Two women have filed the first civil lawsuits accusing Scrubs and Californication writer-producer Eric Weinberg of sexually assaulting them in 2019. The women, called A.B. and C.D. in the lawsuits to protect their privacy, each accuse Weinberg of forcing them to perform sexual acts against their will and fearing for their safety. In recent months, several women have publicly described being assaulted by Weinberg, and the Hollywood Reporter described Weinberg’s “alleged pattern of sexual assault with some claims dating back decades.” Sexual assault attorneys at Liberty Law and Gibbs Law Group are reviewing potential legal claims on behalf of additional women who were assaulted by Eric Weinberg.
According to the civil lawsuits, Weinberg was calculating in gaining victims’ trust, often mentioning his Hollywood credentials or his kids to make women comfortable meeting him at his home, but in the privacy of his home he would turn angry or violent. The women’s lawsuits charge Weinberg with sexual assault, sexual battery, and gender violence, among other legal claims.
According to A.B.’s lawsuit, after initially meeting Weinberg on a dating app and finding him to be courteous and respectful, she accepted his invitation to have a glass of wine at his home, where he went on to expose himself and then pinned her down to forcibly assault her during their first encounter. C.D.’s lawsuit accuses Weinberg of first approaching her and introducing himself as an executive producer of Scrubs, and then encouraging her to meet under the guise of a photo shoot before forcibly assaulting her in his home, including in his daughter’s bedroom. Together, their stories resemble dozens of others who’ve accused Weinberg of forced sex and violence, according to several media reports.
“Eric Weinberg is a calculated, serial predator who targeted these women, and caused them immense trauma, mental anguish and physical harm,” says Micha Star Liberty, lead attorney representing the women. “Weinberg must be held accountable to these women for his horrifying actions.”
Weinberg is currently in police custody facing 18 felony counts related to sexual crimes. According to news reports, many women have described predatory encounters with Weinberg as far back as 2000. In denying him bail, Judge Victoria B. Wilson said Weinberg “has engaged in a pattern of violence for over six years” and is “predatory.”
Women who believe they may have been victimized by Eric Weinberg and wish to learn more about their legal rights related to the Eric Weinberg Sexual Assault Lawsuits may contact our team by text message or phone call at (510) 907-4443. Our trauma-informed sexual assault attorneys pride themselves on being there for our clients at every stage, from intake through verdict or settlement.
About Liberty Law
Micha Star Liberty, managing partner of Liberty Law, is a nationally recognized trial attorney dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured or abused, including survivors of sexual abuse. With more than twenty years of experience, Micha has been widely recognized for her achievements, receiving numerous awards including Top 100 Women Lawyers in California, Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, and Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California. In 2018, Micha was honored with the Woman Advocate of the Year award for her work on legislation and prosecuting numerous cases in support of the #MeToo movement. In 2015, the Consumer Attorneys of California recognized Micha as Street Fighter of the Year for holding the Contra Costa County School District accountable in a child sexual abuse case.
About Gibbs Law Group
Gibbs Law Group’s award-winning attorneys represent survivors across the country. Our team is committed to empowering sexual assault survivors to regain control, achieve justice and begin to heal. We have the resources, experience, and skill to fight for survivors of sexual assault. Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their work, including “Top Women Lawyers in California,” “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Top Boutique Law Firm in California,” “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Class Action Practice Group of the Year.”