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Celebrity Designer Arrested on Rape Charges

3/13/2007 7:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anand JonFashion designer to the stars, Anand Jon, was arrested and jailed after cops say he raped two people.

According to the felony complaint obtained by TMZ, Jon allegedly committed a variety of horrific acts on three separate victims between October of 2004 and March 5, 2007. Along with two counts of forcible rape, Jon is also facing charges of "sexual battery by restraint, attempted forcible oral copulation and two counts of committing a lewd act upon a child."

In the document, police claim that Anand, 30, used an accomplice during the alleged sexual battery and forcible copulation. The investigation into that person is ongoing.
Anand Jon and Paula Abdul
Jon, who has been featured on MTV and is known to hang out with Paris Hilton, Paula Abdul and Michelle Rodriguez, was arrested by Beverly Hills Police on March 6, after one of his accusers came forward to authorities. An investigation uncovered two other potential victims, the youngest of whom is 15-years-old.

Jon is currently behind bars in Los Angeles County Jail, as reported earlier by New York Daily News, with bail set at $1,365,000. Jon is due back in court to face a judge on April 4.

Paris Hilton was scheduled to attend a major launch of Anand Jon's new line in India in Fall 2007, where Jon was born. The New York based designer has appeared on "America's Next Top Model." AJ Jeans were unveiled on Valentine's Day at MAGIC, a huge fashion industry convention in Las Vegas.

In 2004, Anand was featured in the "Power & Influence" list in Newsweek. He was also selected by then NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for a 2000 showcase as one of the top seventy-five designers in the world. Anand's hand-painted Medusa Jeans retail for a whopping $720.

TMZ shot video of Anand Jon last July in the Hamptons at a benefit for Nature's Sanctuary, which was hosted by Michelle Rodriguez.


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uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

Who is this so called "celebrity designer"? Never heard of him and who cares anyway.

2779 days ago
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tmzfan    

First!!! THis is disgusting!

2779 days ago
3.

theblemish    

There's too many crazies hanging around Paris Hilton.

http://theblemish.com

2779 days ago
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LOL    

DIE!!!!!!!!! YOU SICK BASTARD!!!!
YOU ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH!!!
HOPE YOU END UP IN JAIL AND THEY GIVE IT TO YOU UP THE ASS!!!!!
YOU ARE A SORRY EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEIGN

2779 days ago
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dominatrixdebraopri....    

anyone who violates a child needs to have something cut off, like his hands. Shame on him and shame on anyone who buys his stuff and shame on anyone who hangs out with him. Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.

2779 days ago
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fdodgerfan    

What a shame.

2779 days ago
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Only in    

Rumor is they were young boys

2779 days ago
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carolihne ray    

this is the type of trash that MTV promotes and hollywood celebrities love to hang out with.

2779 days ago
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Only in    

CAUTION: you are about to enter a no spin zone!

2779 days ago
10.

Torrie    

PS...Loving that comment from # 5...

Team Marlene!

2779 days ago
11.

S    

He looks like a filthy garlic wreaking "Persian" (as they like to call themselves). This Iraqi or Iranian...Whatever he is, looks guilty of something. That whole Parasite Hilton crowd is no good. That goes for Mario Laundromat (Perez Hilton) too. They should all be marched into the sea.

2779 days ago
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Sean Bresnahan    

I think you will see a similar fate awaits this whole generation of Hollywood "style setters". Their dissolute, selfish, amoral, miserable behavior promises to bring them all down. What wonderful reading it will be: "The Fall of the House of Hilton".

2779 days ago
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Sean Bresnahan    

Strangely vague about the gender of his alleged victims. Hmm...

2779 days ago
14.

Rex    

It didn't say if he raped guys or girls. That would be a key factor in this story. What's the big deal anyway? If we stop making sex such a taboo, dirty subject then men wouldn't be able to victimize people with it. It's just sex. Sex is a beautiful thing and we all should enjoy it as much as possible with as many people as possible.

2779 days ago
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Attractive?    

That's hot. I hope he gets life if he is guilty. Freak

2779 days ago
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