WATCH: Weinstein’s Lawyer Pleads for Sympathy, Says He’s Scared of Dying in Prison

In an apparent plea for sympathy, Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer Donna Rotunno revealed that the convicted rapist is fearful of dying in prison and not being able to see his young children.

She also mentioned he’s now in a wheelchair instead of a walker.

‘He is in a wheelchair for now. They won’t let you take the walker because it could be a weapon,’ she said.

‘Think about a guy who needs a walker to walk and now you’re going to put him in a wheelchair. Think about how he is going to deteriorate.’

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Dailymail reports convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is scared of spending the rest of his life in prison because his two young children rely on him ‘on a daily basis’ and he is now using a wheelchair instead of his walker following his New York trial, his lawyer has revealed.

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com on Tuesday, Weinstein’s attorney Donna Rotunno said the 68-year-old would likely not survive years in prison and was frightened about the prospect of dying there after a jury being found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting two women.

Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in his apartment in 2006 and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a hotel room in 2013. He is facing a 29-year prison sentence on those two charges.

‘He’s 68 years old,’ Rotunno said. ‘Obviously he accepts it, look where he is right now. It’s a real – with his health – who knows how many years he could survive in there. Probably not that many.’

The disgraced Hollywood producer dodged spending his first night as a convicted rapist at Rikers Island jail after he was instead taken straight from court via ambulance to Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital to be treated for heart palpitations and high blood pressure.

Rotunno said Weinstein has now been confined to a wheelchair after his infamous walker was taken from him when he was handcuffed and removed from the court room just moments after the verdict was handed down.

‘He is in a wheelchair for now. They won’t let you take the walker because it could be a weapon,’ she said.

‘Think about a guy who needs a walker to walk and now you’re going to put him in a wheelchair. Think about how he is going to deteriorate.’