Disgraced TV producer Eric Weinberg will stand trial over multiple allegations of sexual assault, a Los Angeles County judge ruled Tuesday as per Variety and the NYT.

The judge came to the decision after days of testimony from Weinberg’s alleged victims, who said they feared for their lives during the alleged assaults that occurred between 2014 and 2019.

Weinberg — who allegedly presented himself as a photographer — is accused of luring women that he’d met in public and on dating apps/modeling websites to his Los Feliz home to sexually assault them. 

He is charged with 28 counts of rape and sexual battery. It was originally 32 counts but four were dropped — one for insufficient evidence and three due to expired statute of limitations.

Weinberg has pleaded not guilty and will be arraigned in June. If convicted, he faces more than 100 years in prison.

Disgraced TV producer Eric Weinberg will stand trial over multiple allegations of sexual assault, a Los Angeles County judge ruled Tuesday as per Variety and the NYT; seen in October 2022

Weinberg, one of the most prominent producers in the TV sector, produced several television shows over the course of his career, including Scrubs and American Dad.

Thus, his first arrest in July 2022 sent shockwaves throughout the industry, as the LA District Attorney’s office revealed some of the accusations leveled against him.

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In 2014, the office said, Weinberg told two separate women that he was a photographer, invited them to his home, and sexually assaulted them.

The District Attorney said that in 2017, Weinberg repeated the ruse on another woman. He was also accused of sexually assaulting two women in separate incidents in 2018 and 2019, according to the office’s criminal complaint.

Detectives at the time added that additional unidentified victims were also likely, and that the producer’s illicit behavior could go as far back as the early 1990s.

Weinberg’s bail was subsequently set at an eye-watering $3.5million, which he promptly paid and was allowed back on the street – during which time the DA’s office continued to build its case against the once respected TV writer.

The DA’s office further revealed in a release that prior to that arrest, Weinberg had twice been ‘investigated by the LAPD on suspicion of sexual assault, booking records and statements from the LAPD show.’ At least one woman warned about the producer’s alleged predatory behavior in a Facebook group.

Officials at the time urged anyone with relevant information to their case come forward – to which dozens of possible victims reportedly complied, with each incident reviewed for potential charging.

Roughly three months later in October 2022, Weinberg was again arrested – roughly a week after District Attorney George Gascón announced 18 charges against him — though he will now face 28 counts.

His alleged crimes included 18 felony counts of rape, oral copulation, forcible sexual penetration, sexual battery by restraint, false imprisonment by use of violence, and attempted forcible penetration with a foreign object. 

Notoriously soft on crime, Gascón at the time remarked on how the producer’s reign of terror went unchecked for likely more than a decade, and lamented at how Weinberg could use the vast fortune he amassed during that time to stay on the streets as officials gather evidence for trial.

Weinberg, at the time, posted a $5million bond and was again released, but was eventually denied bail during a court appearance later in the month – and remained incarcerated until Wednesday’s proceedings.

Weinberg — who allegedly presented himself as a photographer — is accused of luring women that he’d met in public and on dating apps/modeling websites to his Los Feliz home to sexually assault them; Weinberg’s July 2022 mugshot

The judge came to the decision after days of testimony from Weinberg’s alleged victims, who said they feared for their lives during the alleged assaults that occurred between 2014 and 2019; Weinberg seen in October 2022

Weinberg, one of the most prominent producers in the TV sector, produced several television shows over the course of his career, including Scrubs and American Dad

‘In this particular case, we have a man who believed that he could do great harm and yet remain untouchable, and he did for many years,’ Gascón said, adding, ‘As we anticipated, he used his incredible wealth to bail out.’

The DA added how Weinberg was previously investigated several times by the city’s police department, but that his office lacked the necessary evidence to go through with a case.

But after receiving dozens of tips on a hotline created to aid the case, prosecutors finally achieved the means to pursue the case, bolstered by harrowing accounts offered by the five unnamed women.

One of those victims was a 22-year-old he met in a coffee shop in 2014. She said he lured her back to his home then forced her to perform oral sex on him, pinning her down and choking her ‘so hard that I thought I was going to pass out.’

The woman further alleged that while taking photos, Weinberg grabbed her, forced to perform oral sex, choked her and then raped her, according to court documents filed by Gascon’s office.

Court records showed that three other of Weinberg’s accusers testified against him during the producer’s 2020 divorce.

An LAPD spokesperson described how Weinberg would target women in public places before engaging in his predatory practices.

‘Weinberg was a Hollywood producer/writer and appears to have targeted women in grocery stores, coffee shops, and other public places,’ the department said.

He ‘would approach the women who were in their 20-30s, under the guise of being a photographer and would set up photo shoots with them.

‘Once the women were in his residence, he would sexually assault them during the photo shoot.’

He is charged with 28 counts of rape and sexual battery. It was originally 32 counts but four were dropped — one for insufficient evidence and three due to expired statute of limitations

Weinberg has pleaded not guilty and will be arraigned in June. If convicted, he faces more than 100 years in prison; seen in court in October 2022

He was first arrested in July 2022 and named a ‘serial sexual assault suspect’ in connection to allegations made between 2012 and 2019

Weinberg (not pictured) served as co-executive producer on nearly 100 episodes of Scrubs between 2000 and 2006. He was nominated for five Emmy awards – two for his work on ‘Scrubs’

Deputy District Attorney Marlene Martinez, as per the LA Times, called Weinberg ‘a danger to all females’ during an October 2022 court proceeding.

‘He goes up to any young woman and uses his status as a writer-producer to lure them in. He is a danger to all females,’ she said.

He served as co-executive producer on nearly 100 episodes of Scrubs between 2000 and 2006. He also producing and writing credits on several other hit shows, including ‘Anger Management,’ ‘Men at Work,’ and ‘Veronica’s Closet.’

He was nominated for five Emmy awards – two for his work on ‘Scrubs,’ three as part of Bill Maher’s old ABC talk show ‘Politically Incorrect,’ – 

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