Extradition hearing to send Weinstein to Los Angeles delayed

Harvey Weinstein has made a brief appearance in a New York state courtroom via video conference from prison, where he is serving a 23-year sentence for sexual assaulting two women

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office agreed to the delay because of the pandemic, a spokesman said. Weinstein, 68, survived a bout with the coronavirus earlier this year while serving time in a maximum-security prison near Buffalo.

Weinstein only answered a few yes or no questions during Friday's hearing, said Kaitlyn Munro, a spokeswoman for Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

He is facing similar sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, as well as lawsuits by multiple women who accuse him of sexual abuse. He has denied all the allegations against him.

A Weinstein spokesperson declined to comment.

Weinstein is imprisoned at the maximum-security Wende Correctional Facility east of Buffalo.