Harvey Weinstein is being “closely monitored” for possible COVID-19-related symptoms in prison, his representatives said Wednesday. The former Hollywood mogul was convicted of rape earlier this year in New York is serving a 23-year sentence in a prison near Buffalo.

Weinstein’s publicist Juda Englemeyer, and Craig Rothfeld, his authorized rep from the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and Department of Health, said in a statement to CNN that the ex-producer has a fever but would “neither confirm nor deny that Mr. Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19.”

"At this time... we can neither confirm nor deny that Mr. Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19," Englemeyer said in the statement.

"We can confirm that Mr. Weinstein has a fever and is being closely monitored by the excellent medical staff at Wende CF for which the entire legal defense team is grateful," Englemeyer added.

Weinstein is currently isolated inside the prison and has a 101-degree fever, TMZ reported. 

"It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure, and spinal stenosis," Englemeyer said.

"As information becomes available that we are at liberty to discuss we will update everyone accordingly."

Most notably, Weinstein’s previous health complications aren’t doing him any favors. Hours after being sentenced to prison, Weinstein experienced “ongoing heart problems and chest pains,” a spokesperson for Weinstein told Reuters. 

Soon after, Weinstein was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. “Mr. Weinstein is being taken to Bellevue Hospital Ward to treat him for his ongoing heart problems and chest pains,” his spokesperson told Deadline.

The spokesperson also added that Weinstein has ongoing back problems as well. 

“In addition to a complication related to his back, surgery is going to be evaluated,” the spokesperson added. “We are incredibly appreciative of the level of care and attention the New York City Department of Corrections is showing regarding Mr. Weinstein’s medical condition, and we are hopeful he will be held overnight for observation given his recent heart procedure less than a week ago, and his ongoing medical issues.”

Harvey Weinstein was convicted in February 2020 of rape and sexual assault by a New York jury Harvey Weinstein was convicted in February 2020 of rape and sexual assault by a New York jury Photo: AFP / Johannes EISELE