Hollywood actresses who accuse Harvey Weinstein of sex crimes on Tuesday welcomed his next trial in Los Angeles, but voiced fear that he could avoid jail by claiming medical ailments.

The 67-year-old disgraced movie mogul was convicted Monday in New York of rape and sexual assault, in a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.

Eyes now turn to California, where separate charges against Weinstein have been brought by prosecutors.

“Harvey, you messed with the wrong women. We will see you here in Los Angeles, where hopefully your conviction will leave you in jail for life,” actress Louisette Geiss told a news conference outside Los Angeles City Hall.

“We will get you in LA,” she added.

Weinstein was due to be imprisoned in New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail but spent Monday night in a Manhattan hospital after complaining of chest pains.

“His lawyers have said that he’s going to be out while they appeal this case because of his health problems… that’s terrifying,” said TV reporter Lauren Sivan, among 11 women who spoke at the news conference.

If Weinstein does not go straight to jail “he’s getting special treatment,” she added. (AFP)