A television writer and producer who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women and claims he lured them to his Los Feliz home for photo shoots has been released on bail on Wednesday after being arrested on a string of sexual charges.
Eric Weinberg — whose credits include “Scrubs,” “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “Californication” and “American Dad” — was arrested Tuesday by Los Angeles police, according to prison records.
Weinberg, 62, was booked and his bail was set at $5 million, and he was released on bail late Tuesday night.
Court records show that on Sept. 28, Weinberg was charged with 18 felonies, including rape, sexual assault, assault, oral copulation, false imprisonment, and forced penetration by a foreign object. District attorney George Gascón was set to discuss the charges at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
Weinberg was initially arrested in July at his home on the 1900 block of Edgemont Street. At the time, police said he was suspected of “sexual assaults, including rape” that occurred between 2012 and 2019. LAPD investigators said Weinberg “appeared to have assaulted women in supermarkets, coffee shops and other public places” and invited them to attend. him at home for photo shoots, where the alleged sexual assaults took place.
After that arrest, he was released on $3.2 million bail.