Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the coronavirus while in prison for rape and sexual assault. Weinstein, 68, is now in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility in western New York. The Daily Beast reports that he is unaware of the diagnosis.
Weinstein is one of two inmates in the Erie County maximum-security prison who have tested positive. He was sentenced earlier this month to 23 years in prison for raping former actress Jessica Mann and sexually assaulting former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haleyi.
After the verdict, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital after experiencing heart palpitations. He eventually ended up at Rikers Island where 21 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.
For those that might not know, Weinstein started out in Hollywood as a producer on the classic 80’s slasher flick The Burning. The flick takes place at a summer camp where some teenagers pull a prank on the camp’s caretaker, Cropsy (Lou David). But the joke goes terribly wrong, and the teens leave Cropsy for dead after setting him on fire. But no one keeps Cropsy down. A few years later, the burned and disfigured caretaker returns to camp equipped with his trusty shears, ready to unleash his particular brand of vengeance on a whole new group of teens. The murderous Cropsy stalks the campers in the woods, one by one.