Eric Weinberg, Hollywood producer behind ‘Scrubs’, accused of sexually assaulting 5 women

Eric Weinberg, executive producer and writer for the hit TV show “Scrubs” and many others, has been charged with sexual assault The five women he lured to photo sessions and possibly more victims, Los Angeles County prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Weinberg, 62, was arrested on Tuesday, nearly a week after he was charged with 18 counts including rape, oral intercourse, forced sexual penetration, forced sexual restraint, abandonment fake prisoners due to the use of violence, assault with force has the potential to cause major crimes. bodily injury and attempted rape with a foreign object, according to the district attorney’s office.

He was released that day on a $5 million bond. His arrangement was scheduled for October 25.

An email sent to a Weinberg agent seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Weinberg has been charged for the alleged attacks between 2014 and 2019, but investigators say they believe there may have been other victims of the attacks from the 1990s, the District Attorney said. George Gascón said at a press conference.

He urged them to move on.

“The defendant relied on Hollywood Gascon said. “Power and influence can corrupt some people to hurt others, which often leads to lifelong trauma for those who are victims.”

LAPD Detective Ryan Lamar said investigators were looking into information received from a tip line regarding other possible attacks by Weinberg.

Weinberg had been investigated by police several times before, but the DA’s office did not file charges because of a lack of evidence, Gascón said.

Weinberg was a co-executive producer for nearly 100 episodes of NBC Hospital’s “Scrubs” from 2000 to 2006 and also wrote nearly a dozen episodes, according to the IMDB website.

He was also an executive producer for “Californication” in 2007 and has produced and written lyrics for other shows, including “Anger Management,” “Men at Work,” “Veronica’s Closet,” and “Polimental Incorrect with.” Bill Maher”.

In 2020, documents filed in Weinberg’s divorce and custody proceedings include allegations by three women that he sexually assaulted them during photo sessions, Los Angeles Times reported.

A woman alleged that she met Weinberg at a coffee shop in North Hollywood in 2014 when she was 22 years old and that he convinced her to go to a photo shoot at his home, where she took off her underwear. The woman alleges that while being photographed, Weinberg grabbed her, forced oral sex on her, strangled her and then raped her, according to documents cited by the Times.

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