Weinstein’s Newest Delay Tactic Turns Out to Be Short Sighted

Weinstein's Newest Delay Tactic Turns Out to Be Short Sighted

(LibertySociety.com) – Once upon a time, Harvey Weinstein was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. That fell apart when journalists revealed the film producer was accused of sexually abusing actresses and destroying his victims’ careers for decades. Now a convicted sex offender, he is sitting in prison trying desperately to delay a new trial. His newest tactic was, shall we say, short-sighted.

Weinstein’s attorneys have been desperately trying to stop his extradition from New York to Los Angeles, where he is set to face trial once again. The attorneys filed a court motion to stop the transfer because doctors diagnosed the disgraced producer with vision loss. His legal team claims the problem is so bad, he may go blind.

Prosecutors filed a motion with the court promising that Weinstein would receive “continuity of care.” They said they would even buy him a pair of glasses if he needed them.

On July 7, lawyers for the District Attorney’s Office and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) told County Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan that Weinstein would receive his next shot of Avastin, a medication for his vision loss, in early August. The notification comes after the judge’s ruling in June there would be no more delays in Weinstein’s extradition.

Weinstein, who is currently serving a 23-year sentence for sexual assault in NY, is accused of assaulting five women in California.

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