Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will be extradited to California after a New York judge’s approval, where he faces additional sexual assault charges.
The extradition order ends a legal fight, prolonged by the pandemic, the defense’s concerns about Weinstein’s failing health, and a squabble over paperwork.
Judge Kenneth Case said there was no reason to delay Weinstein’s transfer any longer, and denied his lawyer’s request to keep him at a state prison near Buffalo, New York, until the start of jury selection at his forthcoming trial in Los Angeles. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year sentence for two rape convictions last year after a trial in New York.
Weinstein, appearing via video
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