The Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday arrested Hollywood producer Eric Weinberg, who allegedly assaulted women spanning seven years.
Weinberg, best known as the co-executive producer of the TV show “Scrubs,” was remanded in custody at noon at his home in Los Feliz and jailed for “several sexual assaults, including rape,” police said.
The crimes ranged from 2012 to 2019, in which he attacked several women, whom he lured to his home in Edgemont Street under the guise of photo shoots, police said.
Detectives said in a new release that Weinberg “appears to have targeted women in grocery stores, coffee shops and other public places. Weinberg would address the women who were in their 20s and 30s under the guise of being a photographer and would arrange “Photoshoots with them. Once the women were at his residence, he would sexually assault them during the photo shoot.”
Detectives believe there may be additional, unidentified victims dating back to the early 1990s and are seeking to speak to them.
Representatives of Weinberg could not be reached for comment. He was detained on $ 3.225 million bail. Weinberg worked as an executive producer on 92 episodes of “Scrubs” from 2001 to 2007 and wrote some of them. He also worked as a producer on “Veronica’s Closet”, “Californication” and “Anger Management”.
Investigators have not yet formally submitted their investigation to the district attorney’s office for review, but it is expected within the next 48 hours.
LAPD asks victims or others with information to contact detectives at (323) 561-3272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org