American adult film star and stand-up comedian, Ron Jeremy, has made his first appearance in court after he was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting another.
Jeremy was arraigned in the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles after he was charged on Tuesday.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said the adult movie star, 67, whose real is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt is accused of forcibly raping a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood in May 2014.
He then allegedly sexually assaulted two more women, ages 33 and 46, on separate occasions at a West Hollywood bar in 2017.
The District Attorney’s Office said it also declined a case against Hyatt due to insufficient evidence stemming from an incident in 2016′.
In a statement, they said: ‘Prosecutors are recommending bail at $6.6 million.’ He faces a possible maximum sentence of 90 years to life in state prison if convicted’
Jeremy later took to his Twitter page to write: ‘I am innocent of all charges. I can’t wait to prove my innocence in court! Thank you to everyone for all the support.’
In the past, multiple women alleged the 40-year porn veteran groped them without their consent, the claims led to Jeremy being banned from most of the adult industry’s high-profile events.
In September 2017, Jeremy was accused of inappropriately touching Kristin Brodie who asked him to sign her breast at a Washington state radio station.
At the time, Brodie told the Daily Beast: ‘Our Rock Girl uniforms are just torn up T-shirts. There’s not a lot of coverage so you can see the top part of your chest. There’s no need to move the collar but that’s what he did to all three of us.
‘He pulled our shirts open and reached inside our bras, all the way to the bottom and squeezed hard almost pulling [our breasts] out of our bra, and for me it felt like he was squeezing an udder or appraising something. It was very unpleasant.
‘I was nervous… but I was a Rock Girl and knew I was being watched, so with that knowledge I tried to look unbothered and unfazed even though I was not.’
Police interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance videos but the Tacoma City Attorney’s Office decided not to press charges.
In that same year, a prominent adult film actress, who wished to remain anonymous, also accused Jeremy of sexually assaulting her.
‘The first time I met him on set he put his fingers in my pu**y unexpectedly. I was brand new, outside smoking a cigarette and he comes out just being Ron Jeremy. All of a sudden he’s fingering me, and I’m like, whoa,’ the woman told Daily Beast.
‘He was just there as an extra on set, he wasn’t even there performing. We joke about it—there’s Ron, stay five feet away from him because he does that.
‘We don’t think anything of it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t even register. It’s like, oh great, another girl got groped by Ron Jeremy, join the club.’