The word “karma” gets used a lot, but when it comes to the news of Harvey Weinstein possibly contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), the term has been used quite a bit. According to various reports (including Variety), it appears that convicted rapist, Harvey Weinstein, is one of the latest celebrity figures to contract the illness that has caused worldwide panic in recent weeks.
Variety is reporting that it appears Weinstein tested positive for COVID-19, but no one is officially coming clean with the diagnosis. At this time, even Weinstein’s spokespeople won’t even confirm the reports in a new statement. The statement said that the team that works for Weinstein “are going to continue protecting his privacy and maintain his privacy. As such, we will not discuss this matter any further.”
That being said, the report does also claim that SOMETHING has caused Weinstein to be put in isolation in his most recent facility, Wende Correctional Facility. The reason this is important is because, over the past two weeks, the criminal has been at Bellevue Hospital and Rikers Island, before being transferred to Wende.
Juda Engelmayer, Weinstein’s spokesperson, said, “The prison is well aware of the situation. They are doing everything they can to make sure he’s safe and being taken care of.”
Over the past couple of weeks, celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Olga Kurylenko, and many more have contracted the COVID-19 virus.
You can read the full statement from Weinstein’s team below:
“We appreciate your patience during this time, as we know there has been much concern and curiosity for Mr. Weinstein’s health.
“As of Monday afternoon, we have talked with the NYSDOCCS regarding Mr. Weinstein’s health condition. We are incredibly appreciative of the response and time given to the Legal Defense Team from both the NYSDOCCS Central Office and Wende Correctional Facility where we have held several conversations with senior level DOCCS officials.
“They have been extremely responsive and caring about the situation, and we want to point out that at no time did the NYSDOCCS make any statement or issue a comment regarding Mr. Weinstein’s current health condition, for which we are incredibly grateful. Any statements that have been made were not made or authorized by the Department of Corrections and could be considered a violation of HIPAA regulations.
“At this time, we will neither confirm nor deny whether Mr. Weinstein has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. While his team is now fully aware of his current medical condition, since Mr. Weinstein executed the proper Dept. of Corrections Healthcare Information Release Form, we are going to continue protecting his privacy and maintain his privacy. As such, we will not discuss this matter any further.”