Eric Weinberg, ‘Scrubs’ producer, charged with with a number of counts of sexual assault, DA publicizes
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A Hollywood TV producer was charged with a number of counts of sexual assault, together with rape, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón introduced Wednesday.
Eric Weinberg, a producer and author whose credit embrace “Scrubs,” “Californication,” and “Veronica’s Closet,” faces 18 prices involving 5 girls between 2014 and 2019, based on the grievance, obtained by USA Prime Time.
“The defendant relied on his place of affect to lure younger girls for photograph shoots the place he allegedly sexually assaulted them,” mentioned Gascón in a press convention Wednesday. “We will maintain anybody who commits such acts accountable it doesn’t matter what your job is, your wealth, or your privilege,” he promised.
According to the District Attorney, in 2014 Weinberg instructed two separate girls that he was a photographer, invited them to his dwelling, and sexually assaulted them. The District Attorney mentioned that in 2017, Weinberg repeated this ruse on one other girl. He can also be accused of sexually assaulting two girls in separate incidents in 2018 and 2019, based on the grievance.
Weinberg faces six counts of sexual penetration by use of drive, 4 counts of oral copulation, three counts of forcible rape, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one rely every of assault by the use of drive prone to trigger nice bodily harm, tried sexual penetration by use of drive, and false imprisonment by violence, the District Attorney’s workplace mentioned.
Weinberg’s preliminary arrest in July, dozens of potential victims have contacted legislation enforcement and every incident might be reviewed for potential charging, the District Attorney’s workplace mentioned.
“In this explicit case, we’ve a person who believed that he might do nice hurt and but stay untouchable, and he did for a few years,” Gascón mentioned.
Weinberg was arrested Tuesday and posted a $5 million bond, mentioned Gascón, who had requested the decide for no bail, which was denied.
“As we anticipated, he used his unimaginable wealth to bail out,” mentioned Gascón. Weinberg might be in courtroom on October 25.
USA Prime Time is looking for remark from Weinberg’s lawyer.