Scrubs Producer Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges
Eric Weinberg, the long-time producer of Scrubs, has been charged with 18 counts of sexual assault.
One of the long-time executive producers that worked on Scrubs has been arrested on a staggering 18 sex crime counts that include rape, sexual battery, and false imprisonment by violence. That co-executive producer is Eric Weinberg, and his arraignment is set for October 25th.
Eric Weinberg had allegedly approached random women in public settings and explained to them that he was a photographer and lured these women to his home. While there, Weinberg allegedly sexually assaulted them. Included in the counts of these charges are six counts of sexual penetration by use of force, four counts of oral copulation, three counts of forcible rape, two counts of sexual battery by restraint, and one count each of assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, attempted sexual penetration by use of force and false imprisonment by violence.
This indictment reads that in 2014, Eric Weinberg allegedly approached two different women at two different times, staying in contact with them until he was able to lure them to his home, where he then sexually assaulted them. This same ruse was used in 2017 on another woman, then two more times in 2018 and 2019 with two different women.
Eric Weinberg had been arrested back in July but was released on a $3.225 million bond. He was then re-arrested on Tuesday but released on a $5 million bond. The details of his re-arrest have not been made public, but we find it a bit odd that he was able to be released again, especially if he had committed another horrific crime.
Between the years of 2012 to 2019, Eric Weinberg would meet women in public places like coffee shops, grocery stores, and other public places, then get the women to eventually travel to his home. He would then allegedly attempt to get these women to participate in a photoshoot, where he would eventually rape them.
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón revealed the harrowing details of these charges against Eric Weinberg during a press conference that took place in Los Angeles, California yesterday afternoon. Gascón stated that Weinberg relied on his Hollywood credentials to lure these unsuspecting women to his home, where he would sexually assault them.
Eric Weinberg served as executive producer for more than 100 episodes of Scrubs during the show’s run from 2001 to 2007 on NBC and ABC. He also recently was an executive producer for the Epix-based series, Graves, which was in 2016. Some of his other notable works are producing Men at Work, Anger Management, and Californication.
Again, we are not sure why Eric Weinberg is allowed to walk the streets after allegedly committing such heinous crimes, but we would hope that his arraignment in a few weeks is going to see the man placed in prison for a long time. These crimes cannot go unpunished despite the man clearly being able to buy his way out of sitting in a jail cell on the bonds set by the court. We hope that justice is served to the highest degree in this situation.