Harvey Weinstein says the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is seriously complicating one of his many legal matters, so he’s begging a judge for more time.
According to a new legal doc — obtained by TMZ — Weinstein wants a 2-month extension for discovery in a civil case … specifically, “due to the current coronavirus crisis.” The now-convicted rapist is being sued for sexual assault by actress Wedil David.
It’s interesting … Weinstein’s lawyer spells out several reasons why the disgraced movie mogul can’t meet the court’s deadline — his recent conviction in his NY rape case, his pending criminal case in L.A. and his rapidly declining health and medical problems — but does NOT confirm the recent news that Weinstein tested positive for coronavirus.
In fact, Weinstein’s attorney says he wouldn’t even confirm a COVID-19 diagnosis to opposing counsel out of respect for his privacy rights. However, TMZ has confirmed he’s one of 2 inmates to test positive at Wende Correctional Facility in New York.
Even more interesting — the legal doc refers to Weinstein as an “at-risk individual” and argues the events of the last month have been a “perfect storm” for him … and the coronavirus pandemic as a whole, warrants an extension of a deadline in his civil case to May 15.
The judge has yet to rule on the motion.