While being held at Rikers Island prison in New York, convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein reportedly suffered a possible concussion. According to Weinstein's spokesperson Juda Englemayer, the 67-year-old former film producer took a bad fall on Sunday morning and is showing symptoms of a head injury.

“Harvey says his head throbs all the time and thinks he has a concussion,” Englemayer explained. “He has not been officially diagnosed.”

Englemayer further explained that Weinstein does not use a walker in jail and therefore walks unsteadily. He is also said to be dealing with a heart problem, one which caused him to be rushed to Bellevue Hospital after his conviction on Feb. 24.

Weinstein’s apparent health issues amidst his trial for sex crimes has drawn heavy scrutiny, with some accusing him of playing up his condition in order to gain sympathy.

“I personally felt like he's a very good actor,” Louisette Geiss, one of Weinstein’s accusers, said in an interview. “This is a man who knows how to manipulate the press and clearly he's done so with his iconic walker; let's just say I know women who are literally dying who are also victims and I say let's give them the help. If he's got to go to the hospital it should be in jail, that kind of hospital, not one where he has his own suite.”

Weinstein underwent a heart procedure Wednesday to insert a stent, following a period of alleged high blood pressure problems.

While he is currently being held at Rikers, Weinstein has yet to be sentenced. The sentencing is scheduled to take place on March 11.

His charges — one count of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and one of third-degree rape — carry a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 25. He was acquitted of other charges that would have resulted in a life sentence.

Weinstein's attorneys say they will appeal the verdict. He also faces charges on similar counts in Los Angeles.

Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault by a New York jury
Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault by a New York jury AFP / Johannes EISELE