“Scrubs” executive producer Eric Weinberg pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault charges on his appearance Tuesday and was denied bail.
Weinberg was accused of 18 felony countsAccording to the district attorney’s office, rape, oral sex, forced sexual penetration, sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment by use of violence, assault through force likely to cause major bodily injury, and coercion with a foreign object Involves attempting to login. ,
62-year-old producer appears before judge Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Where his lawyers argued for his release before his next court appearance, which is scheduled for November 15.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Fox News Digital.
Superior Court Judge Victoria B. Wilson agreed with prosecutors who called Weinberg a potential threat to society.
He was arrested earlier this month for alleged attacks between 2014-19. Weinberg was released on $5 million bail at the time.
Investigators believe there may be more victims in their 90s.
During an October 6 news conference, District Attorney George Gascon Appealed to the victims to come forward.
Weinberg served as co-executive producer on approximately 100 episodes of the NBC hospital comedy between 2000–06, and also wrote about a dozen episodes, according to IMDb.
He also had credits on “Californication” with David Duchovny, “Anger Management” with Charlie Sheen, “Veronica Closet” with Kirsty Alley and “Men at Work”. Danny Masterson,
“Weinberg relied on his Hollywood credentials to lure young women to photo shoots where he allegedly sexually assaulted them,” Gascon said in a release through the district attorney’s office at the time of Weinberg’s arrest.
“Power and influence can corrupt some people to hurt others which is often the trauma of a lifetime for those who suffer.”
In 2020, documents filed at Weinberg Divorce and child custody Three women in the proceedings alleged that he sexually assaulted them during a photo shoot, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Weinberg had been investigated several times before by police, but the district attorney’s office did not file charges for lack of evidence, Gascon said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.