Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty To Rape, Sexual Assault Charges; Remains In Jail – Update

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Ron Jeremy at his arraignment Friday David McNew/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

UPDATED, Friday, 4:43 PM: Adult film star Ron Jeremy on Friday pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count each of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery.

He remains in jail on $6.6 million bail, with his next court appearance scheduled for August. If convicted, Jeremy faces a possible maximum sentence of 90 years to life in state prison. He could also be required to register as a sex offender.

In May 2014, Jeremy is accused of forcibly raping a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood. He also allegedly sexually assaulted two women, ages 33 and 46, on separate occasions at a West Hollywood bar in 2017, and is accused of forcibly raping a 30-year-old woman at the same bar in July 2019.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s office announced the charges Tuesday, saying it also declined a case against Jeremy, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, due to insufficient evidence stemming from an incident in 2016.

The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that Deputy DA Paul Thompson told the court during today’s hearing that the county received 25 new complaints of sexual misconduct against Jeremy since his arrest.

Jeremy said earlier this week he was innocent of the charges.

UPDATED, Tuesday 6 PM:
After the Los Angeles District Attorney hit Ron Jeremy with three counts of rape this morning, the adult film star responded on Twitter. “I am innocent of all charges,” said Jeremy. “I can’t wait to prove my innocence in court!”

PREVIOUSLY, Tuesday 11 AM: Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced on Tuesday that adult film star Ron Jeremy has been charged with forcibly raping three women and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents dating back to 2014.

Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, 67, was charged in case with three counts each of forcible rape and one count each of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery. The case was filed for warrant yesterday.

If convicted, Jeremy faces a possible maximum sentence of 90 years to life in state prison. He could also be required to register as a sex offender.

Arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

According to the D.A.’s tweet, Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson of the Sex Crimes Division is prosecuting the case. Thompson is also prosecuting Harvey Weinstein.

In May 2014, Jeremy is accused of forcibly raping a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood.

Jeremy allegedly sexually assaulted two women, ages 33 and 46, on separate occasions at a West Hollywood bar in 2017. The complaint filed by the D.A. alleges that Jeremy had an “accomplice” on one occasion and, on the other, used an “intoxicating…anesthetic” substance on another victim. If convicted of either assault, Jeremy could be required to register as a sex offender.

He also is accused of forcibly raping a 30-year-old woman at the same bar in July 2019.

The District Attorney’s Office also declined a case against Jeremy due to insufficient evidence stemming from an incident in 2016.

The following was included by the D.A. toward the end of the complaint:

NOTICE: A Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) may have been generated within the meaning of
Penal Code §§ 11166 and 11168 involving the charges alleged in this complaint. Dissemination of a
SCAR is limited by Penal Code §§ 11167 and 11167.5 and a court order is required for full disclosure of
the contents of a SCAR.

Prosecutors are recommending bail at $6.6 million.

Jeremy denied accusations of sexual assault and rape in 2017.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Last week, Lacey filed charges against actor Danny Masterson in the alleged rapes three women in separate incidents at his home between 2001 and 2003.

In 2017, Lacey announced Tthe creation of a special task force to examine allegations of sexual assault in Hollywood as the number of accusations reported to police escalated in the wake of #MeToo.

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