The pornographic movie star Ron Jeremy has been charged with sexually assaulting 13 extra ladies, the Los Angeles County District Legal professional’s workplace stated on Monday, bringing the overall variety of alleged victims to 17.
The brand new fees embrace accusations that Mr. Jeremy, who’s now 67 years outdated, sexually assaulted a 15-year-old lady at a celebration in 2004. He was charged with lewd conduct and sexual penetration by a overseas object in that case.
The extra accusations — a few of them involving a number of fees — broaden the case in opposition to the actor considerably. In complete, he’s charged with raping seven ladies and sexually assaulting 10 extra. The most recent fees — which embrace 5 counts of forcible rape and 6 counts of sexual battery by restraint — date from 2004 to this 12 months.
In June, Mr. Jeremy was charged with raping three ladies and sexually assaulting a fourth from 2014 to 2019.
Allegations of sexual assault in opposition to Mr. Jeremy, one of many few within the adult-film trade whose title is acquainted within the mainstream, first surfaced within the early days of the #MeToo motion, when he was the topic of a 2017 Rolling Stone article during which greater than a dozen ladies got here ahead with accusations. Mr. Jeremy denied all of them to the journal, saying, “I’ve by no means raped anybody.”
Mr. Jeremy’s lawyer, Stuart Goldfarb, stated in an electronic mail that his shopper meant to plead not responsible to the brand new fees.
The most recent fees embrace an incident stated to have occurred on Jan. 1, 2020 — Mr. Jeremy has been accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old lady outdoors a enterprise in Hollywood that day. The district lawyer’s workplace stated that if Mr. Jeremy is convicted as charged, he faces a potential sentence of greater than 250 years to life in jail.