Harvey Weinstein Is Covid-Free But Advisers Say His Health Declines

Harvey Weinstein has tested negative for Covid-19 but his representatives say he’s in “critical” condition.

Weinstein, the former Hollywood titan who’s serving a 23-year sentence for sexual assault, is being “closely monitored” by medical staff at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York, his spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, and Craig Rothfeld, a prison consultant representing him, said in a statement Thursday.

Harvey Weinstein Attends Trial On Criminal Sexual Assault Charges
Harvey Weinstein, center, departs from state supreme court in New York on Jan. 27.

Weinstein, 68, has a “plethora of underlying health issues which are continuing to decline, get worse, and need treatment,” according to the statement. Later in the day, his lawyers said in a court filing that he has exhibited “symptoms of the coronavirus including a 101-degree fever” and has been quarantined.

Weinstein became an emblem of the #MeToo movement after several women accused him of harassing or sexually assaulting them. He was convicted in February of a first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape and sentenced to a near-maximum prison term.