Eric Weinberg, the TV producer and “Scrubs” writer accused of sexual assaults by dozens of women across multiple decades, was arrested for a second time at his Los Feliz home – and like the first time, was able to go free on bail.
Weinberg was released on $5 million bond posted for 18 counts of sexual assault, according to booking records from the Tuesday arrest. Weinberg was previously arrested July 14 for 20 sexual assault counts, and went free on $3.2 million bond after a few nights in jail.
He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 25 for arraignment.
The 18 counts were brought by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the bail was new separate or remanded for a higher amount. Karen Silver, Weinberg’s divorce lawyer who previously denied wrongdoing on his behalf, was not available for comment Tuesday. Forms seeking clarity from the LAPD and district attorney’s office were in process.
Investigators say Weinberg leveraged his extensive Hollywood resume, which included writing and producing stints on shows including “Scrubs” and “Californication,” to lure young women to his Los Feliz house under the pretense of a photo shoot. Once there, he would begin to make unwanted advances up to and including forcible rape – a pattern reported by several women, including some who were underage, before police finally became engaged.
Weinberg’s wife, who has filed for divorce, was instrumental in drawing investigators’ attention to her husband’s patterns of behavior with young women, some of whom contacted her directly after their experiences with Weinberg. She reported in the late 2000s finding several nude pictures and sheets of paper in her husband’s golf bag with the handwritten names, numbers and locations of hundreds of women.