The first photos purported to be disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein inside Bellevue Hospital have emerged, showing the producer sitting with his head in his hands while watching TV.
The photographs, obtained by Pix11 show the 67-year-old fallen Hollywood giant for the first time since his r3pe conviction last week.
Weinstein was seen sitting alone hunched on a leather chair with his wheelchair visible next to him.
The film titan was convicted last week of committing a criminal s.e.x act in the first degree and r3pe in the third degree in the assaults of Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann and was ordered to be held in jail.
Instead of going to the notorious Rikers Island prison, Weinstein was taken from the Manhattan courthouse to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue on February 24 for heart palpitations and high blood pressure, where he’s remained since, according to his attorneys.
At Bellevue, Weinstein is reportedly allowed to roam around at his own free will.
‘He is free to roam and is not handcuffed. He is being treated like any other person,’ a source said.
‘He is waking with the aide of a wheelchair. He is holding on to its handles to go to the TV room, using it as a walker, where he spent about an hour and then walked himself back,’ the source added.
The source says that it’s very clear ‘Harvey does not want to go to Rikers.’
However, it’s not clear exactly what condition Weinstein has nor when he will be moved to Rikers.
Weinstein’s lawyer Arthur Aidala visited the movie mogul in the hospital on Friday. A spokesman for the convicted rapist said he is ‘mentally down’.
Aidala was spotted buying snacks for his client on the same day that doctors ordered a CAT scan for Weinstein.
Weinstein is spending his time in the hospital reading books about Winston Churchill and speaking with his two young children and ex-wife Georgina Chapman, the source said.
However, Weinstein has not had visits from any of his five children.
He is due to be sentenced on March 11 and he faces up to 29 years in prison.