Today we are going to talk about the 200-pound gorilla in the room. Or I guess it would be more accurate to say, the 200-pound hedgehog.
This is a 64-year-old man that has been in the industry for some 40 odd years. In 2009, the free speech coalition awarded Ron Jeremy the Positive Image Award, despite the fact that for years people have been complaining about him including multiple times that very year they gave him the award.
Only now that the mainstream media has outed Ron Jeremy’s sexual assaults, does the Free Speech Coalition take a stand and take back his “Positive Image Award”.
Because Ron Jeremy has been around so long, back even during the times of John Holmes and Traci Lords he gets a lot of attention in the media and fans flock to see him.
Those behind the scenes, however, think of Ron Jeremy more like a trained monkey. For years his actual contribution to moviemaking has been almost nothing. I mean let’s be real, even he will admit he’s not the best looking man, so not a lot of companies were lining up to cast him in scenes with hot, young stars.
But show organizers quickly realized that his name still had some power and it would draw a crowd at events and the more fans they could get in the door, the more money they could charge advertisers.
So they would pay him to show up to these events and for at least the first 10 or 20 years the fans wanted what some refer to as the Ron Jeremy experience. Men would even bring their wives to be groped by the legend. It was like a novelty act – but instead of paying Santa to sit on his lap and get your picture taken, you would get groped by Ron Jeremy.
Only times changed and nobody told Ron Jeremy. He was like a monkey, doing what he thought he was paid to do – see a fan, grab her boob, take a pic, move on.
Only the show organizers forgot to retrain their little monkey and teach him that young ladies today don’t want to be grouped by some dirty old man.
If anyone else were to do what Ron Jeremy did they would have gotten bitch slapped or even worse, possibly even arrested for sexual assault.
But Ron Jeremy was this oddity and nobody really knew what to do with him. He was this creepy old guy that everyone felt sorry for.
Everyone who has been in the industry for more than 5 minutes knew what Ron Jeremy was up to but nobody did anything about it. It was always just “Oh that’s just Ron“. It’s hard to explain why so many people turned a blind eye, but they did.
Now that the truth is out there, we are faced with the question, did he mean to be a sexual predator or was he just the trained monkey that didn’t know better?
Here’s a picture that Diana Lynn Nelson posted on Facebook, letting others in a thread about Ron Jeremy know what happened to her. “He did that to me while me and my husband were posing for a photo it was awful”.
She went on to say, “I never shared them till this has come out about him some people think it’s ok because of who he is it’s even grosser because of who he is . I felt so violated and wish I I done something at the time I tweeted the pics all over and haven’t gotten any response and I even sent them to Ron.”
I would like to think Ron Jeremy just didn’t know better, that he spent so much of his life being paid to be the pervy gross guy, the oddity at the freak show, that as times changed he stayed the same.
But then when you hear things like this, you have to say enough is enough. This guy clearly has problems and we can’t turn a blind eye to his antics anymore.
Sadly the female who posted this wasn’t joking. According to her, he actually pooped in her friend’s shower and left. I can’t even wrap my mind around what kind of person would do something like that.
Mike Jones was one of the few who has spoken about the problem for years, but his complaints fell on deaf ears.
A man who goes by the name JP Campbell chimes in and says “Do we really want to live in a world where Ron Jeremy Cant pull out a pornstars boob at a PORN show?”
And maybe that is the problem. Some people don’t get that there’s no world that exists where touching a female without her consent is okay — It doesn’t matter if she’s a porn star, a housewife, a waitress or a business executive.
Maybe far more people should watch this video.
Hello, my name is Kelli Roberts. I am a published author, AVN nominated producer, and webmaster who has worked in the adult industry since August of 1996.