Porn star Ron Jeremy has been charged with 30 counts of sexual assault and forced rape of 21 women and girls, some of whom were as young as 15, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said on Wednesday. .
Prosecutors allege Jeremy – born Ronald Jeremy Hyatt – restrained some of the women and raped or sodomized them – and had sex with others who were sleeping or were unconscious.
Jeremy, 68, has pleaded not guilty to the counts, including 12 counts of forced rape, seven counts of forced oral copulation and six counts of coercive sexual assault, prosecutor George Gascón said in the press release.
He has been held on $ 6.6 million bond at Twin Towers Correctional Center in Los Angeles County since his arrest in June 2020, jail records show. He is due back in court on Oct. 12 for a pre-trial conference.
Jeremy was also charged with four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object and two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or sleeping person.
The remaining counts included one count of obscene act against a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape.
Porn star Ron Jeremy has been charged with 30 counts of sexual assault and forced rape of 21 women and girls, some of whom were only 15 years old.
Jeremy, 68, pleaded not guilty to charges including 12 counts of forced rape, seven counts of forced oral copulation and six counts of forced sexual assault
Prosecutors allege Jeremy – born Ronald Jeremy Hyatt – restrained some of the women and raped or sodomized them – and had sex with others who were sleeping or were unconscious
Gascón said Jeremy’s alleged sexual assaults spanned over 23 years and involved 21 victims aged 15 to 51.
Jeremy is suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl named “Jane Doe 5” on June 12, 2004, penetrating her with a foreign object, according to the August 19 indictment obtained by DailyMail.com.
Another 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped in 2008 at a house in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. She was referred to as “Jane Doe 22” in court documents.
Among the first allegations against Jeremy, prosecutors say he raped a 19-year-old woman during a photoshoot in the San Fernando Valley in October 1996.
Jeremy later allegedly raped a 26-year-old woman at a party at a Los Angeles County nightclub in October 2000, officials said.
Jeremy allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl called “Jane Doe 5” on June 12, 2004, penetrating her with a foreign object, according to the August 19 indictment.
The indictment alleges that Jeremy had “illegal” sex with “19-year-old Jane Doe” in 2000 out of “force, violence, coercion, threat or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily harm.”
Jeremy was also charged with sexually assaulting another woman at a City of Industry strip club at some point between 2002 and 2003, officials said.
Another woman, 21, visited Jeremy’s home where she was allegedly sexually assaulted in 2010. She was referred to as “Jane Doe 23” in court documents.
In January 2013, Jeremy allegedly sexually assaulted a 38-year-old woman at a West Hollywood bar he frequented, officials said.
The most recent allegations date back to January 2020 when Jeremy raped and sodomized a woman identified in court documents as “Jane Doe 17”, according to the indictment.
“All too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation,” said Gascón.
“We need to ensure that survivors have all of the options available to assist with recovery, including trauma-informed healing services and support to report such crimes. “
Ron Jeremy: the pornstar who went mainstream before sex accusations thwarted his career
Ron Jeremy, also known by his nickname “The Hedgehog,” was born to a middle-class Jewish family in Queens, New York in 1953, according to his memoir Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz.
He graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School where he performed in theatrical productions including the musical Oklahoma, according to Village Voice.
According to his IMDB biography, Jeremy earned a Masters degree from Queens College and became a special education teacher in the New York City area.
He eventually quit teaching to become an actor on Broadway, and in 1978 had his first exposure to pornography when a girlfriend sent his picture to Playgirl magazine to appear on its “Boy Next Door” pages. .
Jeremy has since been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for “most appearances in adult films” and has won several adult film acting awards.
It has been listed as having 2,542 performance credits in the Internet Adult Film Database. He made 296 additional adult films.
Jeremy, who was active as a pornstar from 1979 to 2018, has also starred in a number of mainstream films and TV series, including appearances in Ghostbusters and The Boondock Saints.
He has also appeared on Wheel of Fortune and appeared in a segment of The Chappelle Show, and in numerous music videos for artists such as Kid Rock, Moby, Guns & Roses and Sublime.
Jeremy has also had several business plans, including opening a swingers nightclub in Portland, Oregon, which closed in 2015.