Eric Weinberg, Producer of “Scrubs” Was Arrested in Los Angeles on Charges of Sexually Abusing Five Women

On Wednesday, prosecutors in Los Angeles County said that Eric Weinberg, an executive producer, and writer for “Scrubs” and many other shows, has been accused of sexually abusing five women he enticed to photo sessions. There may be many more victims.

The district attorney’s office says they have 18 felony counts against Weinberg, 62, including rape, oral copulation, forcible sexual penetration, sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment by use of violence, assault using force likely to cause significant bodily injury, and attempted forcible penetration with a foreign object. He was arrested on Tuesday.

On that day, he was given bail for $5 million. On October 25th, he would be formally charged with his crimes.

When Weinberg’s representative was contacted for comment, they didn’t get back to us immediately.

According to District Attorney George Gascón, during a press briefing, Weinberg was charged for alleged incidents between 2014 and 2019. Still, detectives suspect there may be more victims of assaults dating back to the 1990s. They were encouraged to advance by his words.

According to Gascón, “the defendant used his Hollywood connections to recruit young ladies for picture assignments where he allegedly sexually attacked them.” For the victims, the effects of abuse can last a lifetime. “Power and influence can corrupt individuals to injure others.”

Producer of Scrubs Was Arrested in Los Angeles

LAPD Det. Ryan Lamar stated that tips regarding probable other attacks by Weinberg were being investigated.

Police had looked into Weinberg before, but Gascón claims the district attorney’s office declined to press charges due to a lack of evidence.

According to the IMDB, Weinberg co-executive produced and wrote for over a dozen episodes of the NBC hospital comedy “Scrubs” between 2000 and 2006.

Other series he worked on as a producer or writer include “Anger Management,” “Men at Work,” “Veronica’s Closet,” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” all of which aired in 2007.

The Los Angeles Times revealed in 2020 that Weinberg’s divorce and child custody filings included claims by three women that he sexually abused them during picture assignments.

In 2014, a 22-year-old woman claimed she met Weinberg at a coffee shop in North Hollywood and agreed to participate in a picture session at his house, where she was allegedly required to remove all her clothing but her underpants. According to records reported by the Times, the lady said that while shooting photographs, Weinberg seized her, forced her to perform oral sex, suffocated her, and then raped her.

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