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Eric Weinberg charged with 18 sexual assault offences

Eric Weinberg, who was an executive producer and writer on hit US comedy series Scrubs, has been charged with 18 counts of sexual assault, according to BBC.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney said Mr Weinberg “relied on his Hollywood credentials to lure young women for photo shoots where he allegedly sexually assaulted them”.

The alleged incidents, dated between 2014 and 2019, involved five women.

His lawyer has previously called the accusations a “blatant smear campaign”.

Set in a hospital, Scrubs ran on TV from 2001 to 2010 and won two primetime Emmy Awards. It starred Zach Braff, Donald Faison and Sarah Chalke.

Mr Weinberg’s other TV work includes the US series Californication and Anger Management.

The 62-year-old was arrested in July and has since been re-arrested and released from police custody after posting a $5 million bond.

Writing by Omotola Oguneye; Editing by Tony Okerafor