Adult film star Ron Jeremy has been in jail since June after being charged with multiple accounts of sexual assault. On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Ron Jeremy was charged with seven additional sexual assault charges, which could have the actor facing up to 330 years in prison.
Ron Jeremy plead not guilty to these extra charges, which involve alleged attacks from 1996 to 2013, from victims between 17 to 38 years of age. Three of these new charges include forcible rape, including the attack of a 17-year-old. According to USA Today, this means that Ron Jeremy is now facing 35 charges from 23 alleged victims, which also includes a 15-year-old girl. These attacks happened between 1996 to 2020.
In addition to the 23 women who have come forward with allegations against Ron Jeremy, 14 other women have stated they were assaulted by Ron Jeremy, but happened outside the court’s statute of limitations.
The Daily Beast says that according to the DA’s office, with these new charges, Ron Jeremy is facing 11 forcible rape counts, six counts of forcible oral copulation, eight sexual battery by restraint counts, five counts of forcible penetration by a foreign object, and one count each of sodomy, assault with the intent to commit rape, assault with the intention to commit forcible penetration digitally, penetration by a foreign object on an unconscious victim, and lewd conduct with a 15-year-old girl.
The new allegations against Ron Jeremy include a 17-year-old who says that Jeremy raped her at a Woodland Hills home in 2008. In addition, the other victims include a 19-year-old who Jeremy raped during a photoshoot in the San Fernando Valley; a 26-year-old who was raped at a nightclub party; a 38-year-old who was sexually assaulted as a West Hollywood that Ron Jeremy frequented; a woman who Jeremy sexually assaulted at his home and a woman who he assaulted at a strip club.
Many who have worked with Ron Jeremy have said that his actions aren’t much of a surprise. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Alana Evans, president of the Adult Performers Actors Guild, who has filmed with Ron Jeremy in the past said, “He does things without asking. There’s a lot of people who assume because we’re adult actresses that it’s OK to just touch us inappropriately.”
Another adult actress, Lianne Young, who went by the name “Billie Britt,” said that while at a porn industry Halloween party at a former House of Blues, Ron Jeremy shoved her onto a table and forced himself inside her. Young stated that there were at least three people from the porn industry in the room during the attack, and yet none of them reacted. Young said, “People were just like, ‘That’s Ron.’”
In 2017, adult actress Ginger Banks made a YouTube video who gathered all of the allegations against Ron Jeremy, and according to the Los Angeles Times, detectives are planning to interview Banks to find further victims. Soon after, Rolling Stone also published the allegations of a dozen women against Jeremy, to which he replied, “I have never and would never rape anyone. All serious allegations have been investigated by police and dismissed by judges.”
In recent years outside of the world of the adult film industry, Ron Jeremy has appeared on Robot Chicken, Chappelle’s Show, Tosh.0, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and on the VH1 reality series, The Surreal Life, alongside Erik Estrada, Tammy Faye Messner, and Vanilla Ice.
Ron Jeremy has a preliminary hearing set for December 14, which leaves plenty of time for more allegations against the 67-year-old. He is currently being held on $6.6 million bail.