Harvey Weinstein moved to jail after undergoing a four-hour heart surgery

Harvey Weinstein has been moved to Rikers Island jail in New York City after undergoing heart surgery to have heart stent put in.

The 67-year-old ex-movie mogul was convicted last month of two sexual assaults, including rape, at his trial on 25 February.

After the trial, he complained of chest pains and was taken to hospital where he had a stent implant to remove a blockage, a spokesperson said.

He is due to be sentenced on 11 March, and faces up to 25 years in prison for the convictions relating to two women.

Weinstein was cleared of the most serious counts of predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape. But he was found guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act. His lawyers say he will appeal.

Many of Weinstein’s accusers, along with other critics, had expressed frustration at the news of his hospital transfer, arguing that he should be held in jail.

After his conviction, he was taken to Bellevue instead of Rikers reportedly because he suffered heart palpitations and high blood pressure.

The surgery took four hours on Wednesday, the Post reported. His condition has stabilised, facilitating plans for him to be transferred to Rikers, where city inmates are commonly detained while awaiting trial or sentencing.

He also faces charges in Los Angeles and is under investigation in London, involving similar alleged crimes. Weinstein pleaded not guilty at his New York trial and has consistently denied any non-consensual sex.

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