Harvey Weinstein Jumps Off Private Jet Without Handcuffs, Disgraced Mogul Arrives To Los Angeles In Style Following Extradition
Harvey Weinstein got the VIP treatment to Los Angeles during his extradition from New York.
The disgraced movie mogul-turned-convicted-sex-criminal was photographed touching down in Southern California -- where he faces several more sexual assault charges, including rape -- on a private jet.
The 69-year-old ex-Hollywood heavyweight has been serving more than one year behind bars after being sentenced to 23 years in prison, but he wasn't handcuffed when exiting the private plane on Tuesday.
Weinstein looked old but not frail, wearing his brown prison uniform.
In the photos, he's seen wearing a mask to protect himself from COVID-19 -- but his hands are clearly free.
The aging ex-movie producer was photographed flanked by several plain-clothed guards as he held onto the railing and exited the private jet.
Weinstein -- who relies on a walker -- was seen being held up by a belt that was tied around his chest. He was then transported to the Men's Central Jail via a 5-car caravan.
He arrived in Burbank, CA this afternoon after being extradited from New York's Wende Correctional Facility.
According to the U.S. Marshals website, it's common practice to transport prisoners on large or private jets because it's safer and has higher security than commercial airlines.
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This could be the last private jet experience the former multimillionaire could ever have -- as he faces a possible 140-year sentence in L.A.
Early this morning, Weinstein's lawyer Mark Werksman revealed his client was on a plane headed to the West Coast.
Weinstein's initial hearing is reportedly scheduled for Wednesday at 1:30 PM PST.
His jet ride comes just one month after a NY judge ruled Weinstein would be extradited.
He had already been serving time on the East Coast after being sentenced to 23 years. He was convicted of sexually assaulting a production assistant in 2006 and third-degree rape of an up-and-coming actress in 2013.
Weinstein faces 11 counts of sexual assault, including rape, in the L.A. courts after being accused of attacking five women from 2004 to 2013.
The ex-movie mogul has denied ever having nonconsensual sex with anyone.