'I can't eat': Harvey Weinstein wants personal dentist as prison medic allegedly pulls out teeth without replacement
'This situation is an emergency. I will pay for the dentist. It will be one trip and one trip only. I’m in pain every day,' said Harvey Weinstein
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Harvey Weinstein who is currently serving 23 years in prison after he was convicted of sex charges has asked for a personal dentist after prison dentists offered to pull out his teeth without replacement or let them to continue decaying, said a report.
The disgraced film producer pleaded with a judge after being wheeled into a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, September 14, saying, "This situation is an emergency. I will pay for the dentist. It will be one trip and one trip only. I’m in pain every day. I have cavities and I can’t eat because I’m missing teeth." Weinstein's lawyer Mark Werksman argued that denying him proper care would be a violation of his constitutional rights, according to New York Post. The lawyer said the 70-year-old predator looks like a "caricature" and "ridiculous", arguing that he should be allowed a bridge or fake teeth to look “presentable” at trial.
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in March 2020 after he was found guilty of forcibly performing oral sex on former production assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi in 2006 while working on 'Project Runway' and raping hairstylist Jessica Mann in 2013. There are separate charges that he sexually assaulted five women in the city between 2004 and 2013. He is now jailed at LA’s Twin Towers Correctional Facility awaiting trial on the separate charges that he sexually assaulted five women in the city between 2004 and 2013. He has pleaded not guilty.
Harvey Weinstein is unhappy with the prison dentist
Previously, his rape trial in Los Angeles was scheduled for October only after his request to delay it was denied, but the judge did agree to the request to get his missing teeth fixed. Talking about the missing teeth, Werksman told the publication, "He is missing some teeth and needs some crowns fixed. We don’t want him indigent and ill-kept with gaping spaces in his mouth when he goes to trial. When he smiles, you can see he has missing teeth."
Werksman said, "There will be pre-release publicity aimed at ginning up a passionate disdain for Harvey Weinstein. This isn’t some indie picture that will quietly vanish from the public scene." He also argued that Brad Pitt's involvement as a producer was a cause for concern as it could drive in more publicity and ruin the pureness of this case. Weinstein’s lawyers requested the court postpone the trial a few weeks over the release of a feature film that revolved around the former producer's sexual allegations and how he was exposed. His attorney Mark Werksman told The New York Post that the Universal movie, 'She Said', was pretty much capable of influencing jurors. It is based on the 2019 book of the same name by New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.