Harvey Weinstein has secretly been indicted on rape charges in Los Angeles, in response to a report on Sunday.
The indictment in opposition to the disgraced film mogul was introduced by an LA grand jury just a few weeks in the past, Fox Information reported.
It stays underneath seal however is predicted 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 may even be made public then, the report mentioned.
Los Angeles authorities have been in search of to deliver Weinstein to the Golden State to face sex-crime charges there.
He’s at the moment serving a 23-year sentence for rape and prison intercourse act on the Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County.
The LA indictment, in response to Fox, is just about similar to the prison criticism filed in opposition to Weinstein in January 2020 by the LA County District Legal professional’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 “Mission 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 because of the coronavirus pandemic, however the DA’s workplace is completed ready. The indictment may streamline the method, in response to Fox.
His attorneys are anticipated to ask for an additional delay of the extradition on Monday, citing his “poor” well being situations, 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 in regards to the secret indictment.