Disgraced film producer and convicted s3x offender, Harvey Weinstein was caught with a box of Milk Duds at a Los Angeles jail facility.
Los Angeles County jail guards found the convicted r*pist in possession of the candy following a November meeting with his lawyer, Shawn Burkley, sources told the outlet.
‘This was an innocent misunderstanding,’ Weinstein, 69, told TMZ in a statement Thursday via his rep Juda Engelmayer. ‘It will not happen again. I have been a model inmate, following the rules and regulations and I am sincerely sorry.’
The film producer told authorities that he had taken the candy with him the previous July during his extradition from New York to Los Angeles, while authorities suspect he might have been provided with the Milk Duds by a member of his legal team.
Mark Werksman, a lawyer for Weinstein, said that no punitive actions were taken against Weinstein by officials with the court or jail.
His lead lawyers Werksman and Alan Jackson told Variety: ‘We have been informed about this and are very sorry it happened. It had not happened before, and never happened since. Harvey has been a model inmate and intends to continue as such.’
Weinstein remains in custody at the Twin Towers jail facility in downtown Los Angeles, where he is in the facility’s Correctional Treatment Center medical unit.
Weinstein last July was extradited to Los Angeles in connection with his s3xual assault case, as he faces 11 charges based on allegations from five women. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges in the case.
He was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York in 2020 in connection with convictions of r*pe in the third degree in 2013, and forcibly performing oral s3x in 2006.