Producer of Scrubs is refused bail and enters a not guilty plea to five counts of sexual assault

Producer of Scrubs is refused bail and enters a not guilty plea to five counts of sexual assault

Eric Weinberg, executive producer of the popular television series ‘Scrubs,’ was refused bail Tuesday after pleading not guilty to sexually abusing five women he allegedly enticed to photo shoots.

According to the district attorney’s office, Weinberg was arrested earlier this month on 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.

Weinberg pleaded not guilty pleas on Tuesday during his arraignment, and his attorneys argued for his release until his next court appearance.

Prosecutors described Weinberg as a possible threat to society.

Judge Victoria B. Wilson of the Superior Court concurred and refused Weinberg bail, ordering he be detained in custody until his November 15 court date.

District Attorney George Gascón stated at a news conference on October 6 that investigators believe there may be additional victims of assaults dating back to the 1990s. Weinberg, 62, has been charged for alleged attacks between 2014 and 2019, but investigators believe there may be victims dating back to the 1990s.

He has demanded that the victims come forward.

A human rights attorney representing some of the accusers, Micha Star Liberty, expressed gratitude for the district attorney’s efforts to promote accountability.

She stated, “The enormous number of victims and the awful effects perpetrated on these women will not go unaddressed.”

We will not rest until justice prevails.

This month, LAPD Detective Ryan Lamar stated that police were examining information received from a tip line suggesting Weinberg’s probable involvement in more assaults.

According to the IMDB website, Weinberg was co-executive producer on roughly 100 episodes of the NBC hospital comedy ‘Scrubs’ between 2000 and 2006 and also penned nearly a dozen episodes.

In 2007, he also served as co-executive producer for ‘Californication’ and has producing and writing credits for ‘Anger Management,’ ‘Men at Work,’ ‘Veronica’s Closet,’ and ‘Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher’

Los Angeles Times reported in 2020 that paperwork filed in Weinberg’s divorce and child custody hearings included allegations by three women that he sexually assaulted them during photo assignments.

One lady said that she met Weinberg in a North Hollywood coffee shop in 2014, when she was 22 years old, and that he persuaded her to attend a picture shoot at his home in which she wore only her underwear.

The lady stated that Weinberg seized her while she was snapping photographs, forced her to perform oral sex, suffocated her, and then raped her, according to records quoted by the Times.

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