Hollywood Producer Arrested, Charged with 18 Counts of Sexual Assault
Meanwhile in Hollyweird…
Hollywood producer and former ‘Scrubs’ writer Eric Weinberg on Tuesday was arrested on sex assault charges.
Multiple women accused Weinberg of sexual misconduct going back decades.
Weinberg has been on law enforcement’s radar for years but the DA previously refused to bring charges.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weinberg’s sex misconduct goes back decades and also involved minors.
Weinberg would use his status as a ‘producer’ to lure wannabe starlets into his home.
“Women described how Weinberg would use photography as a pretense to get closer to them, often listing his Hollywood credits in order to establish credibility and trust. Some say Weinberg would pressure them during shoots into taking off clothing. Multiple women also described Weinberg as engaging in sexual activity without their consent, frequently photographing the acts as they took place.” – According to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Weinberg’s conduct put him on the radar of law enforcement repeatedly before his eventual arrest in July, with multiple women telling THR that they reported Weinberg for claims of sexual assault and stalking. Weinberg was arrested for the first time in 2014 after then 22-year-old Kayra Raecke alleged to LAPD that Weinberg had raped her during a photo shoot at his Los Feliz home.” THR reported.
Weinberg, 62, was freed late Tuesday night after posting $5 million bail.
Fox 11 reported:
A television writer/producer who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women who claim he lured them to his Los Feliz home for photo shoots was free on bail Wednesday following his arrest on an assortment of sex charges.
Eric Weinberg — whose credits include “Scrubs,” “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “Californication” and “American Dad” — was arrested Tuesday by Los Angeles police, according to jail records.
Weinberg, 62, was booked and had his bail set at $5 million; he was freed on bond late Tuesday night.
Court records show that Weinberg was charged Sept. 28 with 18 criminal counts, including rape, sexual battery, assault, oral copulation, false imprisonment and forcible penetration by a foreign object. District Attorney George Gascón was expected to discuss the charges during a Wednesday afternoon news conference.
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