Harvey Weinstein begs judge to end prison dentist from pulling his rotten teeth

No justice! No teeth!

Prisoner Harvey Weinstein’s rotten molars have come to be a dental “emergency” which he’s inquiring to get fastened by a personal dentist — simply because jail medics will just pull them out and leave gaping holes in his mouth.

“This circumstance is an emergency,” the former film producer pleaded with a decide soon after becoming wheeled into a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday. “I will pay back for the dentist … it will be just one excursion and a person excursion only.”

LA Exceptional Courtroom Decide Lisa Lench pointed out Weinstein had visited the healthcare bay at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility — wherever he’s locked up pending an Oct. 10 trial on charges he sexually assaulted 5 gals between 2004 and 2013 — 2 times, but has not resolved his issues.

Weinstein’s law firm Mark Werksman reported jail dentists provided him two choices: pull the teeth without the need of substitute or depart them to keep on decaying.

The 70-12 months-aged — presently serving 23 a long time right after remaining convicted of sexual intercourse fees in New York — argued he should really be allowed a bridge or faux enamel to fill gaps where a few are lacking to look “presentable” at trial.

“I’m in pain every single working day. I have cavities and I just cannot try to eat since I’m lacking tooth,” the former movie producer said.

Harvey Weinstein asked a decide to enable him to acquire “emergency” dental treatment from a personal dentist rather of jail medics in advance of his Oct rape trial.
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Werksman claimed barring Weinstein from dental treatment would be a violation of his constitutional rights, and said a gaping gap in the front of his teeth will make him seem “ridiculous” and “like a caricature.”

Lench instructed Weinstein even though he can fork out to transportation himself to and from a non-public dentist, it even now would include manpower from the sheriff’s department, making the ask for over and above the norm. Lench did not agree Weinstein seemed absurd but advised Werksman to compose a request for the dental perform for her to critique.

The original goal of the listening to was for prosecutors to ask for two witnesses who reside in Italy to testify by online video alternatively than in particular person all through the trial.

According to Weinstein's lawyer Mark Werksman, the prison dentists only offered to have the teeth pulled without replacement.
In accordance to Weinstein’s lawyer Mark Werksman, the jail dentists only made available to have the tooth pulled with no substitute.
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The judge requested one particular of the witnesses — Lubov Smirnova, who worked for a single of Weinstein’s accusers and her relatives — to look in human being. The 2nd witness, Pascal Vicedomini, will be permitted to show up by video for professional medical causes.

Lench previously denied Weinstein’s bid to postpone his demo due to the fact of the Nov. 18 release of movie “She Said” about how the sexual assault allegations from him had been exposed, which he argued could prejudice a jury.

Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in jail in March 2020 after a Manhattan jury found him responsible of forcibly accomplishing oral sex on previous “Project Runway” output assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi in 2006.

Weinstein argued the dental work is necessary for him to look "presentable" at his Los Angeles trial.
Weinstein argued the dental operate is vital for him to appear “presentable” at his Los Angeles demo.
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Weinstein was also convicted of sexually assaulting hairstylist Jessica Mann in 2013.

He was acquitted on two costs of predatory sexual assault linked to allegations he raped actress Annabella Sciorra in the mid-1990s.

Last month, New York’s best court docket agreed to hear Weinstein’s attraction of his conviction, in which he plans to argue he gained an unfair trial.