The Evening Standard

LA prosecutors file extradition request for Harvey Weinstein

July 31, 2020

Prosecutors in Los Angeles have filed a request to extradite Harvey Weinstein from New York, in a bid to try the disgraced Hollywood producer on five counts of sexual assault.

68-year-old Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York after being convicted of rape in February. He is also accused of assaulting three women in Los Angeles.

The extradition process to bring him to California began in March, but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, prosecutors have said New York officials are expected to set a hearing date to consider the request.

Play this podcast on Podbean App