Grownup movie star Ron Jeremy indicted on greater than 30 counts of sexual assault
A grand jury has indicted grownup movie actor Ron Jeremy on greater than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 girls and ladies throughout greater than twenty years, authorities mentioned.
Jeremy, 68, whose authorized identify is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, pleaded not responsible in Los Angeles Superior Court docket on Wednesday to all the allegations, which embrace 12 counts of rape.
The indictment, which was returned Aug. 19 and unsealed Wednesday, covers allegations relationship from 1996 to 2019 with victims aged 15 to 51. The counts seem like an identical to prices filed towards Jeremy final yr, which he additionally denied.
In a tactical transfer additionally employed of their case towards Harvey Weinstein, LA County prosecutors used secret grand jury proceedings to get an indictment that replaces the unique prices, permitting them to skip a public preliminary listening to on the proof and proceed to trial.
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Protection lawyer Stuart Goldfarb mentioned in an e-mail that Jeremy’s “place is identical as when the prison grievance was filed. He’s harmless of all the fees.”
Jeremy has been held in jail on $6.6 million bail since his arrest in June 2020.
The indictment contains allegations that Jeremy raped a 19-year-old girl throughout a photograph shoot in 1996, raped a 26-year-old girl at a nightclub in 2003 and raped a 17-year-old lady at a house in 2008.
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He’s additionally charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old lady in 2004.
No trial date has been set. Jeremy was advised to return to court docket in October for a pretrial listening to.
Nicknamed “The Hedgehog,” Jeremy has been among the many best-known and most prolific performers within the porn trade for many years, showing in tons of of movies because the 1970s. He has additionally made common appearances in mainstream movies and on actuality TV reveals.
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Together with Weinstein, he’s one in every of just a few males investigated and charged by a district lawyer’s job drive fashioned to tackle sexual misconduct within the leisure trade because the #MeToo period gained momentum in late 2017.
Weinstein has pleaded not responsible to 10 counts of sexual assault and can also be awaiting trial. A choose dismissed an 11th rely.