Ron Jeremy, the famed porn actor, was already facing at least 20 charges related to alleged sexual assaults before 30 more were filed yesterday. Deadline reports that the new charges supersede the old, and more.
Like previous charges, the new counts involve 21 individuals and go back to the mid-1990s, according to prosecutors. The age range of the alleged victims go from 15-51, the indictment says.
Specifically, Jeremy, 68, faces "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," according to the indictment unsealed today in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Jeremy, unable to pay $6.6 million bail, remains incarcerated. Allegations of sexual misconduct, dating back decades, were first widely published in a 2017 Rolling Stone article which brought a quick end to a well-cultivated reputation as a "goofy, almost family-friendly totem of an industry."