Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that Ron Jeremy has been charged with forcibly raping three women and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents dating back to 2014.
Ronald Jeremy Hyatt (dob 3/12/53) was charged in case BA488059 with three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count each of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery. The case was filed for warrant yesterday. Arraignment is scheduled for this afternoon in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson of the Sex Crimes Division is prosecuting the case.
In May 2014, the defendant is accused of forcibly raping a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood. Hyatt allegedly sexually assaulted two women, ages 33 and 46, on separate occasions at a West Hollywood bar in 2017. 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 Hyatt due to insufficient evidence stemming
from an incident in 2016.
Prosecutors are recommending bail at $6.6 million. If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 90 years to life in state prison. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Nicknamed “The Hedgehog”, Jeremy was ranked by AVN at No. 1 in their “50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list. Jeremy has also made a number of non-pornographic media appearances, and director Scott J. Gill filmed a documentary about him and his legacy, Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy, which was released in 2001.
More than a dozen women have publicly accused Jeremy of sexual assault. Several of the allegations relate to his appearances at fan conventions, alleging that he would grope and insert his fingers into attendees without their consent.