Ron Jeremy — Former Adult Film Star Will Reportedly Be Found Unfit To Stand Trial For 30 Counts of Sexual Assault

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Ron Jeremy — Former Adult Film Star Will Reportedly Be Found Unfit To Stand Trial For 30 Counts of Sexual Assault

Ron Jeremy Hyatt will reportedly be found unable to stand trial due to severe dementia.

According to reports, following allegations from 21 women, the 69-year-old former adult film actor was charged with 30 counts of sexual assault. On Jan. 17, he will be deemed ineligible for trial, and most likely admitted to a state-run hospital.

Paul Thompson, a deputy district attorney for L.A. County, stated that Hyatt’s condition was determined by mental health specialists who were retained by both the prosecutors and his legal counsel, and there was no proof he was faking. If Hyatt’s health improves, he may still be ruled qualified to stand trial in the future.

According to Thompson,

“As a result of the agreement of the experts, the defendant will be declared incompetent to stand trial … his prognosis for improvement is not good.”

He added,

“If he does not improve, we will not be able to try him for his crimes. Because criminal proceedings are suspended as long as he is incompetent, we also cannot get a guilty plea from him or discuss other measures to get justice for the victims in this case.”

Several of Hyatt’s family members apparently thought he had dementia prior to his arrest in 2020. The experts’ findings were supported by medical records, interviews with Hyatt and his family, as well as L.A. County sheriff’s deputies who dealt with him while he was incarcerated.

The accusations against Hyatt date back to 1996, with victims ranging from ages 15 to 51. He entered a not-guilty plea and has continued to assert his innocence.

Hyatts initial charges included 12 counts of forcible rape, six counts of sexual battery while restrained, four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or asleep person, and performing a lewd act on a minor.

One of Hyatt’s accusers, former British adult film star Lianne Young said she was sort of numb upon learning of the verdict and noted that his conviction had forced a vital discussion about consent in the industry. Young said,

“It’s going to come down to public opinion now, and public opinion has looked at Ron like a god. It could be an indication to other predators or viewers of pornography that they can get away with such crimes.”

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Authored by: S. G.