LOS ANGELESLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday that Ron Jeremy has been charged with forcibly raping three women and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents dating back to 2014. Jeremy, 67, 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, according to the announcement from the DA’s office. Reached for comment on the charges, Jeremy told AVN, “There’s some really mean people out there. … When people hear the truth, people are going to hear the truth, let’s put it that way.” The case was filed for warrant Monday. 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, Jeremy is accused of forcibly raping a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood. He 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 Attorneys Office also declined a case against Jeremy due to insufficient evidence stemming from an incident in 2016. Prosecutors are recommending bail at $6.6 million. If convicted as charged, Jeremy faces a possible maximum sentence of 90 years to life in state prison. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.
written by: Peter Warren