Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty by a New York City jury of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. However, Weinstein was found not guilty of three other charges, including predatory sexual assault.
He was also told to remain in jail until his sentencing on March 3rd.
His lawyer gave a statement to PEOPLE saying:
“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. …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.”
On the way to Rikers Island, Weinstein began making complaints of chest pains. This resulted in him being rerouted to the infirmary at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, according to the disgraced movie mogul’s reps. In another statement given to USA Today, his lawyer says that he was suffering from high blood pressure.