Porn star Ron Jeremy has been charged with sexual assaulting four women on four separate occasions dating back to 2014, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced.
Jeremy, 67, has been charged with three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object, and one count each of sexual battery and forcible oral copulation. He is set to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom this afternoon.
Jeremy, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, is accused of sexually assaulting two women at a bar in West Hollywood in 2017, and of forcibly raping another woman at that same bar during the summer of 2019. He is also accused of forcibly raping a woman at a home in West Hollywood. If convicted on all charges, he could face 90 years to life in prison.
“Our statement is short. ‘No, means no.’ That is all I am willing to say at this point,” Marie Napoli, the attorney for one of the victims, tells Rolling Stone.
In 2017, Rolling Stone reported that more than a dozen women had come forward accusing the adult film performer of sexual misconduct, including groping, inappropriate touching, and sexual assault. In a statement to Rolling Stone, he said, “these allegations are pure lies or buyers’ remorse.”
When reached for comment, Mike Esterman, listed as Jeremy’s agent, said he wasn’t aware of the latest legal developments. “Finally,” he said. “I haven’t worked with him in years.” When asked to elaborate, he said, “I haven’t talked to him since I heard of the first allegations in 2017. It didn’t surprise me — based on a lot of people who had reached out, since your article — that the allegations would catch up with him.” His current representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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