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Contestant on ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Arrested For Raping Several Women

September 4, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Contestant on ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Arrested For Raping Several Women CBS L.A.

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A wealthy businessman who appeared on Bravo’s hit “Millionaire Matchmaker,” was arrested Thursday morning at his Sherman Oaks home accused of raping several women.

The arrest started with police in Sherman Oaks breaking down Michael Leslie Bernback’s security gate and front door.

When he was arrested, Bernback was barefoot and wearing only a robe.

Authorities accuse the 62-year-old of raping at least three women — all in their 20s — inside his home.

When he went on “Millionaire” in 2011, he told matchmaker Patti Stanger that his net worth was “north of $8 million.” He also boasted about owning ten homes. “I can afford whatever it is I want,” he said.

Stanger tried to find the Brooklyn-born Bernback what she called an age-appropriate match but the millionaire said he only had eyes for young women.

She asked him, how young was young. He replied that he wanted somebody “that can have children still.”

On his website, Bernback boasts of relationships with rich and famous people and says he was one of the original co-creators of the Chippendales male dance troupe. (For the record, despite Bernback’s claims, one of the original founders of Chippendales told CBS2/KCAL9 on Thursday he’s “never” heard of Bernback.)

Bernback is also a songwriter/musician and owns a golf pro shop in Encino. On his website, two albums of his “greatest hits” are also available.

After the arrest, Daut said police seached his house and removed computers and several bags of evidence.

Officials told Daut that Bernback met each of his alleged victims online.

Neighbors, who did not want to show their faces, say they are always seeing Bernback with women.

“It’s generally two girls a night. It’s probably three or four nights a week, and I was waiting for it to implode,” said one woman.

Police also searched Bernback’s business, the Encino Balboa Golf Courses.

He also brags about having grown up poor and on food stamps, and claims to have flunked out of High School with a D, before graduating top of his class at UCLA.

Cops added that Bernback has a criminal record including drug possession and battery. He is now being held on a $2.1million bond.

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