Los Angeles County District Attorney Charges Ron Jeremy With 28 Counts Of Sexual Abuse
While initially only accused of eight counts of sexual assault by four different women, the adult film star, Ron Jeremy, is now charged with 28 counts after the inclusion of new testimonies. Victims who were emboldened by news of Jeremy’s June arrest contacted local authorities and informed them of further acts of misconduct, which included the assault of a 15-year-old.
A task force headed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, has added Jeremy to a high-profile list of members of the entertainment industry that they have charged with sex-related crimes, a list that includes the likes of Harvey Weinstein and David Guillod. Jeremy, who pleaded not guilty to all charges brought before him, is accused by nearly 50 women of rape and sexual battery.
After interviewing each of these women, the Sheriff’s Department has chosen to only include eleven in the amended complaint, with six of them being members of the adult entertainment industry. Those not added to the complaint may still be able to testify during court proceedings and add details to Jeremy’s abusive conduct that spanned from 2004 to 2020.
According to the interviews, Jeremy had, at one time, forced himself on a woman in her West Hollywood home and, only three years later in 2017, assaulted two other women at a nearby bar. Jeremy had apparently using his star status and copious amounts of alcohol to get close to them. In one heinous incident, Jeremy allegedly cornered a minor at a Santa Clarita party in June, 2004.
The film star is being held on a $6.6 million bail and could be facing nearly 90 years to life imprisonment if found guilty. Jeremy stands by his not guilty plea and tweeted on June 23. “I am innocent of all charges. I can’t wait to prove my innocence in court! Thank you to everyone for their support,” Jeremy tweeted.
I am innocent of all charges. I can’t wait to prove my innocence in court! Thank you to everyone for all the support.
— Ron Jeremy (@RealRonJeremy) June 23, 2020