Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been extradited to California where he is expected to face more sexual assault charges.
Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence in upstate New York following his 2019 rape and sexual assault conviction.
A New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision spokesperson confirmed in an email to the New York Post that Weinstein, 69, was extradited to California Tuesday morning.
“This morning at approximately 9:25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was handed over to the appropriate officials for transport to the state of California per a court order,’’ the statement read.
CNN reports that Weinstein faces 11 additional counts of sexual assault in California, involving five alleged victims.
A judge previously denied Weinstein’s defense team’s attempt to block the extradition, citing Weinstein’s health woes.
[Feature image: Harvey Weinstein attends a hearing from Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, near Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (New York Unified Court System via AP)]