Harvey Weinstein has now joined the Rikers Island distinguished fraternity of criminals. Until he hears his sentencing, he will find himself behind bars at the jail that have housed the likes of Tupac, DMX, Foxy Brown, ASAP Rocky, and Casanova. Weinstein may even bump cafeteria trays with Brooklyn’s Bobby Shmurda or Tekashi 6ix 9ine. Either way, he is going to the clink.
Rikers Island will hold the disgraced movie exec who according to CNN may serve up a minimum of five years and a maximum of more than 20 years in prison.
It’s about to be crazy for him. He will not be treated any more special than the other celebs that have darkened these doors. Clearly, this has caused him some issues. After he was convicted on Mon. Feb. 24th and as they were transporting him to the jail, the panic kicked in. His chest had pains, heart palpitations and his blood pressure were raised so elevated they took him to Bellevue Hospital.
Good thing too.
According to CNN, Weinstein had a blockage in his heart and the doctors had to put a stent in his heart. On Thursday, he was taken to the prison’s infirmary.
Interestingly enough, Weinstein will be one of the last generations of lawbreakers to reside on the island of incarceration. Rikers will be closed before his term is completed. This sentencing is for his crimes in New York. He still will have to stand trial in Los Angeles for the #MeToo associated crimes with women that have worked for him and he sexually abused.