A United States grand jury has indicted grownup film actor Ron Jeremy on much more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women of all ages and women across more than two a long time, authorities explained.
Jeremy, 68, whose legal title is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Outstanding Court on Wednesday to all of the allegations, which include 12 counts of rape.
The indictment, which was returned Aug. 19 and unsealed Wednesday, addresses allegations relationship from 1996 to 2019 with victims aged 15 to 51. The counts show up to be identical to expenses filed against Jeremy previous year, which he also denied.
In a tactical go also utilized in their circumstance towards Harvey Weinstein, L.A. County prosecutors made use of mystery grand jury proceedings to get an indictment that replaces the original rates, making it possible for them to skip a general public preliminary hearing on the proof and progress to trial.
Defence law firm Stuart Goldfarb stated in an e mail that Jeremy’s “placement is the same as when the prison grievance was filed. He is innocent of all the fees.”
Jeremy has been held in jail on $6.6 million US bail considering that his arrest in June 2020.
The indictment contains allegations that Jeremy raped a 19-12 months-old female throughout a picture shoot in 1996, raped a 26-calendar year-previous lady at a nightclub in 2003 and raped a 17-12 months-previous woman at a residence in 2008.
He is also charged with sexually assaulting a 15-yr-old girl in 2004.
No demo day has been set. Jeremy was explained to to return to court docket in Oct for a pretrial hearing.
Nicknamed “The Hedgehog,” Jeremy has been amid the most effective-recognised and most prolific performers in the porn business for a long time, showing in hundreds of films because the 1970s. He has also created typical appearances in mainstream films and on actuality Tv shows.
Alongside with Weinstein, he is one of only a few guys investigated and charged by a district attorney’s activity force fashioned to acquire on sexual misconduct in the entertainment market as the #MeToo era attained momentum in late 2017.
Weinstein has pleaded not responsible to 10 counts of sexual assault and is also awaiting demo. A choose dismissed an 11th rely.