Harvey Weinstein Hires Prison Consultant as He's Transferred From Hospital To Rikers Island

March 6, 2020

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Disgraced movie mogul and newly convicted felon Harvey Weinstein has added a new member to his entourage the New York Times reports: a prison consultant. Weinstein had a large entourage during his high-profile trial, including four lawyers, a jury selection expert, a crisis manager, a spokesman, and even someone who made sure his ankle monitor was working correctly. But it's now revealed that he's added prison consultant Craig Rothfeld, who will help Weinstein understand what he calls “the journey”— the passage from living an ordinary life to living behind bars. Rothfeld also helped facilitate Weinstein's temporary stay at Bellevue hospital, instead of heading directly to prison, but insists his client did not get any special treatment. And now, according to Reuters, Weinstein's stay at Bellevue is over, and he is being moved to New York's Rikers Island jail complex after a small heart procedure on Wednesday. Initially Weinstein will stay in the prison's infirmary.