Jul 20, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Harvey Weinstein extradited to California for second rape trial

Picture of Harvey Weinstein with two police escorts

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Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday was extradited to California from New York to face a second trial on rape and sexual assault charges.

The big picture: Weinstein was convicted in early 2020 and sentenced to 23 years in prison. He faces 11 counts of sexual assault-related charges in California for allegedly attacking five women between 2004 and 2013, per Reuters.

What they're saying: "This morning at approximately 9:25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was handed over to the appropriate officials for transport to the state of California per a court order," the New York Department of Corrections said in a statement to Reuters.

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