“Severe dementia” makes Ron Jeremy incompetent to stand trial
Over 30 accusations of rape and sexual assault have been filed against the 69-year-old adult film actor, whose full name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt. However, he is reported to be suffering from “severe dementia,” and it is expected that he will be put in a state-run facility after being ruled unfit for trial on January 17.
LA County Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson said in an email that both the actor’s legal team and prosecutors had consulted mental health professionals to ascertain his condition and find no proof he was faking.
He stated, “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 stated, “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. “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.”
The experts interviewed the defendant, his family, and LA County sheriff’s officers who had dealt with him while he was in jail, and reviewed his medical records to reach their conclusion that he did not suffer from dementia prior to his arrest in 2020.
Lianne Young, another of Jeremy’s accusers, said she felt “kind of numb” after learning of the judgment.
She remarked, “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.”
Jeremy is charged with 12 charges of rape, 7 counts of forcible oral copulation, 6 counts of ssexual battery by restraint, 4 counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, and 2 counts of sexual penetration of an unconscious or sleeping person.
The actor is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at a party in Santa Clarita, California, in June 2004 and is now facing one count of conducting an indecent act on a child.
“Far too often, survivors of sexual assault suffer in isolation. We must ensure that survivors have all options available to help with recovery, including trauma-informed services for healing and support to report such crimes.” said Attorney George Gascón
To all counts, Ron has filed a not guilty plea.