taken Monday for heart palpitations after his conviction in Manhattan Criminal Court.
In the photographs, shot from behind Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul is seen watching a television with a wheelchair beside him.
A source told the TV station that it’s clear Weinstein “does not want to go to Rikers,” the New York prison where he was headed Monday when a medic diverted the ambulance to Bellevue after Weinstein’s blood pressure spiked, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
The source also said that Weinstein is not handcuffed and is “free to roam” the hospital, although he is with two Department of Correction Emergency Service Unit no matter where he goes.
“He is walking with the aide of a wheelchair,” the source said. “He is holding on to its handles to go to the TV room, using it as a walker, where he spent about an hour this morning and then walked himself back.”
Weinstein used a walker, reportedly because of a back injury, entering and leaving the court for the duration of his trial.
The Department of Corrections told PIX11 that “Weinstein is currently in the custody of the New York City Department of Correction and health care is provided as appropriate.” They had no comment about when he might move to Rikers.
CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace, speaking with Tucker Carlson on Fox News after Weinstein’s conviction, said the producer was being treated with “kid-gloves.”
“You know where Weinstein is right now? He’s not on his way to jail but on his way to the hospital. He’s already whining, having chest pains,” Grace said. “You wonder, do those women have chest pains after he raped them?”
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[Featured image: Harvey Weinstein arriving at court on February 24/AP Photo/John Minchillo]