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DA’s Justice Sue Hill declares Weinberg a danger to society

DA's Justice Sue Hill declares Weinberg a danger to society

TV producer Eric Weinberg has $5-million bail revoked after judge labels him danger to society.

Weinberg, 34, faces charges of assault and attempted murder after he allegedly punched a woman in the face at a Melbourne bar on the day he was filming his new movie.

At Sydney’s Supreme Court today, Justice Sue Hill declared Weinberg a danger to society, and ordered his bail revoked for 12 months.

Judge Hill said she did not consider Weinberg a man of good character who is unlikely to commit further offences.

“This was a one-off incident,” she said.

“In your own words, you indicated that this was not your finest hour, and you expressed remorse for what happened.

“But even so, this is a matter of significant public concern.”

Police allege Weinberg punched a woman in the face at Melbourne’s Echuca on the day he was filming his new movie. ( Supplied: Supplied )

Weinberg is accused of punching a woman in the face at the Echuca Bar in Melbourne on Saturday. ( Supplied: Supplied )

The judge ordered he be detained until December 6 for an assessment by the NSW Corrective Services, and given access to a psychologist.

He was also to be placed on a strict curfew and unable to have unsupervised contact with women, a charge Weinberg’s lawyer described as unwarranted and unconstitutional.

Weinberg is expected to be returned to court next week to apply for a bail waiver, but his lawyer, Juliane Kooy, said she would be challenging the judgment.

“He’s confident that he’s going to win on appeal, that he’ll be released,” she said.

‘Not a man of good character’

Outside court, Weinberg’s wife, Megan, said her husband’s behaviour during the court hearing “wasn’t reflective of a well-balanced and well-rounded person”.

She described her husband as an “amazing” man with a “loving family who cares for each other”.

“He’s not a man of good character. He’s not someone who should be released on bail,” she said.

“He should be sentenced.”

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