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June 24, 2020 4:44 PM   Subscribe



 
The accusations against Ron Jeremy were covered by Rolling Stone in 2017. He has been charged with three counts each of forcible rape and forcible penetration by a foreign object, and one count each of sexual battery and forcible oral copulation.

Ugh.
posted by blob at 5:39 PM on June 24 [1 favorite]


Ginger Banks posted a video to Youtube where she documents at least 50 women offering similar testimony, in 2017.
posted by blob at 5:42 PM on June 24 [5 favorites]


Was there some kind of turnover in LA District Attorneys office or did they abruptly start to care about rapes committed by celebrities?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:00 PM on June 24 [10 favorites]


the sun is a relentlessly misogynistic and racist (amongst many many many other sins) Murdoch gutter press paper from the UK. this story needs to be told, but can we use other links?
posted by lalochezia at 6:06 PM on June 24 [73 favorites]


Was there some kind of turnover in LA District Attorneys office or did they abruptly start to care about rapes committed by celebrities?

"The counts make Jeremy the third man to be charged, along with Harvey Weinstein and producer David Guillod, by a task force formed by the Los Angeles district attorney, Jackie Lacey, in 2017 to investigate sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry in the wake of #MeToo." - The Guardian
posted by lizjohn at 6:29 PM on June 24 [27 favorites]


Ugh. Just ugh. I'm glad that he is finally facing charges; I wonder if this will cause others to come forward and lead to additional charges.

But also, I agree with the comment above by lalochezia, there are better places we could be sending traffic.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:33 PM on June 24 [4 favorites]


This is honestly one of the least-surprising such revelations I've heard, frankly.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:01 PM on June 24 [15 favorites]


in 2017

ughghg, I feel bad that it took three years for me to be hearing about this
posted by 23skidoo at 7:35 PM on June 24 [2 favorites]




A friend of mine has a zine that covers vintage porn, among other things from the underbelly of pop culture, and he wrote a piece 18 tears ago about accusations of rape against Jeremy. He presented the woman's side of the story and had no doubt that she was telling the truth. 18 Fucking Years Ago!
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 9:24 PM on June 24 [35 favorites]


You talkin Cinema Sewer Phlegmco? That's all I could think about on hearing about this.
posted by wyndham at 10:20 PM on June 24 [3 favorites]


list number 700000000000 to the reasons why I always believe women no matter what. always, forever believe women. I'd go as far as to say believe them without questioning anything despite whatever proof men dream up to deny it as it's not like any one of them ever sees consequences unless 100 of their victims come out and then hardly even but I also no longer believe in being friends with cis men.
posted by kanata at 12:56 AM on June 25 [6 favorites]


er and that prolly makes me extremist. I'm so tired people. so gosh darn tired.
posted by kanata at 12:57 AM on June 25 [3 favorites]


Thirding the call to swap out the Sun links, they are trash. AP, CBC, BBC, TPM, take your pick.
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 4:07 AM on June 25 [11 favorites]


I find it rather jarring that in the middle of the AP article there's a link directing you to full coverage under, "Entertainment".
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 4:34 AM on June 25 [1 favorite]




Time to do another cull of the library. Always believe women.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:35 AM on June 25 [3 favorites]


I find it rather jarring that in the middle of the AP article there's a link directing you to full coverage under, "Entertainment".
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 7:34 AM on June 25 [1 favorite +] [!]


Their entertainment section is for entertainment, but rather about people who work in entertainment.

Call me a harpy or whatever, but I'd be more surprised to find a male adult actor who didn't sexually assault someone.
posted by FirstMateKate at 7:41 AM on June 25 [2 favorites]


I've read Traci Lord's Autobiography in 2004 (it was first published in 2003)

I'm not surprised by this *at all*.

I think what might be shocking is how many more women are going to come forward with horrific testimonials.

Jeremy started his Porn career in 1979.

Prior to that he was apparently a teacher - although I don't know what age his students were.
posted by Faintdreams at 10:13 AM on June 25 [2 favorites]


Time to do another cull of the library.

What does this mean? Was Jeremy a published author?
posted by the sobsister at 10:53 AM on June 25 [2 favorites]


No, porn library.
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:52 AM on June 25 [3 favorites]


Was Jeremy a published author?

Wrote so God damn fast
Never did win no Booker Prize
But he never did come in last
posted by The Tensor at 12:54 PM on June 25 [3 favorites]


FirstMateKate, yes I know the entertainment section covers cultural entertainmet. The juxtaposition was just odd as I was reading the story.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 6:20 PM on June 25


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