Weinstein’s lawyer fears he could be arrested if released on bail

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer fears the convicted rapist could be arrested by Los Angeles authorities if they try to get him out on bail while he awaits sentencing in New York. 

Weinstein is currently in custody in a Manhattan hospital after being convicted by a New York jury this week of raping Jessica Mann in 2013 and sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi in 2006. 

His legal team had initially said after his conviction that they were trying to get him released on bond prior to his March 11 sentencing. 

But one of his defense lawyers now says that might not be the case due to separate charges Weinstein is facing in California.  

One of Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers fears the convicted rapist could be arrested by Los Angeles authorities if they try to get him out on bail while he awaits sentencing in New York. He is pictured arriving at court on Monday on the day he was convicted

‘This is all new uncharted territory,’ lawyer Arthur Aidala told Bloomberg. 

‘He’s got his case in LA, and we’re trying to figure out – if we get him out – they could immediately move to get him in their custody once a judge here grants him bail.’ 

In the California case, Weinstein is accused of raping one woman in a Beverly Hills hotel and groping another woman, model Lauren Young, while masturbating in a hotel bathroom on consecutive nights during Oscars week in 2013. 

He is charged with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint.

The charges, which were announced the night before his New York rape trial started on January 6, could land Weinstein an additional 28 years in prison if convicted of the most serious counts. 

Weinstein, who plans to appeal, is facing up to 29 years in prison for the New York conviction. 

He is currently being guarded at the Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after he started suffering from heart palpitations and chest pains just moments after his conviction was handed down.  

His legal team had initially said after his conviction that they were trying to get him released on bond prior to his March 11 sentencing. But one of his defense lawyers Arthur Aidala now says that might not be the case due to separate charges Weinstein is facing in California

His legal team had initially said after his conviction that they were trying to get him released on bond prior to his March 11 sentencing. But one of his defense lawyers Arthur Aidala now says that might not be the case due to separate charges Weinstein is facing in California

Weinstein is currently in custody in a Manhattan hospital after being convicted by a New York jury this week of raping Jessica Mann in 2013 and sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi in 2006

Weinstein is currently in custody in a Manhattan hospital after being convicted by a New York jury this week of raping Jessica Mann in 2013 and sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi in 2006



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