Weinstein, 67, was taken to the Wende
Correctional Facility, located in Alden, east of Buffalo,
according to the New York state Department of Corrections
Weinstein's earliest release date is Nov. 9, 2039, according to
Weinstein, once one of Hollywood's most influential men, was
found guilty on Feb. 24 by a Manhattan jury of sexually
assaulting a former production assistant and raping a former
aspiring actress. His conviction was hailed as a victory for the
#MeToo movement against sexual misconduct by powerful men.
Prosecutors portrayed Weinstein as a serial predator who had
manipulated women with promises of career advancement in
Hollywood, coaxing them to hotel rooms or private apartments and
then overpowering and violently attacking them.
More than 100 women, including famous actresses, accused
Weinstein of sexual misconduct stretching back decades. He has
denied the allegations, saying any sex was consensual.
Weinstein faces separate sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.
After his sentencing on March 11, Weinstein was taken to New
York's Rikers Island jail. Hours later, he was transported to
Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for ongoing heart problems, but
was sent back to Rikers earlier this week, his spokesman Juda
The defense expects to file an appeal in July.
Mark David Chapman, who murdered Beatle John Lennon in 1980,
served some of his time at Wende Correctional Facility, as did
Robert Chambers, dubbed the "Preppie killer," who strangled
18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City’s Central Park in
The prison has sex offender treatment programs, according to the
Department of Corrections website.
Weinstein won an Academy Award for producing "Shakespeare in
Love" and was responsible for other acclaimed films including
"Pulp Fiction," "The English Patient" and "Gangs of New York."
He turns 68 on Thursday.
(Reporting by Karen Freifeld; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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