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Sad Harvey Weinstein confused by verdict, spending time reading Churchill

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is within the dumps and doesn’t get why the jury convicted him, his spokesman mentioned.

“He doesn’t perceive how the jury didn’t perceive that he’s not responsible of those crimes,” mentioned Juda Engelmayer, who visited Weinstein Friday at Bellevue Hospital, the place he’s been held since Monday when a jury discovered him responsible of 1 rely every of legal intercourse act and rape.

He’s passing the time reading books about Winston Churchill and chatting along with his two younger children, the spokesman mentioned.

“He’s not in the perfect spirits,” mentioned Engelmayer, who spent an hour and a half with him. “He’s emotionally down, he’s mentally down. He’s in a jail. Let’s dispel any notion he’s in some comfortable place. His hospital room is a cinder block room with a hospital mattress and a really huge open chrome steel bathroom with no lid and open glass home windows throughout. Any cops or hospital employees can see in after they stroll by.

Arthur Aidala, attorney for Harvey Weinstein, in the lobby of Bellevue Hospital on Friday morning.
Arthur Aidala, lawyer for Harvey Weinstein, within the foyer of Bellevue Hospital on Friday morning.William Farrington

Weinstein has additionally spoken to his ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, with whom he shares two youngsters, a supply mentioned. Chapman has since moved on with actor Adrien Brody.

Medical doctors ordered a CAT scan for Weinstein Friday nevertheless it wasn’t instantly clear why, the supply mentioned.

The Division of Corrections isn’t taking any probabilities, particularly on the heels of Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide final summer time whereas in federal custody awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking expenses, sources beforehand informed The Publish.

A member of Weinstein’s authorized group, Arthur Aidala, didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

The fallen king of Tinseltown faces as much as 29 years in jail when he’s scheduled to be sentenced March 11 in Manhattan Supreme Courtroom.

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