Porn star Ron Jeremy, who was accused of rape and sexual assault by 21 women, is set to be declared incompetent to stand trial due to his ‘severe dementia’.
The former adult entertainer, 69, was indicted on 30 counts of sexual abuse – after the allegations were made by victims who were under the age of 15. But it is now unlikely that he will face trial for his rape, according to the Los Angeles County prosecutor.
Prosecutors alleged that Jeremy – born Ronald Jeremy Hyatt – restrained and raped or sexually assaulted some women – and had sex with others who were asleep or unconscious.
Jeremy pleaded not guilty to charges including 12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral sex and six counts of sexual battery by restraint, DA George Gascon said earlier.
but now LA Times It is reported that Sub-District. Atty. Paul Thompson said mental health experts called in by prosecutors and Jeremy’s defense team have determined he suffers from severe dementia.
Ronald Jeremy Hyatt allegedly restrained and raped or sexually assaulted some women – and had sex with others while they were asleep or unconscious – at parties, adult film conventions and on movie sets. He has been accused by 21 different women – including a girl who was 15 years old.
Ron Jeremy is pictured in 1988. He has been held on $6.6 million bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles County since his arrest in June 2020.
There is no evidence that he is faking his symptoms, the Times reports.
He was expected to appear in a Hollywood courtroom on January 17, where he would be formally declared incompetent.
An internal email read: ‘As a result of the experts’ agreement, defendant will be declared incompetent to stand trial … His prognosis for reform is not good.
‘If he doesn’t reform, we won’t be able to punish him for his crimes.
‘Since the criminal proceedings remain suspended while he is incapacitated, we also cannot obtain a guilty plea from him or discuss other remedies to bring justice to the victims in this case.’
His severe dementia has been determined by review of medical documents and interviews with Jeremy. It is understood that Jeremy will likely be kept in a public hospital after being declared incapacitated.
He is being held on $6.6 million bail at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles County since his arrest in June 2020. His alleged abuse began in the 1990s.
Jeremy, 68, pleaded not guilty to charges including 12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral intercourse and six counts of sexual battery by restraint.
Jeremy was also charged with four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object and two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or sleeping person.
Further charges included indecent assault on a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force, and assault with intent to commit rape.
Gascon said Jeremy’s alleged sexual assaults occurred over the course of more than 23 years and involved 21 victims ranging in age from 15 to 51.
According to the August 19 indictment obtained by DailyMail.com, Jeremy is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, referred to as ‘Jane Doe 5’, on June 12, 2004.
Another 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped in 2008 at a home in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. She was referred to as ‘Jane Doe 22’ in court documents.
Porn star Ron Jeremy has been charged with 30 charges for the alleged sexual assault and forcible rape of 21 women and girls, some as young as 15.
Prosecutors allege Jeremy – Ronald Jeremy Hyatt – restrained some women and raped or had sex with them – and had sex with others who were asleep or unconscious
In the first charges against Jeremy, prosecutors claim he raped a 19-year-old woman in October 1996 during a photo shoot in the San Fernando Valley.
Later, authorities said, Jeremy allegedly raped a 26-year-old woman in October 2000 at a party at a nightclub in Los Angeles County.
The indictment alleges that Jeremy unlawfully had sexual intercourse with ‘Jane Doe 19’ in 2000 ‘under coercion, violence, coercion, threat or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury’.
Authorities said Jeremy was also accused of sexually assaulting another woman between 2002 and 2003 at a strip club in the City of Industry.
Another woman, 21, went to Jeremy’s home where she was allegedly sexually assaulted in 2010. She was referred to as ‘Jane Doe 23’ in court documents.
Authorities said that in January 2013, Jeremy allegedly sexually assaulted a 38-year-old woman at a West Hollywood bar.
The indictment claims the most recent allegations date from January 2020 when Jeremy raped and sexually assaulted a woman identified in court documents as ‘Jane Doe 17’.
‘Too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation,’ Gascon said.
‘We must ensure that all options are available to victims to help with recovery, including trauma-informed services for treatment and support in reporting such crimes.’
Ron Jeremy: Porn star who went mainstream before sex allegations ruined his career
Ron Jeremy, also known by his nickname ‘The Hedgehog’, was born in 1953 to a middle-class Jewish family in Queens, New York, according to his memoir Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz.
According to the Village Voice, he married Benjamin N. Cardozo graduated from High School, where he performed in theatrical productions including the musical Oklahoma.
According to him imdb Biography, Jeremy earned a master’s degree from Queens College and went on to become a special education teacher in the New York City area.
He eventually gave up teaching to become an actor on Broadway, and was first exposed to pornography in 1978 when a girlfriend sent Playgirl magazine a picture of him for an appearance in their ‘boy next door’ pages.
Jeremy has since been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘Most Appearances in Adult Films’ and has won several adult film acting awards.
He is listed as having 2,542 performance credits. internet adult movie database, He has directed an additional 296 adult films.
Jeremy, who was active as a porn star from 1979 to 2018, has also starred in several mainstream films and television series, including Ghostbusters and The Boondock Saints.
He has also competed on Wheel of Fortune and appeared in a segment of The Chappelle Show, and has been in several music videos for artists including Kid Rock, Moby, Guns N’ Roses and Sublime.
Jeremy also has several business endeavors, including opening a Swingers nightclub in Portland, Oregon, which closed in 2015.
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