Adult Film Star Ron Jeremy Charged With Raping 3 Women, Sexually Assaulting Another From 2014 to 2019

Adult film star Ron Jeremy has been charged with sexually assaulting four women in West Hollywood since 2014, prosecutors said Tuesday. Jeremy, who is being tried by his legal name of Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, was charged with three counts of forcible rape and one count of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Jeremy, 67, is accused of forcibly raping a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood in May 2014, as well as sexually assaulting two women, ages 33 and 46, on different dates at a West Hollywood bar in 2007. He is also accused of forcibly raping a 30-year-old woman at the same bar in July 2019. The district attorney's office also declined a case against Jeremy due to insufficient evidence from an incident in 2016.

Jeremy is scheduled to make first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon. If convicted, he could face up to 90 years in prison. Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $6.6 million.

This is not the first time Jeremy has been accused of sexual assault. In 2018, the Los Angeles district attorney's office reviewed a sexual assault case against the adult film star in the case of an alleged groping incident in the bathroom of West Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar and Grill, TMZ reported at the time.

In 2017, Rolling Stone published an in-depth investigation into other accusations against Jeremy from more than a dozen women on and off the record, including stories of everything from indecent exposure, nonconsensual digital penetration and rape. Former performer Jennifer Steele accused Jeremy of raping her twice, once at a photo shoot and once at his apartment, in December 1997. "He doesn’t hear no," she told Rolling Stone. "He just kinda keeps going and pretends like you didn’t say anything."

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Jeremy denied all the accusations at the time, telling the magazine all the allegations against him were "pure lies or buyers remorse." He added, "I have never and would never rape anyone. ... I have never been charged nor spent one day in court for any of this."

He added, "I have been heartbroken over these allegations. Not because it affects me or my business, I can take that, but because they are lies and there are actual women and men out there Who have been victims of serious sexual assault, and so on, that are trying to get their voices heard."