Everyone knows how hard it is to shake a craving for a snack. We imagine that two decades must seem like a very long time.
Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood producer who was the subject of a plethora of sexual abuse allegations over the last three decades, was busted in jail with contraband, or as we like to call them on the outside, “Milk Duds.”
Weinstein who is serving a 23-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexual assault and rape by a court in New York might be having a hard time enduring prison life without candy.
Weinstein is currently in Los Angeles, where he was extradited from his prison in New York last July to await trial for another list of sex crime charges. While one would think he can’t get into too much trouble in jail, Weinstein’s sweet tooth has landed him in some hot water.
TMZ reports that he was caught with contraband of the chocolatey and chewy variety last November. We wonder if it’s merely a coincidence that Weinstein’s candy of choice is a movie theater classic or if the sweetness of this tasty treat reminds him of the days when he produced movies of his own, including the “Lord of the Rings” series.
At first, Weinstein claimed that he brought the candy with him when he was extradited from New York, but we know better, and we’re guessing Weinstein is just lying about his lawyer, having actually snagged the contraband from Morgan Freeman’s character in The Shawshank Redemption.
Meanwhile, the convicted rapist claims it was all a “misunderstanding” and that he should not be getting punished for having the contraband.
“This was an innocent misunderstanding,” Weinstein, 69, told TMZ in a statement Thursday via his rep Juda Engelmayer. “It will not happen again. I have been a model inmate, following the rules and regulations, and I am sincerely sorry.”
In 2020, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York following rape convictions of the first and third degree. The conviction is being appealed, but fret not—Weinstein’s also awaiting trial for 11 more charges of rape and sexual assault in Las Angeles.
The NBC News article concludes by explaining that Weinstein is troubled by numerous health issues, including diabetes, cardiac issues, sleep apnea, and eye problems, to which we at Rooster say: “Good.”
Maybe, in the future, Weinstein could receive a jawbreaker instead, before being given anymore candy.
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