Harvey Weinstein tests positive for virus: Union leader

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the coronavirus according to the head of New York state's correction officers union on Sunday (March 22).

Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence after he was convicted of sexual assault and rape.

According to the union leader, the 68-year-old Weinstein has been placed in isolation at his maximum security prison in upstate New York.

They also say Weinstein's test came back positive on Sunday morning, sparking concern among staff, several of which have been quarantined.

A Weinstein lawyer said that as of Sunday they had not been notified of the diagnosis.

A state prison official told Reuters two inmates at Weinstein's prison had tested positive for COVID-19 but said he could not comment on individual prisoners' medical records.

Weinstein's convictions were hailed as a victory for #MeToo -- the movement against sexual misconduct by powerful men.

More than a hundred women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct stretching back decades.

He has denied allegations, saying any sex was consensual.

Weinstein also faces separate assault charges in Los Angeles.