UNSEALED TESTIMONIES FROM 21 WOMEN IN RON JEREMY CASE: Sunset Strip ‘Rape Tactics’ Revealed How Star Would ‘Lure Fans As Young As 15 Into Bathroom’
New unsealed testimonies from 21 women in Ron Jeremy case reveal some harrowing details such as fans as young as 15 being lured into Rainbow Grill bathroom before attacking them.
Adult film actor Ron Jeremy leveraged the novelty of his celebrity status to meet and often isolate women who he raped and sexually assaulted, using the same tactics for years, according to grand jury testimony from 21 women that was unsealed on Saturday.
Wouldn’t it be funny if we got a picture and an autograph from him?’ one woman, identified in documents as Jane Doe 8, said she remembered telling her friend when they saw Jeremy in 2013 at a West Hollywood bar and grill.
He would sexually assault her minutes later, testified the woman, one of several who said their attacks came in the small bathroom.
‘I was like, wow, you know, this is Ron Jeremy, I mean, I was kind of impressed.’
‘I’m like he’s – I don’t want to say “celebrity”, but you know, he kind of was,’ said another woman, Jane Doe 7, when Jeremy came to the door of the Hollywood hotel room she was sharing with friends, and where the porn actor would rape her soon after, according to her testimony.
RONALD JEREMY HYATT
Jeremy, (68), whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of sexual assault, including 12 counts of rape, when the Los Angeles County Grand Jury returned an indictment against him on 25th August.
He has been in jail since his arrest in June 2020.
His attorney, Stuart Goldfarb, has said he is ‘innocent of all the charges’ and said they would prove it.
An email seeking further comment form Goldfarb on Saturday was not immediately returned.
Nicknamed ‘The Hedgehog,’ Jeremy has been among the best-known and most prolific performers in the porn industry for decades and became a recognizable pop cultural novelty through reality shows, public appearances and music videos.
He has long been a magnet for sex workers of autographs and selfies, which is how he met most of the women and girls aged 15 to 51 he is accused of assaulting first met him.
Some of the women didn’t even recognize him initially, but they came to his orbit because of the air of fame around him.
A woman, now 33, who Jeremy is charged with sexually assaulting when she was 15 in 2004 said she approached him at a rave he was hosting in Santa Clarita, California.
‘I didn’t know who he was, but I just – everybody told me he was famous, so I was excited to meet a celebrity,’ said the woman, now 33, known as Jane Doe 5.
After they met, he invited her backstage, where he asked her if she wanted to see ‘something cool,’ then lifted her in the hair, put his hand under her skirt and molested her, she said.
Many women described Jeremy using the same methods in the same places, including the restaurants and his filthy cockroach-infested Hollywood apartment.
RAINBOW BAR AND GRILL
Jeremy was a popular regular at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, where he had permission to use the employee bathroom.
He would allegedly lure women there by offering to show them the kitchen where the restaurant made its famous pizzas, by telling them he knew a bathroom they could use when the public restrooms were closed after last call.
Jeremy would follow them into the small space, lock the door, use his considerable size to block them from leaving, then rape them or engage in other sexual assault, several women testified.
Jane Doe 8 said before her assault she told Jeremy they were staying at the Loew’s Hollywood Hotel, but did not tell him the room number.
He appeared at the door the next day.
‘I have connections all over this town,’ she remembered him saying, when she asked him how he had found them.
She had not told her friend, Jane Doe 7, about the assault, and failed in her attempts to get her out of the room, where Jeremy would rape her, according to their testimony.
Several women said Jeremy asked them to write a note about their experience on a napkin of scrap of paper in what prosecutors called an attempt to gain evidence of consent after the fact.
The women, under duress and looking to get away, often complied.
Jeremy also gave some victims cash after the attacks, for what prosecutors said were similar reasons.
‘He just out nowhere just tossed money at me,’ said a woman who got a $100 bill from Jeremy after he raped her in 2019 in the Rainbow Bar and Grill bathroom.
WARNED TO STAY AWAY
The woman’s boyfriend and brother had warned her to stay away from Jeremy earlier in the evening when she asked who he was but took a picture with him anyway when she saw several others doing it.
She testified that she got into the car with them holding the cash and said: ‘This came from that guy you guys told me to stay away from, he just raped me in the bathroom.’
The woman went to the police about an hour later, becoming one of the few who reported their assaults immediately.
Some said Jeremy’s status as a porn performer kept them from going to the authorities for years.
PORN STAR KNOWN FOR HAVING SEX
‘He’s a celebrity and what he’s known for is having sex with people on camera for money,’ said Jane Doe 7, who like many of the victims, came forward years later only after Jeremy was arrested in 2020.
‘I thought there was no way anyone was going to believe me, and I just wanted to get out of there and forget all about it.’
However, a former bar manager at the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood has jumped to the defense of the accused sex predator, saying: ‘Yes he’s a groper but he’s no rapist.’
BAR MANAGER DEFENDS JEREMY
Elliot Preschutti, 46, ran the famous rock bar on the Sunset Strip for two years from 2017-2019 and claims Jeremy came in four nights a week without fail.
He said he spent hours with the adult star and witnessed first hand how he was mobbed by dozens of female fans almost every night.
‘I saw all the people that came toward him, the people that flocked around him,’ he said.
He added: ‘I know him a lot more than most people do and while I can’t speak for any of the situations that he’s being accused of, I would just assume it’s just another transparent attempt to take him down.’
‘I’m not his best friend, but I’ve had hours and hours of conversation with him and seven to eight hours, four times a week watching his behaviour.’
‘I’ve seen the guy in action, he just doesn’t need to do this, to rape women.’
‘There’s plenty of women making themselves available to him.’
UNSEALED TESTIMONIES FROM 21 WOMEN IN RON JEREMY CASE
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