Lawyer: Hospitalized Weinstein is ‘energized’ about appeal

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NEW YORK (WEHT) A hospitalized Harvey Weinstein was “upbeat” and “energized” about appealing his sexual assault and rape conviction, one of his lawyers said Tuesday as one of Weinstein’s accusers said the verdict made her feel grateful to be “heard and believed.”

Weinstein remains in the prison ward at New York’s Bellevue Hospital Tuesday morning.

He was taken there for chest pains, heart palpitations and high blood pressure Monday, almost immediately after he was convicted of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.

He was in an ambulance on the way to Rikers Island Correctional Facility when it was rerouted to the hospital.

He’s expected to be transferred to Rikers Island when he’s released.

The 67-year-old faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of more than two decades in prison.

Sentencing is set for March 11.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 25, 2020)

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