It appears that coronavirus has stalled the extradition of Harvey Weinstein from New York to California.
He's been awaiting extradition to Los Angeles to face five charges of rape and sexual assault -- the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said on March 11 it was beginning the process -- but an extradition request has not yet been filed.
“It’s fair to say that the virus has delayed the processing of the extradition paperwork,” Los Angeles DA spokesman Greg Risling told Variety.
So in the meantime, the disgraced movie mogul continues to remain at Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison near Buffalo, where he is serving a 23-year sentence.
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