Big-time adult film actor Ron Jeremy was charged yesterday (Monday, 31st August) with 20 additional counts of rape and sexual assault, involving 12 women and a 15-year-old girl, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said.

This wasn’t the first time the star was charged with these allegations. The additional charges came two months after the adult film star was charged with raping and sexually assaulting four women between 2014 and 2019 to which he pleaded not guilty.

Source: Deadline

67-year-old Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, or known for his stage name Ron Jeremy, has been in the adult film industry for 40 years in which he was featured in over 2000 films. He appeared in court in June last year where his lawyer denied the charges by saying that “women throw themselves at him“.

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However, the Los Angeles Times reported that prosecutors received additional allegation of sexual abuse just days following his court appearance. The new charges bring the total number of alleged victims to 17, ranging from 15 to 54 years old, and span a 16-year period, the district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Ron Jeremy
Source: The New York Times

The allegations made by the women which dates as far back as 2004 includes groping, oral copulation, sexual battery, and forcible rape.

If convicted as charged, Jeremy can face up to 250 years in prison.

Sources: Malay Mail, BBC.

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