‘Scrubs’ producer Eric Weinberg faces sexual-assault suits

Two women filed sexual assault lawsuits against Eric Weinberg in Los Angeles on Monday, less than three weeks after the producer of “Scrubs” pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of sexual assault.

In their respective lawsuits, both women are seeking unspecified common and punitive damages for sexual assault, sexual assault, gender-based violence, assault, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. One of the accusers – identified as CD in her lawsuit – is also seeking damages for sexual harassment.

CD alleges in her filing that Weinberg lured her to his Los Feliz home and sexually assaulted her in February 2019 after booking her for a photoshoot and offering to help her launch a modeling career.

The lawsuit alleges Weinberg touched CD’s breasts, “demanded sexual poses, forced his fingers up her anus, performed oral sex on her,” and ordered her to perform oral sex on him. The complaint describes CD as “a neurodivergent young woman who was diagnosed with ADHD, leaving her less attuned to social cues and particularly vulnerable to a sexual predator like Weinberg.”

After the alleged attack, Weinberg reportedly prevented CD from leaving his home until she vowed not to tell police he raped her.

In a separate complaint, a plaintiff identified as AB accuses Weinberg of luring her into his home and sexually assaulting her in December 2019 after meeting her while posing as a younger man on a dating app. The lawsuit alleges that “Weinberg forced AB to perform oral sex, forced her to lick his anus while he physically held her, and violently penetrated her.”

Weinberg — a Hollywood exec known for his work on TV shows like Scrubs, California and Anger Management — was arrested in July on “multiple sexual assaults, including rape,” according to police. He was arrested again last month and charged with 18 felonies of rape, forced oral copulation, sexual molestation, false imprisonment, assault and foreign object sexual penetration.

On October 25, Weinberg was remanded in custody after an LA judge revoked his $5 million bail and branded him a potential danger to society. Prior to the arrests, several women accused Weinberg over a seven-year period of luring them to their homes – often under the guise of a photo shoot – before holding them and sexually abusing them, police interviews and records show.

A Weinberg representative did not immediately respond to the Times request for comment on Tuesday.

Times editors Anousha Sakoui and Richard Winton contributed to this report.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-11-08/eric-weinberg-rape-lawsuits-sexual-assault-scrubs ‘Scrubs’ producer Eric Weinberg faces sexual-assault suits

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