During a news conference to reveal sexual assault accusations against TV producer Eric Weinberg on Wednesday in Los Angeles, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon stands near a picture of Weinberg. hide caption – Christopher Weber
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During a news conference to reveal sexual assault accusations against TV producer Eric Weinberg on Wednesday in Los Angeles, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon stands near a picture of Weinberg.
Author: Christopher Weber LA LOS ANGELES Los Angeles County prosecutors revealed Wednesday that Eric Weinberg, an executive producer and writer for the popular TV program “Scrubs” and many others, has been accused with sexually abusing five women whom he enticed to picture sessions and possibly many more.
According to the district attorney’s office, Weinberg, 62, was arrested on Tuesday, almost a week after he was charged with 18 felony counts, including rape, oral copulation, forcible sexual penetration, sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment by use of violence, assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, and attempted forcible penetration with a foreign object.
That day, he was freed after posting a $5 million bond. The date of his arraignment was set for October 25.
A request for comment sent via email to Weinberg’s agent did not receive a prompt response.
Weinberg was accused of attacking people between 2014 and 2019, but according to authorities, there may be further victims of assaults from the 1990s, said District Attorney George Gascn at a news conference.
He exhorted them to speak up.
In order to entice young women for picture assignments where he allegedly sexually assaulted them, the defendant “relied on his Hollywood credentials,” according to Gascn. Power and influence can corrupt certain people, causing them to hurt others, which frequently causes lifetime trauma for the victims.
Investigators are looking into information of potential more assaults by Weinberg, according to LAPD Detective Ryan Lamar.
Police had previously looked into Weinberg on multiple occasions, but, according to Gascn, the DA’s office decided not to press charges due to a lack of evidence.
According to the IMDB website, Weinberg co-executive produced approximately 100 episodes of the NBC medical dramedy “Scrubs” between 2000 and 2006 and also penned nearly a dozen episodes.
Along with producing and writing for other programs like “Anger Management,” “Men at Work,” “Veronica’s Closet,” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” he served as co-executive producer for “Californication” in 2007.
Three women’s claims that Weinberg sexually abused them during picture sessions were included in paperwork filed in his divorce and child custody hearings in 2020, according to the Los Angeles Times reported. .
One woman claimed she met Weinberg in 2014 at a coffee shop in North Hollywood when she was 22 and that he persuaded her to attend a picture session at his house where she was just wearing her underpants. According to records reported by the Times, the lady said that Weinberg seized her while they were shooting pictures, forced her to engage in oral sex, suffocated her, and then raped her.