‘Swim’ suit

September 6, 2021

Porn actors get paid for doing intimate acts on camera. One former X-rated star, however, may have to “pay” non-consenting women he had gone to bed with.

Twenty-one women have filed rape charges against American actor Ron Jeremy who starred in about 2,000 adult movies since 1979 and is now 68 years old. According to court documents cited by US reports, the victims ranged in age from 15 to 51 when Jeremy sexually abused them in fans’ conventions and bars from 1996 to 2020. He is currently detained in Los Angeles, California with his bail set at $6.6 million. His pre-trial conference is on 12 October.

The youngest victim claimed she was raped in 2004 while the last victim, 21, accused Jeremy of sodomizing her on 1 January 2020. The adult film star denied the charges. His lawyer said thousands of women “throw themselves at him.”

Jeremy is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Appearances in Adult Films.” He may earn a new distinction as the first ex-porn star to be jailed for 300 years, the expected sentence for convictions in all of the charges against him.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old guy from California is claiming he was a victim of pornography after being photographed naked without his consent.

Spencer Elden’s lawsuit recently filed before a California federal court could be unprecedented not because some of the 15 respondents are members of the famed grunge band Nirvana. The outcome of the case may be unprecedented as it may redefine what constitute pornography.

Elden’s lawyer, James Marsh, dismissed the opinions of colleagues that the case is frivolous and his client is just trying to make money. If Elden wins the case, each defendant has to pay him at least $150,000 in damage, which Marsh stressed is prescribed under the anti-child abuse law in favor of young, innocent victims.

Marsh also said Elden continues to suffer from being photographed in 1991 as a baby swimming naked and showing his penis for use as cover for Nirvana’s hit album that eventually sold 30 million copies worldwide.