Rapist Harvey Weinstein is to be extradited (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

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Rapist Harvey Weinstein is to be extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face further sex assault claims.

The disgraced movie mogul held his head in his hands on Tuesday when a judge ruled he can be flown to California for trial.

Judge Kenneth Case rejected arguments by Weinstein's lawyer paperwork to move the 69-year-old was not in order, and he should stay in New York to get appropriate medical care.

Reacting to the news, Weinstein was seen on video link from prison leaning back in his chair and threw his head back, before buying his head in his hands.

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison term
(Image: Getty Images)

He will be flown to LA in the first two weeks of July.

Prosecutors in LA have charged Weinstein with assaulting five women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from 2004 to 2013.

He faces 11 counts of rape a sexual assault, which could carry a maximum sentence of 140 years.

In March last year, a jury found Weinstein guilty of raping an aspiring actress in a New York hotel room in 2013 and sexually assaulting a production assistant at his apartment in 2006 by forcibly performing oral sex on her.

The Hollywood producer's lawyers have appealed his 2020 conviction.

He is serving a 23-year prison term following his conviction for sexually assaulting a production assistant in 2006, and third-degree rape of an aspiring actress in 2013.