Adult film star Ron Jeremy has pleaded not guilty to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting another in separate attacks dating back to 2014.
The 67-year-old defendant — whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt — was ordered Friday to remain jailed in lieu of $6.6 million bail, despite a defense request to lower the amount, which had been set shortly before he was taken into custody Tuesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.
He was charged Monday with three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object and one count each of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery.
The defendant is accused of raping a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood in May 2014. He is also charged with raping a 33-year-old woman and sexually assaulting a 46-year-old woman on separate occasions at a West Hollywood bar in 2017 and raping a 30-year-old woman at the same bar last July, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Jeremy’s attorney has said the incidents were alleged to have occurred at the Rainbow Bar & Grill at 9015 Sunset Blvd.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the case stemmed from a two-year investigation.
If convicted as charged, Jeremy could face a potential maximum sentence of 90 years to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors cited insufficient evidence to file a case against him in connection with an alleged incident in 2016.
He is due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Aug. 31, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to allow the case against him to proceed to trial.