Harvey Weinstein’s Extradition Request Filed for Temporary Custody – Faces Prosecution in L.A.
Photo: Jackie Lacey and staff
LOS ANGELES – In the ongoing Harvey Weinstein Criminal Prosecution for Sex Crimes case, Los
Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed a timely Request for Temporary Custody on July
20th for her part in the extradition process to return defendant Harvey Weinstein back to Los Angeles County – to face charges on home ground.
Deputy D.A. Paul Thompson of the Sex Crimes Division is prosecuting Case BA483663, which charged Weinstein with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint.
In the CrimeVoice.com story published 02/14/2020 – Los Angeles County D.A. Jackie Lacey announced 01/06/2020 that the film producer was charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013.
“On Feb. 18, 2013, Weinstein allegedly went to a hotel and raped a woman after pushing his way inside her room,” said Lacey. ” The next evening, the defendant is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel suite in Beverly Hills.”
A July 30th L.A. D.A. Extradition Update declared that New York officials are expected to set a hearing date to consider the request. The defendant faces up to 28 years in state prison, if convicted as charged.
Bail was recommended at $5 Million.
The ongoing case remains under investigation by the L.A. and Beverly Hills PDs and the DA’s Bureau of Investigation.
“We believe the evidence will show that the defendant used his power and influence to gain access to his victims and then commit violent crimes against them,” Lacey said. “I want to commend the victims who have come forward and bravely recounted what happened to them. It is my hope that all victims of sexual violence find strength and healing as they move forward.”