Take this with the proverbial grain of salt, but the Niagara-Gazette is reporting convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus:

From the Niagara-Gazette:

ALBANY — Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, now one of New York’s most notorious prison inmates after being sentenced for sexual assault, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to officials connected to the state prison system.

Weinstein, who turned 68 last Thursday is being isolated at Wende Correctional Facility in Western New York, officials told CNHI Sunday.

He is one of two Wende inmates who have tested positive, the officials said.

But Weinstein’s spokesperson reportedly “has not heard anything like that yet.” From The Daily Beast:

Other journos are trying to confirm the report now:

We’ll keep you posted if/when this is confirmed.

Update: March 23 at 8:50 am.


Editor’s note: This post has been updated.