• June 12, 2024

Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyers Are Working Overtime After Finding Out What The Prison Has Planned For Him…

The disgraced Hollywood producer has asked a California judge that he be allowed private dental care after jail officials refused to allow him to have cosmetic dentistry after he gets his teeth pulled.

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is having some trouble behind bars. The prisoner, whose vision is failing, is also having some serious dental issues. The former producer was convicted in 2020 of third-degree rape and a criminal sex act in the state of New York for sexual attacks on his attacks on two women, one in 2006 and one in 2013. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

The prisoner’s molars are rotting to the point of a medical emergency. But Weinstein is terrified of allowing the prison doctor to pull his teeth.

This week, he tried to convince a judge to allow him to see a private dentist instead. According to the New York Post, Weinstein himself pleaded with the judge after being wheeled into the courtroom clad in prison garb.

“This situation is an emergency,”  Weinstein pleaded, according to the Post. “I will pay for the dentist … It will be one trip and one trip only.”

“I’m in pain every day,” he added. “I have cavities and I can’t eat because I’m missing teeth.”

Weinstein’s lawyer, Mark Werksman, had previously brought Weinstein’s dental concerns up with the judge in a court hearing on Aug. 29, the Post reported, asking the judge to pressure the sheriff’s office to get Weinstein’s teeth fixed.

“He is missing some teeth and needs some crowns fixed,” Werksman explained to the paper at the time. “We don’t want him … with gaping spaces in his mouth when he goes to trial. When he smiles, you can see he has missing teeth.”

According to the Post, the former Hollywood titan’s teeth can be pulled while Weinstein is behind bars, but jail dentists will not provide replacements.

More details of this report from Western Journal:

It wasn’t clear from news coverage what specific teeth Weinstein is having problems with. However, Werksman’s arguments indicated they would be easily visible, according to the Post.

“Werksman claimed barring Weinstein from dental care would be a violation of his constitutional rights, and said a gaping hole in the front of his teeth makes him look ‘ridiculous’ and ‘like a caricature,’” the Post reported.

In August, Werksman told the Post that having the teeth pulled without replacing them could hurt his client when he goes to trial, which is now scheduled for Oct. 10.

“We don’t want him indigent and ill-kept with gaping spaces in his mouth when he goes to trial,” Werksman said. “When he smiles, you can see he has missing teeth.”

On Wednesday, Weinstein said getting a bridge or false teeth after his bad teeth are removed will help him look “presentable” in court, according to the Post.

And, he said, action is necessary.

“I’m in pain every day. I have cavities and I can’t eat because I’m missing teeth,” Weinstein told the court, according to the Post.

Werksman argued that denying Weinstein the more advanced dental care would violate his constitutional rights, according to the Post, because without it he would appear “ridiculous” and “like a caricature.”

Lench disagreed but told Werksman to write up a request, the Post reported.

Sources: WesternJournal, New York Post, NBC News, CNN

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