Eric Weinberg, the writer and producer of Scrubs, has been charged with 18 sexual assaults, glamsquad reports.
Eric Weinberg, the hit US comedy series Scrubs’ executive producer and writer, has been charged with 18 counts of sexual assault.
On Thursday, October 6, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced that Weinberg “relied on his Hollywood credentials to lure young women for photo shoots where he allegedly sexually assaulted them.”
Weinberg, 62, was arrested in July and later re-arrested before being released from police custody after posting a $5 million (£4.4 million) bond.
Six counts of sexual penetration by force and three counts of forcible rape are filed against him.
Weinberg was accused of committing his alleged assaults, sometimes in his own home, in 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
The LAPD is still investigating the case and has urged any additional victims or anyone with information to contact detectives.
LA District Attorney George Gascon stated that his office was available to provide victims with “the guidance and support they require on the road to recovery.”
“Power and influence can corrupt some to hurt others, which often leads to a lifetime of trauma for those who are victimized,” Gascon added.
Weinberg is scheduled to appear in court in Los Angeles on October 25.
Weinberg’s attorney, Robin Sax, previously denied all wrongdoing during an unrelated child custody case, calling the women’s claims a “blatant smear campaign” with “unconscionable and unsubstantiated allegations” designed to portray Mr Weinberg in the “most horrifying light.”
Scrubs, a popular television series that aired from 2001 to 2010, won two primetime Emmy Awards. Weinberg’s other television credits include the US shows Californication and Anger Management.