Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Situations by using AP
Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 | 11:forty five p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Grownup movie star Ron Jeremy was charged Monday with 20 new counts of rape or sexual assault involving twelve women of all ages and a teenage girl, authorities explained.
The expenses came two months immediately after the sixty seven-yr-previous Jeremy was charged with the rape of three women of all ages and the sexual assault of a fourth.
Jeremy pleaded not responsible to the new expenses in Los Angeles Top-quality Courtroom and previously denied the before allegations.
Jeremy, whose lawful name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, has been held in jail on $six.six million bail considering that June.
The new counts span 16 several years, from 2004 to January of this yr, when authorities say he sexually assaulted a 21-yr-previous female exterior a business in Hollywood.
The expenses include 5 counts of forcible rape and six counts of sexual battery by restraint. They also include an allegation that he sexually assaulted a fifteen-yr-previous girl at a celebration in 2004.
6 of the alleged assaults took put at a bar in West Hollywood where by Jeremy was a standard, prosecutors explained.
Following the previous expenses have been filed, Jeremy’s lawyer Stuart Goldfarb explained he was “absolutely innocent.” Goldfarb did not quickly reply to an e mail trying to get comment on the new counts.
Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Section set out a phone for additional doable victims to arrive forward when the initial expenses have been filed in June. Prosecutors explained they obtained dozens of phone calls in the times that followed.
The merged counts could deliver sentences totaling additional than 250 several years in jail.
Jeremy, nicknamed “The Hedgehog,” has been among the ideal known and most prolific performers in the adult movie marketplace considering that the seventies.
He was investigated and charged by a district attorney’s task drive shaped to get on sexual misconduct in the leisure marketplace as the #MeToo period received momentum in late 2017.