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Adult Film Star Ron Jeremy Charged With ‘Forcible Rape’ and Sexual Battery Against Four Women

Adult film star Ron Jeremy, 67,  on Tuesday was charged with forcibly raping women and sexually assaulting a fourth victim, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced on Tuesday.

Jeremy, whose full legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, was specifically charged with three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object. He is also charged with one count each of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery.

According to a press release from Lacey’s office, the charges stem from four separate incidents between 2014 and 2019.

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

The District Attorney’s office also stated that it declined to pursue another set of charges stemming from a fifth allegation against Jeremy due to insufficient evidence.

Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson of the Sex Crimes Division is leading the prosecution against the prolific adult industry film star and is recommending the defendant’s bail be set at $6.6 million. Based on the charges, Jeremy faces a maximum sentence of 90 years to life in state prison upon conviction.

Jeremy’s arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Model Kristin Brodie in 2018 filed a lawsuit against Jeremy claiming he sexually assaulted her while they were promoting an event at an adult store in Washington state.

In that filed civil complaint, Brodie accused Jeremy of pulling down her shirt without permission, groping her buttocks and genitals, and sexually assaulting her in various other ways.

According to KCAL-TV, Jeremy’s attorney, Stuart Goldfarb, denied that his client ever groped Brodie’s genitals and suggested that his appearances often include consensual touching.

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Jerry Lambe is a journalist at Law&Crime. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and New York Law School and previously worked in financial securities compliance and Civil Rights employment law.