Adult Film Star Ron Jeremy Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Women

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Adult film star Ron Jeremy, 67, was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting four women in 2014, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and could face 90 years in prison if convicted as charged.

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Ron Jeremy at a 2015 premiere in Los Angeles, California.

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KEY FACTS

Jeremy, whose full given name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, was charged with “three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count each of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery,” according to the district attorney’s statement.

He is accused of raping a 25-year-old woman in West Hollywood in May 2014 and raping a 30-year-old woman at a local bar in July 2019.

Jeremy is also accused of sexually assaulting two more women, ages 33 and 46, at that same bar in separate 2017 incidents.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $6.6 million.

The district attorney’s office declined to pursue a fifth case from 2016 due to insufficient evidence.

What to watch for

Jeremy should be making his first court appearance in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Times.  

Key background

Jeremy has faced accusations of sexual assault in the past. He told Rolling Stone in 2017 that he denies all allegations, calling them “pure lies or buyers remorse,” and added “I have never and would never rape anyone.” At the time, Jeremy also expressed support for women and men coming forward about being sexually assaulted, saying “These real predators need to be taken down.” Jeremy, a prolific adult film star, reportedly made the Guinness Book of World Records for having made the most appearances in adult films.  

Tangent

The charges against Jeremy come five days after the L.A. County district attorney’s office charged That 70’s Show actor Danny Masterson with three counts of rape.

Further reading

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with four counts of sexual assault (Los Angeles Times)

Inside Ron Jeremy Sexual Misconduct Allegations (Rolling Stone)

Actor Danny Masterson Arrested On Rape Charges, Hires Attorney That Repped Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson (Forbes)

Ron Jeremy: The world's most prolific porn actor on his friendship with Mo Mowlam, and why he'll always be torn between sex and food (The Independent)

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