Harvey Weinstein: Jailed producer is unwell and ‘being closely monitored’

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image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionWeinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault in February

Harvey Weinstein is unwell and "being closely monitored" at the prison where he is being held, according to the jailed mogul's representatives.

TMZ has reported the 68-year-old "is in isolation with 101-degree temperature" and may have coronavirus.

His representatives said they could "neither confirm nor deny" he had tested positive for Covid-19.

Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence, having been found guilty in February of rape and sexual assault.

He is currently being detained at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

A representative for Weinstein confirmed to the PA news agency that he has a fever.

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The disgraced Hollywood mogul is considered vulnerable to coronavirus due to his age, weight and other medical issues, including a heart condition and high blood pressure.

He spent five days in hospital in March for ongoing heart problems and chest pains.

A spokesman for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS) said they could not comment on individual cases but said that anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms is immediately isolated and tested.

Weinstein's representatives said they were "working with the NYSDOCCS and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Mr Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs".

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