Downfall of the Porn King: The Ron Jeremy Story

Ron Jeremy was an adult-film performer who appeared in thousands of films; a porn star who crossed over into the mainstream, rubbing shoulders with movies stars.

But in June 2020, he was charged with numerous counts of rape and sexual assault against 21 women.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the alleged victims, this two-part documentary provides a rare insight into the world of the adult film industry, revealing the inside story of Ron Jeremy’s 40-year career and how his alleged crimes came to light.

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Episode 1: Rise to Fame

Ron Jeremy’s rise to fame in the ‘golden age’ of the 1970’s porn industry. This is the story of how a fairly unattractive, unassuming figure became an icon in the adult film industry and the power he was able to exert. The first part of this compelling documentary charts Ron Jeremy’s rise to fame during the ‘golden age of porn’ in the 1970s. Rumors of his sexual crimes were circulating even then, but nothing was said or done. Now his alleged victims tell their story.

Episode 2: Downfall and Disgrace

The past catches up with former porn star Ron Jeremy as his alleged crimes are revealed. Ron Jeremy crossed over from the world of adult entertainment into the mainstream. He was a household name with famous Hollywood friends, a reality TVs how and even his own range of rum. But Jeremy’s former actions were about to catch up with him.

The conclusion of this disturbing documentary reveals how the porn star’s alleged crimes were eventually brought to light and his downfall was assured.

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