Crime

Porn Actor Ron Jeremy Has Been Declared Incompetent To Stand Trial On Dozens Of Sexual Assault And Rape Charges

Ron Jeremy, a pornographic actor, was found to be unable to stand trial on Tuesday due to "cognitive deficiencies," according to his lawyer. He is facing over 30 charges of sexual assault and rape involving almost two dozen women.

Ron Jeremy, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, was charged in June 2020 with the rape of three women and sexual assault of another in West Hollywood between 2014 and 2019. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office filed additional charges later that year and eventually unsealed a 34-count indictment against the adult film actor in August 2021.

Jeremy faces multiple charges of forcible rape, oral copulation by force, sexual battery and other crimes involving 21 women, including a 15-year-old girl, whom he is accused of sexually assaulting over a period of 23 years.

According to an email from a prosecutor that was reported by the Los Angeles Times, Ron Jeremy has "severe dementia" and will be found incompetent to stand trial. His attorney, Stuart Goldfarb, stated that a judge declared Jeremy unfit to proceed with the legal proceedings after reviewing two reports on his "cognitive deficiencies" during a hearing at the mental health court in Hollywood.

"He's lost some cognitive abilities," Goldfarb said by phone, "and he can't assist his defense because his memory is not there."

Stuart Goldfarb, Jeremy's attorney, did not disclose whether he had been diagnosed with dementia. In March, a judge halted the case when Goldfarb reported that Jeremy did not recognize him, refused to use his wheelchair, and was unresponsive while in a courthouse cell.

A hearing to decide on the location for Ron Jeremy's placement has been scheduled for February 7th, as he is unlikely to regain competency to stand trial. The court will determine where he will be placed while the criminal case is pending. A spokesperson for the district attorney's office, Greg Risling, made this announcement.

Greg Risling, the spokesperson for the district attorney's office, did not provide any information on Ron Jeremy's cognitive abilities. Jeremy faced a maximum sentence of life in prison if found guilty.