Former porn star Ron Jeremy has been in jail for more than a year due to the various allegations brought against him by multiple women. On Wednesday, Jeremy appeared before a court again and made his case in front of a grand jury. However, none of the evidence supports his claim of being innocent.
In total, more than twenty individuals have come forward publicly to hold Jeremy accountable for the crimes he has committed. Over the course of two decades (between 1996 and 2019), it is said that Jeremy assaulted multiple women whose ages range from 15 to 51. The latest series of indictments have been brought forth by Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón’s office.
The indictment accuses Jeremy of “12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral copulation, six counts of sexual battery by restraint, four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person and one count each of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape.”
“Far too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation,” Gascón said after the hearing while talking about the aftermath of the horrendous crimes committed by people like Jeremy. “We must ensure that survivors have all options available to help with recovery, including trauma-informed services for healing and support to report such crimes.”
Given the extent of his crimes, Jeremy is quite possibly looking at a prison sentence of 300 years. Despite the severity of the circumstances, Jeremy and his legal team maintained that these allegations were unfounded and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Last year, he even took to Twitter to post: “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 2017, he told Rolling Stone: “These allegations are pure lies or buyers remorse. I have never and would never rape anyone. All serious allegations have been investigated by police and dismissed by judges, as have most of the accusations of ‘groping.’ I have never been charged nor spent one day in court for any of this.”
The case continues.