PORN KING: THE RISE AND FALL OF RON JEREMY

For Channel 4

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The world’s biggest porn star, Ron Jeremy, is facing 34 counts of rape and sexual assault. With world exclusive access to the women accusing him, insider testimony and rare archive, this series tells the inside story of the maverick’s 40 year porn career, revealing how his alleged crimes were eventually brought to light.

Jeremy shoots to fame during the 1970s’ golden age of porn. He’s funny, smart and likeable but rumours swirl that he is assaulting his co-stars. British porn star Lianne Young – formerly Billie Britt – says Jeremy assaulted her at a party in full view of other people.

By the ‘90s he’s crossed over into the mainstream: making Hollywood friends, becoming a reality star and selling his own range of rum. But his alleged offending becomes more prolific. He’s accused of molesting a 15 year-old girl, as well as a church-going lifelong friend. Finally, police investigate.

Producer/Director: Storm Theunissen.
Producer Lisa Charles
Exec Producers Nick Godwin and Tom Porter

Times: ‘harrowing, smartly structured two part documentary’
Guardian: 4 stars – ‘a terrifying tale of rape accusations in the porn industry’
Telegraph: 4 stars
Sun: ‘Explosive’
Sunday Times: ‘The female porn stars were incredibly watchable…’

Nominated for a TBI Content Innovation Award as Best Crime Series.

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