Porn King: The Rise and Fall of Ron Jeremy: release date

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Channel 4’s new documentary Porn King: The Rise and Fall of Ron Jeremy chronicles the disgraced porn star’s 40-year career and alleged crimes

Porn King: The Rise and Fall of Ron Jeremy takes a look behind the scenes at the adult film industry and investigates alleged abuse suffered by female performers.

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Ron Jeremy didn’t have the typical physique associated with porn stars

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Jeremy appeared in thousands of adult films over his 40-year career before achieving mainstream fame.

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However, in recent years, allegations of sexual assault and rape regarding Jeremy dating back to 2000 have resulted in a major indictment.

Who is Ron Jeremy?

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Ron Jeremy is a former teacher-turned-adult film actor, previously ranked as the best pornstar of all time.

Jeremy left teaching to pursue a career as a stage actor, but had little success and eventually crossed over into the world of pornography.

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He holds the record for most appearances in adult films – he has appeared in more than 2,000 as an actor and several hundred more as a director.

He has also appeared in several mainstream films and documentaries throughout his career.

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Jeremy faces more than 30 counts of sexual assault pending a psychiatric evaluation

Jeremy has been accused of multiple sexual assaults over the years, and in 2020 he was charged with dozens of rapes or sexual assaults that took place over a number of years.

He was eventually charged with 34 counts of sexual assault involving 21 victims.

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Jeremy was due to stand trial in May this year, but in March the case was stayed following a mental health assessment.

Jeremy had appeared incoherently, not recognizing his own attorney. Since his indictment, he has been held in Los Angeles’ Twin Towers prison on $6.6 million bail.

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What is Porn King: The Rise and Fall of Ron Jeremy about?

The Channel 4 documentary follows Jeremy’s career in the porn industry, which spanned four decades, and attempts to understand how his alleged crimes eventually came to light.

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Female pornstars are also reflecting on the so-called golden era of porn and speaking out against Jeremy.

The documentary examines the more than 30 sexual assault charges Jeremy faces, all of which he denies.

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Some of the women in the documentary allege that they were groped or raped by Jeremy and that the culture in the industry at the time taught them to accept this abusive, criminal behavior as normal.

The second part of the documentary follows Jeremy’s transition from a career in porn to mainstream television and film and his new life as a reality star with friends in Hollywood.

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Particular attention is paid to one of Jeremy’s alleged crimes – the molestation of a 15-year-old girl. After this allegation was made, the police are finally investigating a man who was able to work in the adult film industry for 40 years.

When is Porn King on TV?

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The two-part documentary series will air Monday 15 August at 10pm on Channel 4.

The second episode will air the next day at the same time. Both episodes are 65 minutes long.

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Both episodes will be available shortly after their first airing on All 4.

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