Seems to be like Eric Weinberg will probably be buying and selling in his scrubs for an orange jumpsuit. The chief producer and author for hit TV present ‘Scrubs’ has been charged with 18 counts of sexual assault for allegedly luring girls to picture shoots earlier than participating in non-consensual sexual acts.
In accordance with NPR, Weinberg was arrested Tuesday on felony counts together with rape, oral copulation, forcible sexual penetration, sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment by use of violence, assault via drive prone to trigger nice bodily damage and tried forcible penetration with a overseas object, the Los Angeles DA’s workplace studies.
District Legal professional George Gascón revealed that Weinberg allegedly assaulted 5 girls between 2014 and 2019, however investigators reportedly imagine there could also be different victims relationship again to the Nineties. Gascón spoke on the crimes at a information convention.
The defendant relied on his Hollywood credentials to lure younger girls for picture shoots the place he allegedly sexually assaulted them. Energy and affect can corrupt some to harm others that always results in a lifetime of trauma for individuals who are victimized.”
Weinberg allegedly walked as much as two girls in 2014, claiming he was a photographer. The ladies agrred to go to his house, the place he allegedly sexually assaulted them. Simply three years later, Weinberg reportedly “used the identical ruse to deliver a younger girl again to his home the place he allegedly sexually assaulted her.” The D.A. alleged he “is also accused of sexually assaulting two girls in separate incidents in 2018 and 2019.”
Civil rights legal professional Micha Star Liberty, who’s representing a number of victims of Weinberg, spoke out about their resilience in an announcement to PEOPLE.
I’ve the consideration of representing a bunch of sturdy, proficient, fearless girls who’ve suffered huge trauma by the hands of a wealthy and highly effective perpetrator. Their collective seek for justice and accountability begins with the alleged actions of Eric Weinberg, however won’t be full till his enablers and people [who] coated up his abuse are held accountable as effectively.”
Weinberg was launched from custody on Tuesday on $5 million bond. His arraignment has been scheduled for October twenty fifth.