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Harvey Weinstein Rushed To Hospital For Chest Pains After Rape Conviction

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By Mike Walters

Harvey Weinstein is not going to spend his first night in New York's Rikers Island jail because he has been rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pains after his rape conviction.

According to multiple reports, the disgraced movie mogul was on his way to jail and started to complain of pain in his chest. So, he was rerouted to Bellevue hospital in Manhattan.

Weinstein who was apparently suffering from high blood pressure fell ill after hearing his fate in a criminal courtroom earlier in the day.

Movie Mogul Complained Of Chest Pains

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As we reported, Weinstein was convicted of rape in the third degree and a criminal act in the first degree. He was, however, acquitted of the two more serious charges which could have landed him in prison for life.

In a shocking move, the judge in the case denied Weinstein's request to remain out on bail until the date in which he is sentenced. Instead, he was ordered to be behind bars until that date which will most likely be next month.

Harvey Weinstein is facing up to 25 years for the two charges he was convicted of by the jury.

Weinstein Reportedly Has High Blood Pressure

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Of course, many people are questioning the timing of Harvey's "chest pains" considering he was on his way to jail. But, according to his lawyers, his health has been on the decline for quite some time.

“While he was not convicted on the most serious charges, we are disappointed in the verdict and will be filing an appeal. There are issues in this trial that were extremely troubling, and they prejudiced Mr. Weinstein’s ability to have his case fairly judged," his lawyers said in a statement.

They continued, "In the meantime, we are working on assuring that Mr. Weinstein is brought to Rikers’ Island ‘s North infirmary unit (NIU) at the Anna M Kross center complex or in protective custody so that he can get the best medical supervision and care possible."

Facing 25 Years In Prison After Being Convicted Of Rape

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As we reported, Weinstein had back surgery in the past few weeks and his representatives claim it was a result of a car accident. "Mr. Weinstein was in a serious car accident in August, which resulted in a concussion and has now necessitated the need for back surgery later this week. He has been using a walker to assist him as the back pain has increased. He wanted to leave the walker in the car, so it did not appear that he was looking for sympathy, as he is not. The press surrounding his physical condition is mean spirited and false," his lawyers claimed.

It's unclear how long he will remain in the hospital, but as soon as he is cleared of any emergency he will be bused straight to Riker's and behind bars.

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