Just as he did after a jury found him guilty of rape and a criminal sex act, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein experienced “chest pains” on Wednesday after he was sentenced to 23 years in prison and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital.
“He was having chest pains and the Rikers staff decided for safety to send him back to Bellevue now,” a statement from a spokesperson said, according to PIX11. “He will be evaluated and likely will stay overnight. We appreciate the care and concern of the Department of Corrections officers and staff.”
Weinstein was found guilty on February 24 and, while en route to Rikers Island prison, experienced “chest pains,” palpitations and high blood pressure and was diverted to the hospital. He remained there for more than a week, until doctors placed a stent in his heart and sent him to prison, where he was housed in the infirmary, on March 5.
His publicist Juda Engelmayer told the New York Post earlier this week that Weinstein was “miserable” in prison and told CNN that he had fallen and “thinks he has a concussion,” as CrimeOnline previously reported.
At his sentencing earlier Wednesday, Weinstein delivered a rambling, 20-minute statement touching on “remorse” to the women who testified against him although “we have different truths,” his charitable giving after 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, and complained that he may never see his children again, according to CNN.
Weinstein still faces rape and sexual assault charges in California.
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[Featured image: Harvey Weinstein, flanked by defense attorneys, in court on March 11/Elizabeth Williams via AP]