Women say they met porn actor Jeremy for fun; rape came next

Adult film actor Ron Jeremy leveraged the novelty of his celeb to satisfy and typically isolate women of all ages who he raped and sexually assaulted, working with the very same strategies for yrs, in accordance to grand jury testimony from 21 girls that was unsealed Saturday.

“Wouldn’t it be funny if we obtained a photograph and an autograph from him?” one particular woman, determined only as Jane Doe 8, mentioned she remembered telling her buddy when they noticed Jeremy in 2013 at a West Hollywood bar and grill. He would sexually assault her minutes later, testified the girl, just one of several who said their attacks came in the exact same little rest room.

“I was like, wow, you know, this is Ron Jeremy, I mean, I was variety of impressed. I’m like he’s — I never want to say ‘celebrity,’ but you know, he form of was,” claimed a different girl, Jane Doe 7, when Jeremy came to the door of the Hollywood resort room she was sharing with good friends, exactly where the porn actor would rape her before long immediately after, according to her testimony.

Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of sexual assault, which include 12 counts of rape, when the Los Angeles County grand jury returned an indictment versus him on Aug. 25. He has been in jail because his arrest in June 2020. His attorney, Stuart Goldfarb, has claimed he is “innocent of all the charges” and they would establish it. An e-mail trying to get even more remark from Goldfarb on Saturday was not immediately returned.

Nicknamed “The Hedgehog,” Jeremy has been amongst the very best-identified and most prolific performers in the porn business for many years, and turned a recognizable pop cultural novelty via fact exhibits, public appearances and tunes videos. He has extended been a magnet for seekers of autographs and selfies, which is how most of the women of all ages and girls aged 15 to 51 he is accused of assaulting first met him.

Some did not even identify him in the beginning, but they arrived into his orbit mainly because of the air of fame all over him. A lady, now 33, who Jeremy is charged with sexually assaulting when she was 15 in 2004 claimed she approached him at a rave he was internet hosting in Santa Clarita, California.

“I didn’t know who he was, but I just — all people advised me he was famed so I was psyched to meet a superstar,” mentioned the woman, now 33, known as Jane Doe 5.

Right after they fulfilled, he invited her backstage, the place he questioned her if she wished to see “something great,” then lifted her in the air, set his hand underneath her skirt and molested her, she mentioned.

Quite a few girls explained Jeremy making use of the exact same methods in the identical locations.

He was a well-known common at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, in which he experienced permission to use the personnel bathroom.

He would entice ladies there by providing to exhibit them the kitchen where the restaurant manufactured its famous pizzas, or by telling them he realized a bathroom they could use when the public restrooms were being closed after very last phone.

He would follow them into the modest house, lock the door powering them, use his significant dimension to block them from leaving, then rape them or have interaction in other sexual assault, various gals testified.

Jane Doe 8 stated in advance of her assault she instructed Jeremy they have been keeping at the Loew’s Hollywood Hotel, but did not convey to him the space quantity.

He appeared at the door the next working day.

“I have connections all more than this city,” she remembered him stating when she questioned how she uncovered them. She experienced not informed her mate, Jane Doe 7, about the assault, and unsuccessful in her attempts to get her out of the room, exactly where Jeremy would rape her, according to their testimony.

Numerous girls claimed Jeremy questioned them to compose a notice about their expertise on a napkin of scrap of paper in what prosecutors called an try to gain proof of consent immediately after the actuality. The females, below duress and hunting to get absent, generally complied.

Jeremy also gave some victims income after the assaults, for what prosecutors mentioned was identical motives.

“He just out of nowhere just tossed revenue at me,” stated a girl who obtained a $100 bill from Jeremy soon after she claimed he raped her in 2019 the Rainbow Bar and Grill bathroom.

The woman’s boyfriend and brother had warned her to remain absent from Jeremy before in the evening when she questioned who he was, but she took a photograph with him anyway when she saw many other folks undertaking it.

She testified that she got into the motor vehicle with them keeping the cash and reported, “This came from that person you guys informed me to keep absent from. He just raped me in the bathroom.”

The female went to the police about an hour later on, turning into 1 of the couple of who reported their assaults right away. Some claimed Jeremy’s standing as a porn performer retained them from heading to authorities for several years.

“He’s a celebrity and what he is recognized for is owning sexual intercourse with men and women on digicam for revenue,” explained Jane Doe 7, who like a lot of of the victims arrived ahead a long time afterwards only after Jeremy was arrested final 12 months. “I believed there is no way any person is going to feel me, and I just needed to get out of there and fail to remember all about it.”

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Associated Press Writer Kathleen Foody contributed to this story from Chicago.

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