Eric Weinberg, executive producer of the hit TV show “Scrubs,” was denied bail on Tuesday after pleading not guilty to sexually abusing five women who, prosecutors say, had been lured to photo shoots.
Weinberg was arrested earlier this month after being charged with 18 felonies, including rape, oral copulation, forced sexual penetration, sexual battery by force, false confinement by use of force, assault with possible grievous bodily harm, and attempted forced penetration with a stranger. object, the prosecutor said.
Weinberg pleaded Tuesday during the arraignment and his lawyers pleaded for his release pending the next trial.
Prosecutors called Weinberg a potential danger to society.
Supreme Court Justice Victoria B. Wilson agreed and declined bail while ordering that Weinberg be held in custody until he returned to court on Nov. 15.
Eric Weinberg was initially arrested and held on $5 million bail as he faces charges of sexual assault and assault for raping at least eight women
The former Hollywood television producer, right, looks up after being denied bail at his arraignment
His charges include rape, oral copulation, forced sexual penetration, sexual battery by coercion, false imprisonment using force, assault with possible grievous bodily harm, and attempted forced penetration with a foreign object.
Prosecutors called Weinberg a potential danger to society. Supreme Court Justice Victoria B. Wilson agreed and refused bail while ordering that Weinberg be kept in custody until he returned to court on Nov. 15
Weinberg, 62, has been charged with alleged assaults between 2014 and 2019, but investigators said they believe there may be other victims of attacks dating back to the 1990s, prosecutor George Gascón said at a news conference on Oct. 6.
He called on the victims to come forward.
Micha Star Liberty, a civil rights attorney representing some of the plaintiffs, said she is “grateful that the prosecutor has acted to advance accountability.”
“The significant number of victims and the horrific impact these women have suffered will not be undone,” she said.
“We will not rest until there is justice.”
LAPD Detective Ryan Lamar said this month that investigators were investigating information they had received from a tip line regarding other possible attacks by Weinberg.
Pictured: ‘Scrubs.’ Weinberg co-executed nearly 100 episodes of the NBC hospital drama between 2000 and 2006, and also wrote nearly a dozen episodes.
Weinberg worked as a co-executive producer for “Californication” in 2007 and produced and wrote credits for other shows
Weinberg co-executed nearly 100 episodes of the NBC hospital drama “Scrubs” between 2000 and 2006, and also wrote nearly a dozen episodes, according to the IMDB website.
He was also co-executive producer on ‘Californication’ in 2007 and produced and wrote credits for other shows, including ‘Anger Management’, ‘Men at Work’, ‘Veronica’s Closet’ and ‘Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher’.
In 2020, documents filed in Weinberg’s divorce and child custody lawsuits include allegations by three women that he sexually assaulted them during photo shoots, the Los Angeles Times reported.
A woman claimed she met Weinberg in 2014 at a North Hollywood coffee shop when she was 22 and he convinced her to come to a photo shoot at his home where she stripped down to her underwear.
The woman claimed that Weinberg grabbed her while taking photos, forced her to perform oral sex, strangled her and then raped her, according to documents cited by the Times.
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