(CNN) Adult film star Ron Jeremy has been indicted on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women over the past two decades, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Jeremy, whose legal last name is Hyatt, is accused of sexually assaulting the women over a 23-year span between 1996 and 2019, according to the district attorney’s office. The victims range in age from 15 to 51.
Jeremy pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of forcible rape, seven counts of forcible oral copulation, six counts of sexual battery by restraint, and four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object.
Other charges include two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person and one count each of lewd act upon a child under the age of 14 or 15, sodomy by use of force and assault with intent to commit rape, the district attorney’s office said.
“His position is the same (as) when the criminal complaint was filed,” Jeremy’s attorney, Stuart Goldfarb, said in a statement to CNN. “He is innocent of all charges … ” READ MORE.
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Adult Content Use Spiked During the Pandemic
By Nick Tate, May 26, 2021
WebMD – Move over, Netflix. You’re not the only video streaming outfit to benefit from the COVID-19 lockdown.
In findings likely to surprise no one, new research shows Americans’ adult content usage spiked dramatically in the early months of the pandemic, as stay-at-home orders limited other types of … outlets.
But the study, which was based on a nationwide survey and adult content website traffic reports, also found that by October, adult content use had fallen to pre-pandemic levels. That was true, even for those who reported a big uptick in their erotica viewing habits at first.
What’s more, researchers say they found no evidence of significant hikes in problematic behaviors, such as addictive, compulsive, risky, or unhealthy activities.
They also uncovered no signs that depression or anxiety levels rose among avid adult content users.
“The findings didn’t really surprise us,” says lead researcher Joshua Grubbs, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio … READ MORE.