Eric Weinberg, former producer of Scrubs and ‘Californication’ has been charged with 18 counts of sexual assault and assault.

Eric Weinberg, co-executive producer and writer on television comedy of the 2000s scrubsOn Tuesday, he was arrested again and charged with 18 counts of sexual assault and assault by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

The arrest was made days after the charges were filed – including rape, oral intercourse, sexual battery, false imprisonment, assault by causing significant bodily harm, and six counts of forced penetration by a foreign body. He was arrested Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and released after posting $5 million bail by midnight.

Prosecutor George Gascon is expected to hold a Press Conference later in the afternoon to elaborate on the charges against Weinberg, who was also a Showtime producer. Californication and FX anger control.

Weinberg was in the beginning Arrested in July on charges including rape, allegedly committed between 2012 and 2019. He was released after paying bail of $3,225,000.

(Photo: LAPD)

Eric Weinberg was arrested again on Tuesday and faces 18 counts of assault and sexual assault. (Photo: LAPD)

At the time, Los Angeles Police Department investigators said Weinberg apparently targeted women in their 20s and 30s in grocery stores, coffee shops and other public places claiming that they were photographers. He allegedly held photo sessions with them at his home where he “sexually assaulted them”. The authorities have sought to find more unidentified victims – since the early 1990s – and have urged them to come forward.

The Hollywood Reporter Talk to some of his accusers about a a story which lasted on the 1st of September. More than two dozen women have alleged a pattern of predatory behavior and misconduct that goes back decades. Some allegations, as early as 2000 when he was working scrubsIncluding allegations of improper conduct involving minors.

Several women have said that Weinberg, who received five Emmy Award nominations for his work scrubs And the Politically incorrect with Bill MaherHe used his Hollywood autobiography to establish credibility and then pressured them during filming to undress. Several women alleged non-consensual sexual activity and claimed that he frequently photographed them during it.

Weinberg previously avoided similar accusations. He was arrested in 2014 when 22-year-old Kaira Raiki alleged to the Los Angeles unit that he raped her while taking pictures at his home. Ricky claimed Weinberg strangled her with one hand and took pictures with the other. She told authorities she believed she might die during the alleged assault. The deputy attorney general at the time declined to stand trial, citing “insufficient evidence”.

In 2016, law enforcement recommended that Weinberg be charged for a different allegedly non-consensual sexual encounter with an unidentified woman. Once again, the prosecutor refused to indict because “there is no evidence that the accused used force, threats or intimidation.”

The Hollywood ReporterThe story said that Weinberg kept records of his encounters. In 2008, his wife, Hilary Bidwell, allegedly found nude photographs and papers bearing the names and numbers of hundreds of women, many of them accompanied by locations — such as a grocery store, library, and gym — where they met. He said they had been shot in the head in the past would do. They separated again after Ricky’s claim but did not officially divorce. Then in 2020, the proceedings began after she was approached by a woman claiming that Weinberg was not a good fit with her underage daughter.

This prompted Bidwell to hire a private investigation firm to see if there were other defendants. I discovered a Facebook post by artist Claire Wilson warning women about Weinberg, whom she accused of sexually assaulting her after they met on OKCupid. Other women have commented on recounting their alleged encounters with Weinberg. Since then, several defendants have banded together and hired a lawyer.

Weinberg denied the allegations, previously issuing a statement to THR Through his divorce lawyer saying it stemmed from his bitter divorce.

“As we have sadly seen these days, time and time again, a highly litigious and now serious custody dispute has led to strategically placed criminal allegations,” he said. Family Court in Angeles and the findings completely undermine the novel now being released. Although Mr. Weinberg himself is prohibited from commenting on any aspect of this lawsuit due to court orders, family law rules and in the interest of his minor children, he will continue through counsel to cooperate in all aspects of this investigation and, if necessary, will address these allegations in the forum The only one that should matter – a public courtroom.”

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