Weinstein made headlines in 2020 when he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape.
Weinstein’s spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, issued a statement about the extradition, saying that her client’s legal team wasn’t happy with the outcome after alleged negotiations with prosecutors failed.
“We are disappointed that the L.A. D.A. didn’t wait for the judge’s ruling, but we did expect this to happen at some point,” the statement said. “We will be fighting so that Harvey can receive his needed medical care and of course, so that he can be treated fairly… Due process, presumption of innocence, and a fair trial are all still his right.”
Harvey was previously convicted of sexual assault and rape last year and sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York. According to USA Today, his latest charges include “11 felony counts of sexual assault, including forcible rape, against five women in encounters at Beverly Hills hotels dating back to 2004.”