Harvey Weinstein now has to wear this clunky device 24/7
Meet Harvey’s new bling.
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is wearing a clunky, black ReliAlertTXC around his right ankle.
The GPS monitoring bracelet weighs 9.87 ounces — about as much as a soda can after a few sips.
“When I pulled it out of the box for Harvey, it seemed a little heavy,” concedes bail bondsman Ira Judelson, who bolted the bulky device onto Weinstein in court on Friday.
The thing vibrates, talks or makes a screaming siren sound, depending on what’s bothering it.
Its plastic-coated, braided steel cable strap — meant to be worn over socks, to avoid chafing — is secured with four small bolts that create a fiber-optic ring around the filmmaker’s ankle.
If that circle of fiber-optic signal is broken, say by his tampering with the strap, the siren will sound.
“It’ll sound almost like a loud horn,” Judelson’s monitoring bracelet tech, Manny Scharon, told The Post.
“It’s a loud siren-slash-horn that goes up and down continuously.”
The whole chunk of plastic will also vibrate vexatiously whenever the battery gets low.
“Buzz, buzz, pause, buzz, buzz, pause,” Scharon described it.
To avoid this inconvenience, Weinstein must plug the bracelet directly into a wall outlet once a day for two hours.
Extension cords are not advised.
“The charging cord? You’re looking at maybe six feet,” Scharon says of the charger that will tether the mogul to a wall for a couple hours a day.
“He can sit on the couch and watch a movie,” Judelson suggested.
If the device leaves the confines of New York and Connecticut, monitors with the Salt Lake City-based Track Group Inc. will notice immediately and bombard Judelson and Scharon with emails, texts and cell phone calls.
Judelson or Scharon can then radio the device directly — with their voices being broadcast through the device’s speaker.
“We’d call him and ask what’s going on,” Scharon explained.
One more thing: no scuba diving.
“It’s waterproof,” Scharon explained. “I tell him, if you want to go in the jacuzzi with it, fine. The shallow end of the pool, fine. But I really don’t advise it,” he added.
Judelson, New York City’s go-to bondsman for wealthy and famous clients, including Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and, recently, Conor McGregor, has bolted the device onto the ankles of accused, then cleared, sex assaulter Dominique Strauss-Kahn, millionaire madam Anna Gristina, and accused Yankees general manager-extorter Louise Neathway.
The devices have slimmed down since five years ago, when they were “like wearing a big radio on your ankle.”
Still, he said, “I wouldn’t want to wear one.”
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