Harvey Weinstein Asks
to Postpone His Civil Case Weinstein is being sued by actress Wedil David
for allegedly sexually assaulting her in 2016, but his legal team has asked the judge for an
eight-week extension "due to the current coronavirus
crisis" that is sweeping across the globe.
According to the court documents
obtained by TMZ, Weinstein's lawyer has claimed
there are several reasons why the former
movie producer can't meet the deadline.
Those reasons include his recent
conviction in his New York rape case, his forthcoming criminal case in
Los Angeles and his declining health.
Weinstein was reportedly one of two inmates
at Wende Correctional Facility in New York to
test positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, but his lawyer said he won't be
commenting on the speculation out
of respect for his privacy rights.
The legal documents went on to suggest that
Weinstein is an "at-risk individual" and added the
current pandemic has been a "perfect storm for him." According to Weinstein's lawyer, this warrants an
extension of a deadline in his civil case to May 15th.
The judge has yet to make
a decision on the appeal.