Ron Jeremy was given new sexual assault charges ‘involving 13 women that date back to 2004.’ The adult entertainment star was originally charged with the alleged sexual assault of four women in June of 2020.
UPDATE (8/31/20 5:06 pm ET): Ron Jeremy’s was amended so that it now includes “20 additional sexual assault counts involving 13 women that date back to 2004,” which the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced on Aug. 31. His complaint now includes “six counts of sexual battery by restraint, five counts of forcible rape, three counts of forcible oral copulation, two count of forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count each of sodomy, assault with intent to commit rape, penetration by a foreign object on an unconscious or sleeping victim and lewd conduct with a 15-year-old girl,” the announcement added.
UPDATE (6/30/20 10:45 pm ET): Ron Jeremy’s mug shot was finally released by TMZ on June 30, one full week after he was charged with sexually assaulting four women.
UPDATE (6/23/20 8:20 ET): The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesperson tells HollywoodLife.com in a statement: “On June 23, 2020, at 1:30PM, the suspect surrendered himself to the Court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, where he was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff’s Department. A bail hearing is scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2020, in Department 30 of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.” The department did not release a booking photo of Ron.
Ron Jeremy, 67, a popular adult film star, has been charged with four separate accounts of sexual assault involving four women in the West Hollywood, CA area, the Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey confirmed on June 23. The charges include three counts of forcible rape and one count of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery dating as far back as 2014, the news release from the district attorney’s office read. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in court for the charges in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on the afternoon of June 30 and if he’s convicted, he could face a total of 90 years in prison.
Shortly after the charges were announced, Ron took to Twitter to deny them. “I am innocent of all charges. I can’t wait to prove my innocence in court! Thank you to everyone for all the support,” he wrote.
Here are five things you should know about Ron, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, the alleged sexual assault incidents, and his career.
1.) The alleged sexual assault incidents took place at a West Hollywood home and bar. Prosecutors claim the first incident happened when Ron attacked a 25-year-old woman in a West Hollywood home in 2014. They also claim he sexually assaulted two different women at a West Hollywood bar in 2017, before allegedly raping another woman at that same bar in 2019.
2.) He was involved in an alleged rape incident in 2016 but was never charged. Prosecutors refused to charge him after investigating the claim because of “insufficient evidence”, according to a one-page memo explaining the investigation. The claim alleged that Ron separated an intoxicate woman from her friends at a club and raped her. He also been involved in other sexual assault allegations in recent years but denied all of them. He said they were all “pure lies or buyer’s remorse,” in a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone.
3.) He has appeared in hundreds of pornographic films. AVN magazine, which covers the adult film industry, ranked him as number one in their “50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list. He’s also won several other awards for his work, including multiple AFAA Awards and a F.A.M.E. Award.
4.) In addition to adult films, he’s appeared in several non-adult films and released his own documentary. Some of the films he starred in include Boondock Saints, Spun, and Detroit Rock City. His documentary, Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy was released in 2001 and is about him and his legacy in the adult film world.
5.) He was rushed to the hospital for an aneurysm in 2013. After arriving to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center because of severe chest pain, doctors discovered the aneurysm was near his heart and he was operated on the day after he was admitted. He stayed there for three weeks to recover before being released.