Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is losing more than just his freedom behind bars. According to his lawyer, Weinstein is losing his sight and his teeth.
The revelation was made during a virtual court hearing as Weinstein’s lawyer tried to fight his extradition to Los Angeles on a new sex-crimes indictment.
His lawyer, Norman Effman said his client doesn’t want to be shipped off to LA just yet because he has dental and eye procedures that first need to be addressed. Effman said Weinstein is almost blind and needs an eye operation.
In addition, he is “scheduled for some dental procedures to save his teeth he’s lost, I believe four at this point,” Page Six reports Effman saying.
Weinstein is charged in Los Angeles County Superior Court with an 11-count felony complaint. These include; forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and sexual battery by restraint. The allegations are from five different women and the incidents occurred between 2004 to 2013.
If convicted, he could serve up to 140 years in prison.
The 69-year-old is currently serving 23 years for rape and criminal sex act at Wende Correctional Facility.