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.”