Prosecutors have promised 'continuity of care' for Harvey Weinstein, including new glasses and surgery if necessary, to ensure the disgraced movie mogul can be extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face trial.
Weinstein, who has been diagnosed with vision loss, claims the problem is so severe that he is about to go blind.
His lawyers have been fighting efforts to extradite him after a Los Angeles grand jury indicted him on charges including sexual battery by restraint and rape.
The 69-year-old is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York after being convicted of rape and assault in February 2020 after a two month trial in what was seen as a landmark case in the #MeToo movement.
Weinstein, who is accused sexually assaulting five women in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, would not suffer any disruptions to his medical care once collected from the Erie County prison where he is serving his sentence, lawyers for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's Office said in separate paperwork obtained by the New York Daily News.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
A letter filed Wednesday to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan stated that Weinstein could receive his next shot of Avastin - a drug to treat his vision loss - in early August, once in the custody of LA County Sheriff's deputies.
Prosecutors have promised 'continuity of care' for Harvey Weinstein, including new glasses and surgery if necessary, to ensure the disgraced movie mogul can be extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face trial [File photo]
The producer would receive 'reasonable treatment for cataracts including surgery if necessary,' county lawyer Karen Joynt wrote in the letter.
Joynt went on to say that she is prepared to assist Weinstein's lawyers in getting new glasses with corrective lenses for him after a New York doctor stated that his 'current reading glasses are broken and do not fit him'.
Prosecutors in the case say they are ready to bring Weinstein to trial within the four months given to do so following a transfer. But Weinstein's lawyers say he will not be medically