“Scrubs” producer Eric Weinberg pleads not responsible to assaulting 5 ladies
Eric Weinberg, government producer for the hit TV present “Scrubs,” was denied bail on Tuesday after pleading not responsible to sexually assaulting 5 ladies whom prosecutors mentioned he lured to picture shoots.
Weinberg was arrested earlier this month after being charged with 18 felony counts together with rape, oral copulation, forcible sexual penetration, sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment by use of violence, assault by way of power more likely to trigger nice bodily damage, and tried forcible penetration with a international object, in accordance with the district legal professional’s workplace.
Weinberg entered not responsible pleas throughout the arraignment Tuesday and his legal professionals argued for his launch pending the following courtroom look.
Prosecutors referred to as Weinberg a possible hazard to society. Superior Court Judge Victoria B. Wilson agreed and denied bail whereas ordering Weinberg held in custody till he returns to courtroom Nov. 15.
Weinberg, 62, has been charged for alleged assaults between 2014 and 2019, however investigators mentioned they imagine there could also be different victims of assaults relationship again to the Nineteen Nineties, District Attorney George Gascón mentioned at an Oct. 6 information convention. He has urged these victims to return ahead.
LAPD Detective Ryan Lamar mentioned this month that investigators had been trying into data acquired from a tip line relating to different attainable assaults by Weinberg.
Weinberg was co-executive producer on practically 100 episodes of the NBC hospital dramedy “Scrubs” between 2000 and 2006 and in addition wrote practically a dozen episodes, in accordance with the IMDB web site.
He additionally was co-executive producer for “Californication” in 2007 and had producing and writing credit on different exhibits, together with “Anger Management,” “Men at Work,” “Veronica’s Closet” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.”
In 2020, paperwork filed in Weinberg’s divorce and baby custody proceedings included allegations by three ladies that he sexually assaulted them throughout picture shoots, the Los Angeles Times reported.
One lady alleged that she met Weinberg at a North Hollywood espresso store in 2014 when she was 22 and he satisfied her to return to a photograph shoot at his dwelling the place she stripped to her underwear. The lady alleged that whereas taking pictures, Weinberg grabbed her, pressured to carry out oral intercourse, choked her after which raped her, in accordance with paperwork cited by the Times.