Harvey Weinstein extradition hearing moved to December
The process to extradite convicted sex offender and disgraced Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein is adjourned until December 11. The move was announced Friday morning in Erie County Court.
(This story was updated 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 14)
Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for his criminal sexual assault and rape conviction earlier this year, faces additional charges in Los Angeles.
While his conviction came in Manhattan, Weinstein is serving his time currently in Wende Correctional Facility in Alden. Thus, the extradition hearing will take place in Erie County Court, in downtown Buffalo.
The agreement to adjourn the case until December was reached late Thursday evening, attorney Norman Effman disclosed to Judge Kenneth Case in court late Friday morning.
Weinstein, a University at Buffalo graduate, rose up in the entertainment industry as a concert promoter in Buffalo in the 1970s, partnering with his brother Bob and with Corky Burger to form Harvey and Corky. The Weinstein brothers used money from that venture to establish the film company Miramax.
More than 100 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct against them.