HARVEY Weinstein is under constant camera surveillance to make sure he does not die in custody like Jeffrey Epstein, TMZ reported.
Harvey Weinstein is reportedly being filmed around the clock while in prison[/caption]
State correctional officials are reportedly worried that Weinstein may die in their care like Jeffrey Epstein[/caption]
The correctional officers assigned to shadow Weinstein have cameras filming him “at eye level,” on top of regular surveillance cameras installed throughout the prison, TMZ reported.
The outlet reported that “prison officials are worried” things could go wrong if guards take their eyes off Weinstein.
Sources reportedly told TMZ that prison officials want to prevent criminal liability if something were to happen to the convicted rapist.
State prison officials are reportedly worried about possible conspiracy theories if Weinstein were die in their custody.
Epstein, a convicted pedophile, died by hanging while he was in jail prompting conspiracy theories that he did not kill himself[/caption]
Weinstein was convicted of rape and sentenced to 23 years in prison in March[/caption]
Weinstein has been accused of sex crimes by more than 80 women, including Rose McGowan[/caption]
Epstein, a financier and convicted sex offender, was found unresponsive in his Metropolitan Correctional Center jail cell where he was awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges on August 10, 2019.
The billionaire’s shocking death came just two weeks after the 66-year-old jetsetter was placed on suicide watch when he was found slumped in jail with neck injuries.
Epstein, who had reportedly hanged himself, was transported to the New York Downtown Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The New York City medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide – but Epstein’s lawyers and revelations of several missteps by jail workers prompted conspiracy theories claiming that “Epstein didn’t kill himself” and suggesting he was murdered.
After his death, even high-profile politicians from President Donald Trump to New York City mayor Bill de Blasio expressed doubts.
Trump has even retweeted posts suggesting Epstein was killed for having dirt on former President Bill Clinton.
Trump has even retweeted posts suggesting Epstein was killed for having dirt on former President Bill Clinton[/caption]
Even New York City mayor Bill de Blasio initially expressed doubts about Epstein’s cause of death[/caption]
But Attorney General William Barr has seemingly dismissed those claims in an interview with the Associated Press, calling Epstein’s death “a perfect storm of screw-ups” rather than a sinister plot.
Graphic images from Epstein’s autopsy were revealed in January, showing his frozen face and the orange prison bedsheet the pedophile allegedly used to hang himself.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Weinstein was also placed on suicide watch in the prison after being quarantined when he tested positive for COVID-19 in March.
The Oscar-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love was sentenced in March to 23 years in the maximum-security prison, and has been accused of sex crimes by more than 80 women including Rose McGowan.
Weinstein was convicted by a Manhattan court of forcibly performing oral sex on production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and of third-degree rape for a 2013 attack on Jessica Mann.
He also faces charges in Los Angeles where prosecutors filed a separate set of sexual assault charges against Weinstein in January.
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A table at an eatery in the Hamptons used by both Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein was set ablaze by the restaurant’s owner this summer in a bid to get “rid of their bad energy.”
Before setting the roundtable on fire, Zach Erdem – the owner of 75 Main in Southampton – used an ax and a sledgehammer to break the round wooden table.
Table number one was formerly frequented by disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and convicted child sex offender, Erdem told the New York Post.
He said: “I need to burn this f***king table. I’m sick of the bad energy of this table. Every time I see it I think of that sicko.”