As a result of “sexual assaults, including rape,” Weinberg was first arrested in July.
The former television writer and producer of “Scrubs” has been arrested again after prosecutors filed 18 charges of sexual abuse and assault.
Eric Weinberg was arrested Tuesday afternoon and later released after posting $5 million bail.
Weinberg was charged Sept. 28 with 18 criminal counts, including rape, sexual battery, assault, oral cohabitation, false imprisonment, and forcible penetration.
He is tentatively set to be arraigned Oct. 25 in downtown Los Angeles.
The alleged crimes date back to 2014, according to District Attorney George Gascón. Investigators, however, believe there are “many more” victims, and he encouraged them to come forward.
He allegedly sexually assaulted young women during photo shoots where he utilized his position of influence. “We will hold anyone who commits such acts accountable, no matter what your job is, your wealth or your privilege.”
Weinberg “believed he could do great harm and yet remain untouchable for many years,” he said.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, there were two alleged assaults on women in 2014, one in 2017, one in 2018 and one in 2019.
As a result, a judge set bail at $5 million, which Weinberg was able to post, according to Gascón.
In July, Weinberg was arrested for “sexual assaults, including rape” between 2012 and 2019.
It appears Weinberg targeted women in grocery stores, coffee shops, and other public places, inviting them to his home for photo shoots, where the alleged assaults occurred.
According to detectives, there may still be additional victims who were assaulted as far back as the early 1990s.
Among his credits are “Scrubs,” “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “Californication,” and “American Dad.”