Harvey Weinstein has secretly been indicted on rape charges in Los Angeles, in accordance with a report on Sunday.
The indictment towards the disgraced film mogul was introduced by an LA grand jury just a few weeks in the past, Fox Information reported.
It stays below seal however is anticipated to be publicly revealed on Monday, throughout an extradition listening to for Weinstein, 69, in Erie County, New York.
An arrest warrant for the pervy producer will even be made public then, the report mentioned.
Los Angeles authorities have been looking for to convey Weinstein to the Golden State to face sex-crime charges there.
He’s presently serving a 23-year sentence for rape and felony intercourse act on the Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County.
The LA indictment, in accordance with Fox, is just about an identical to the felony criticism filed towards Weinstein in January 2020 by the LA County District Lawyer’s Workplace.
Weinstein is charged in California with 11 counts of rape, sexual battery and different raps stemming from the allegations of 5 girls. If convicted, he faces 140 years to life in jail.
The ruined Hollywood bigshot was discovered responsible by a Manhattan jury in February 2020 of raping hairstylist Jessica Mann in 2013 and forcibly performing oral intercourse on former “Undertaking Runway” TV staffer Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi in 2006.
He appealed the conviction earlier this month, claiming he was “disadvantaged of a good trial.”
Weinstein’s extradition to the Metropolis of Angels was pushed again twice as a result of coronavirus pandemic, however the DA’s workplace is finished ready. The indictment might streamline the method, in accordance with Fox.
His attorneys are anticipated to ask for one more delay of the extradition on Monday, citing his “poor” well being circumstances, the report mentioned.
Weinstein’s legal professional in the LA case declined to remark to Fox. The DA’s workplace didn’t return a request from the outlet concerning the secret indictment.