Goldblatt, 64, is suspected of two counts of rape, two indecent acts, two counts of sodomy and two counts of indecent acts with abuse of authority, as well as attempted rape, attempted fraud and aggravated fraud.
The prosecution said Goldblatt, a resident of Moshav Bet Nehemia, allegedly committed most of the crimes after the five plaintiffs came to him for counseling before acting auditions. The indictment stated that in most cases, Goldblatt got the plaintiffs to agree to sex by falsely claiming that he expected them to have a great future in acting and telling them he wanted them to rehearse for auditions for the part of a young girl seducing an older man in soap operas he had written.
According to the prosecutor, attorney Rakefet Mohar, Goldblatt would warn the young women not to tell anyone what he had asked them to do, claiming that anyone not in acting would not understand. Goldblatt allegedly committed one rape in 1988 when one of the plaintiffs was 16 years old. She met Goldblatt after she had approached the Status modeling agency to seek a job in commercials.
The indictment stated that Goldblatt told the girl he was helping her rehearse for a movie about a father who had incestuous relations with his daughter after her mother was killed in a car accident, and they needed to rehearse at his home and see if she was telegenic. The prosecutor said Goldblatt told her that if she managed the main scene, which included a sex scene between the father and the daughter, she could play in any movie easily.
The prosecutor said the plaintiff believed Goldblatt and went to bed with him. The plaintiff said she told Goldblatt she felt uncomfortable but that he had sex with her despite her protests. The prosecutor said the plaintiff began to cry and when she told him she wanted to go home, he allegedly responded that she was excellent and she "would have no problem with the scene."
In arguing for the entertainer's remand until the end of proceedings against him, Mohar said that the accused carried out the alleged crimes using sophisticated and systematic fraud. Mohar said the alleged crimes appeared to show a pattern of behavior by which the accused "drew into his net a large number of young girls" and did not care what he had to do to get them.
The prosecutor added that the dangerous nature of Goldblatt's alleged acts was brought into sharper focus by the fact that he allegedly committed sexual crimes in addition to the charges he now faces, and to which the statute of limitations applied, and thus could not be prosecuted for now.