Harvey Weinstein, a convicted rapist, is experiencing some difficulties in prison. The prisoner’s eyesight is fading, and he also has major dental problems.
The prisoner’s teeth are deteriorating to the point of a medical emergency. Weinstein, on the other hand, is scared of letting the jail doctor extract his teeth.
This week, he attempted to persuade a court to let him go to a private dentist instead.
Weinstein does not want to be left with holes in his mouth since prison physicians just perform the bare minimum. This is an emergency, he told a court in Los Angeles on Wednesday. He’ll pay for the dentist. It’ll be a one-time thing.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Mark Werksman, claims that the prisoner was offered two options. He had the option of leaving his teeth alone or having them extracted by the jail dentist. Although it may not be ideal, Weinstein is a prisoner and, unless the condition is life-threatening, is unlikely to get the five-star medical attention he was used to as a wealthy and renowned producer.
According to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench, the rapist has twice visited the medical ward at the Twin Towers Correctional Institution. Nonetheless, he is still struggling with the consequences of his rotten teeth. The disgraced producer claims to be in a lot of agony.
He begged that every day he was in agony. He has cavities and can’t eat since his teeth are gone.
Weinstein’s lawyer said that denying him the treatment he wants would be a breach of his constitutional rights, and that the large holes in Weinstein’s mouth made him seem “ridiculous” and “caricature-like.” The judge retorted.
A trip to a private dentist, according to Lench, is certainly not the usual due to the labor required. She directed his lawyer to draft a request for dental treatment for her to evaluate later.
In March 2020, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in jail for several rape and sexual assault offenses. Weinstein claims he was given an unjust trial and is now appealing the decision.