Harvey Weinstein moved to Rikers Island after heart procedure

Weinstein, 67, was moved to the jail’s infirmary unit Thursday after undergoing a medical procedure at Bellevue Hospital. He was cleared for transfer by doctors who had to clear a heart blockage, Weinstein’s publicist Juda Englemayer confirmed to NBC News.

As he was being transported from the courthouse to jail following his conviction, the disgraced movie mogul was rerouted to Bellevue Hospital on Feb. 24 over high blood pressure and heart palpitations, his attorney Donna Rotunno told NBC News at the time.

He’ll stay at Rikers until his sentencing hearing March 11.


The former Hollywood mogul will not mix with the general population; instead, he will be housed in a medical wing in the facility that also offers extra protection to high-profile (coughJeffreyEpstein) inmates.

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*Rikers is scheduled to close  by 2026.

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