LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult movie star Ron Jeremy pleaded not responsible Friday to fees of raping three girls and sexually assaulting a fourth.
Jeremy, 67, whose actual identify is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, entered the plea at his arraignment in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to a few counts every of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a international object and one rely every of forcible oral copulation and sexual battery.
Jeremy wore an orange jail jumpsuit and face masks inside a glass enclosure the place in-custody defendants seem in court docket.
He was being held in a county jail on $6.6 million bail, a determine a choose declined to scale back Friday. He was advised to return to court docket for a listening to on Aug. 31.
Jeremy beforehand denied the allegations via his lawyer Stuart Goldfarb. Jeremy was arrested Tuesday and has had an preliminary court docket look.
Prosecutors allege Jeremy raped a 25-year-old girl at a West Hollywood dwelling in May 2014, sexually assaulted a 33-year-old girl and a 46-year-old girl in separate incidents at a West Hollywood bar in 2017, and raped a 30-year-old girl on the identical bar in July of final yr.
If convicted of all of the counts he might face 90 years in jail.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives had been investigating Jeremy for 2 years, and offered the case to prosecutors on Monday.
Jeremy, nicknamed “The Hedgehog,” is among the many finest identified and most prolific actors within the historical past of the grownup movie trade, with 1000’s of credit to his identify, together with appearances in additional mainstream entertainments like music movies and the fact tv sequence The Surreal Life.
The counts make Jeremy the third man to be charged, together with Harvey Weinstein and producer David Guillod, by a activity power shaped by District Attorney Jackie Lacey in 2017 to research sexual misconduct within the leisure trade. Guillod has additionally pleaded not responsible. Weinstein is in jail in New York and has not been arraigned in Los Angeles, however has repeatedly denied participating in any nonconsensual sexual acts.