Weinstein Wants Depo Halted Over Poor Health, Criminal Case

Law360 (November 20, 2020, 10:37 PM EST) -- Disgraced Hollywood producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has urged a New York federal judge to stay his deposition in civil litigation against him, citing his poor health and pending extradition to Los Angeles to face criminal charges on similar claims of sexual assault.

In a memorandum filed Thursday, Weinstein's counsel, Imran H. Ansari, said his client, who is serving a 23-year rape sentence at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York, has experienced a "dramatic decline" in his already-compromised health, including symptoms of COVID-19 that have required him to quarantine.

"The reality is that Mr. Weinstein's current state of health...

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