The former movie mogul and convicted rapist who is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York for rape and sexual assault, faces 11 counts in California.
On Tuesday, an attorney for Weinstein, 69, confirmed to Fox News his extradition was expected to happen mid-July so that he could stand trial for more sexual assault charges.
“This morning at approximately 9:25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was handed over to the appropriate officials from transport to the state of California per a court order.” a spokesperson for New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision told Fox News in a statement.
Allegations against Weinstein, who co founded Miramax film studio, helped fuel the #MeToo movement after more than 80 women accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct in 2017.
The charges in Los Angeles indictment allege that Weinstein raped a woman between September 2004 and September 2005 and raped another woman on two separate occasions in 2013, according to the district attorney. They also allege that Weinstein sexually assaulted a woman in 2010 and two others in separate incidents in 2013.
Weinstein’s legal team had previously argued against his extradition to LA due to health problems.
Weinstein is scheduled to return to court for a hearing on July 29.