TV producer Eric Weinberg charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual battery – IOTW Report

TV producer Eric Weinberg charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual battery

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Eric Weinberg, a veteran television producer and writer who worked on shows including Scrubs and Californication, has been arrested and charged with 18 counts including rape, sexual battery and false imprisonment by violence.

The 61-year-old was initially arrested at his Los Angeles home in July and released on $3.2m bond. On Tuesday, he was arrested again and later released on $5m bond.

“The defendant relied on his Hollywood credentials to lure young women for photo shoots where he allegedly sexually assaulted them,” LA district attorney George Gascón said at a press conference on Wednesday. “Power and influence can corrupt some to hurt others that often leads to a lifetime of trauma for those who are victimised.”

The 18 charges against Weinberg relate to a series of sexual assaults that police allege occurred between 2014 and 2019. On Wednesday, prosecutors said “dozens” of women had come forward since news of Weinberg’s arrest in July first broke, when he was charged with more counts of sexual assault, dating back to 2012.

In the indictment, police allege Weinberg singled out women in their 20s and 30s “in grocery stores, coffee shops and other public places” and would attempt to convince them to participate in a photo shoot. If the women agreed, police said he then allegedly assaulted them during photo shoots organised in his home. more


5 Comments on TV producer Eric Weinberg charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual battery

  1. I guess there’s plenty of stupid women willing to be taken advantage of, just because the guy told them they could make $$$$ in Follywood. I dunno, he’s out on bail, money talks. Maybe he’ll Epstein himself, it would be the least expensive way to deal with this. I always look for the easy way out for people like him.

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  2. This is why you should always secretly video any sexual encounter.
    Just in case you need to prove it was consensual.
    That’s my story and I’m sticken to it.

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  3. It’s finally the 21st century! When not tipping prostitutes enough, is a felony.

    We’ve come a long way. But still have so far to go.

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