Eric Weinberg was the executive producer of “Scrubs” and was denied bail Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting five women, which prosecutors claimed he lured to photo shoots.
Weinberg was charged with 18 felonies, including rape and oral copulation, forcible sex penetration, sexual battery with restraint, false imprisonment with violence, assault by force likely to cause great bodily harm, and attempted forcible penetration using a foreign object. According to the district attorney’s office, Weinberg was arrested earlier in the month.
Weinberg did not plead guilty during Tuesday’s arraignment and his lawyers argued for Weinberg’s release pending his next court appearance.
Weinberg was deemed a danger to society by the prosecution. Superior Court Judge Victoria B. Wilson denied bail and ordered Weinberg to be held in custody until Nov. 15.
Weinberg, 62 has been charged with alleged attacks on the victim between 2014 and 2019. However, investigators stated that they believe there may have been other victims of assaults back in the 1990s. He urged victims to come forward.
Ryan Lamar, LAPD Detective, stated this month that investigators are looking into tips from a tip line regarding possible other Weinberg assaults.
Weinberg, who was co-executive producer on almost 100 episodes of the NBC hospital dramedy “Scrubs,” between 2000 and 2006, also wrote close to a dozen episodes according to the IMDB site.
He was also co-executive producer for “Californication,” in 2007. He had writing and producing credits on “Anger Management,” Men at Work,” “Veronica’s Closet,” and “Politically Correct with Bill Maher.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Weinberg was accused of sexually assaulting three women during photo shoots in 2020.
One woman claimed that Weinberg met her at a North Hollywood coffee shop in 2014. She was 22, and he persuaded her to go to a photo shoot at his house where she was stripped of her underwear. According to the Times, documents show that Weinberg grabbed the woman while she was taking photos. He then forced her to have oral sex and choked her.