Former “Scrubs” executive producer Eric Weinberg was denied bail Tuesday as he pleaded not guilty to rape and multiple other sexual assault charges during his arraignment in a Los Angeles courtroom. .

Mr. Weinberg, who was previously out on $5 million bail, was taken into custody after he posed a “danger to the community,” L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Marlene Martinez told the court. According to The Hollywood Reporter

“He approaches any young woman and uses his position as a writer and producer to manipulate those women,” Ms. Martinez continued.

His defense attorney argued for detention, but the judge sided with the prosecution.

Mr Weinberg was arrested in July, accused of luring five women into photo shoots between 2014 and 2019. According to District Attorney’s Office

He faces a total of 18 charges, including multiple counts of sexual penetration by force, oral sex, forced rape, and sexual battery by restraint. He also faces charges of forcible bodily harm, attempted sexual penetration by force and false imprisonment by torture.

According to the district attorney’s office, the former producer publicly approached two women in 2014 and told them he was a photographer. He eventually met the victims at their homes, where he was accused of sexually assaulting them.

Prosecutors said Mr Weinberg used the same tactic in 2017, and was then accused of sexually assaulting a woman. He is also accused of sexually assaulting two different women in 2018 and 2019.

Since his arrest over the summer, “dozens of additional potential victims have contacted law enforcement,” the district attorney said.

Mr. Weinberg was co-executive producer of nearly 100 episodes of the hospital sitcom “Scrubs” from 2000 to 2006 and also wrote about a dozen episodes. According to Database IMDB.

He is also credited as co-executive producer of “Californication” in 2007, and has produced and writing credits on other shows such as “Anger Management” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.”

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