Former “Scrubs” producer Eric Weinberg was jailed Tuesday after bail was revoked in his intercourse crimes case that features greater than a dozen costs towards him.
Weinberg, 62, was beforehand free on $5 million bail after he was arrested earlier this month on 18 felony counts in connection to the alleged sexual assault of 5 girls within the Los Angeles space.
He pleaded not responsible to the fees Tuesday and Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom Choose Victoria B. Wilson sided with prosecutors once they known as Weinberg a possible hazard to society. The decide remanded him till his subsequent courtroom date on Nov. 15.
Weinberg fell to a wood bench behind him as Wilson mentioned “the defendant has engaged in a sample of violence in direction of girls for over six years,” based on the Hollywood Reporter.
The outlet reported Deputy District Legal professional Marlene Martinez mentioned in a courtroom he goes as much as any younger girls “and makes use of his standing as a writer-producer to govern these girls.”
Prosecutors have mentioned he lured the alleged victims to his dwelling beneath the guise of photograph shoots earlier than allegedly assaulting them.
Hollywood producer Eric Weinberg, center, is taken into custody, at his arraignment in Superior Courtroom on Tuesday.AP
The crimes that he’s charged with span from 2014 to 2019, although investigators mentioned there might be different assault victims relationship again to the Nineties, Los Angeles County District Legal professional George Gascon mentioned earlier this month at a information convention.
In the course of the arraignment Tuesday, protection lawyer Philip Cohen proposed permitting his shopper free on bail, however with out entry to social media and prohibition on speaking to girls he doesn’t know and from going sure locations, based on Hollywood Reporter.
He even prompt dwelling arrest, however Choose Wilson shot again the “offenses occurred within the security and privateness of his dwelling,” the outlet reported.
Weinberg co-executive produced nearly 100 “Scrubs” episodes and wrote almost a dozen episodes of the comedy-drama, based on his IMDb profile.
He additionally labored on the present “Californication” as a co-executive producer and had varied involvement in exhibits like “Anger Administration” and “Politically Incorrect with Invoice Maher.”
Paperwork filed in Weinberg’s divorce and youngster custody proceedings alleged that he sexually assaulted three girls throughout photograph shoots, the Los Angeles Instances reported.
One lady mentioned she met Weinberg at a espresso store in 2014 when she was 22 and went again to his place for a photograph shoot the place she stripped to her underwear earlier than he started the photograph shoot. However through the shoot, he sexually assaulted her, together with rape, the paperwork obtained by the LA Instances alleged.
He was initially arrested in July and freed on a $3.5 million bond earlier than he was arrested once more on extra expansive costs in early October, based on the Los Angeles Instances.
He presently faces costs together with rape, oral copulation, forcible sexual penetration, sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment by use of violence, assault by the use of drive more likely to trigger nice bodily harm, and tried forcible penetration with a overseas object, the district lawyer’s workplace mentioned.
With Submit wires