Prosecutors in Los Angeles stated Wednesday that they’ve began the extradition process for Harvey Weinstein in connection to his intercourse crimes case there, simply hours after his sentencing for rape in Manhattan.
Los Angeles County District Legal professional Jackie Lacey stated in a press release her workplace “has begun the process of extraditing defendant Weinstein to California to face the sexual assault costs that had been filed in January.”
No arraignment date has been set, in line with Lacey, who famous that “as soon as a date has been set, our workplace will notify the general public.”
As Weinstein’s Manhattan rape trial was about to get underway earlier this yr, the fallen Hollywood tycoon was hit with intercourse assault costs in LA stemming from two separate incidents on two days over 2013.
Within the LA case Weinstein was charged with one felony depend every of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of pressure and sexual battery by restraint.
The allegations of Lauren Younger – who testified as a “prior dangerous acts” witness at Weinstein’s Manhattan trial that he sexually assaulted her on the Montage Beverly Hills resort – partly make up the idea of the prison costs introduced by the Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in jail Wednesday for raping one-time aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013 and sexually assaulting former “Venture Runway” manufacturing assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi in 2006.
He faces as much as 28 extra years in jail if convicted of the LA costs.