Nicknamed “The Hedgehog”, Jeremy was ranked by AVN at No. 1 in their “50 Top Porn Stars of All Time” list. Jeremy has also made a number of non-pornographic media appearances, and director Scott J. Gill filmed a documentary about him and his legacy, Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy, which was released in 2001.
More than a dozen women have publicly accused Jeremy of sexual assault over the years. Several of the allegations relate to his appearances at fan conventions, alleging that he would grope and insert his fingers into attendees without their consent. In June 2020, Jeremy was charged with four counts of rape and sexual assault involving four women and in August 2020, he was charged with another 20 counts of either rape or sexual assault over a span of 16 years from 2004 to 2020 that involved 12 women and a 15-year-old girl. In total, Jeremy faces a 250-year prison sentence