Ron Jeremy on AVN Awards Ban: I Wasn’t Going Anyway (Exclusive)

Porn star had his annual invite rescinded after sexual assault accusations mounted

Ron Jeremy banned from Saturday’s AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and Awards? That’s cool — the porn star wasn’t going anyway, he told TheWrap through a spokesperson.

“I was not planning on attending the AVN’s this year anyway as I’m filming 2 movies and performing stand up comedy all week,” Jeremy said. “All serious allegations are false. The truth with [sic] come out soon.”

The adult-film actor’s admission of being a “groper” in a November statement to Rolling Stone was a violation of the AVN’s code of conduct, hence the ban. Jeremy had previously denied the more serious accusations levied against him, which include rape.

Read a snippet of Jeremy’s lengthy statement to Rolling Stone below, addressing all sorts of accusations.

I have never and would never rape anyone. All serious allegations have been investigated by police and dismissed by judges, as have most of the accusations of “Groping.” I have never been charged nor spent one day in court for any of this. And these are old allegations. Check, Anything about me appearing in court or in jail, is public record. I was only arrested 20 years ago when I was fighting for Freedom Of Speech with Hal Freeman. The police who looked into the groping charges have always said that they watch the video from the event or whatever and that I did nothing wrong or illegal. They then ask if I want to press charges against The people making false accusations. I never have.

As for the charges of Groping, I say yes, I AM A GROPER. And by groper, I mean I get paid to show up to these shows, events, and photo shoots and touch the people and they touch me. I’m not the young stud I was, but I still draw a crowd. And we are talking about things that are within reason, in front of police officer’s and security that are always there as well as the tons of cameras And the general public. But seriously, if you were going to be around Ron Jeremy, wouldn’t you assume that I’d be a little bit touchy Feely? Yes. This is what I do for a living. I am not Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Weinstein, or Cosby.

Read Jeremy’s full statement at the end of the Rolling Stone investigative piece here.

The AVN Awards, hosted by porn stars Angela White and Harli Lotts, will take place Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. You know, without Jeremy.