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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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Attractive?    

DO not speak badly about kim. She is only trying to shut me up. I cannot stop. I do not even live in the US. Yet, I write extensively about US law. I should shot myself now and get over myself. I am horrible. Kim you rock.

2758 days ago
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deanne    

Is it me or has anyone else noticed this. If you hang out with Paris Hiltion, you will either end up in rehab, have a sex tape leaked, get a DUI, go to jail for child molestation/rape.
She is like the worst good luck charm ever!
FOR THIS SICK S.O.B who is facing these charges...No words to describe the disgust I have for you. No words are powerful enough to describe your sick, and pathetic actions.
As a boutique owner, I saw your new line of jeans at MAGIC in Vegas...they suck, and are beyond overpriced. I was not impressed.

What's next? Anand goes to rehab? Geesh, everyone jump on the bandwagon! It's very trendy these days.

MEH

2758 days ago
18.

deanne    

GOD IS VERY CONCERNED FOR YOUR WELL BEING..he begged me to send you back to him. Hmm!

2758 days ago
19.

He's Boring now    

Watching Rome burn and the Fall of Babylon....the whole lot of this bunch will go down, some to rehab, some to the funny farm, some to suicide, and some, like this one, to jail. It is a given and now a right of passage for those that choose this lifestyle.

Cant wait to see what Hollywood History has to say of this time period and bunch.

Have fun in LACO, they can only protect you for so long, sooner or later, either in County or the Big House you will come to know what your rape victims felt at your own hands.

2758 days ago
20.

Meanies    

Anyone hear of innocent until proven guilt?

2758 days ago
21.

A Man Who Knows!    

She probably wanted it! You know the type it's all good until you throw 'em out your sheets then they go crying to mommy. Suck it up!

2758 days ago
22.

He's Boring now    

Go back to India since they named you as one of the worlds most influential 50 Indians..we dont need that influence here. Guess you're gonna miss your March 20th fashion show scheduled for Culver City huh?, or maybe you're planning on doing a remote from LA County Jail. Note too, your people have taken down the "comments and contact" portion of your web site. Wonder why?

You will never be able to show your face in public again if convicted my good son. So best pack your shit and split to India during bond, go sell your garbage you fooled the rich stars to buy over there.

2758 days ago
23.

Stampy    

why do people even support these random creepy queer scum bags to begin with, it's obvious they have screws loose

2758 days ago
24.

JOE    

PUT HIM IN PRISON SEE HOW LONG HE LIVES

2758 days ago
25.

Meanies    

It's not Paris Hilton's fault this guy is accused of (not found guilty yet) of these crimes. And I'm disgusted by the number of racist/homophobic comments on this. Geez people!

2758 days ago
26.

t. campus    

i have several comments about anand jon:
1. When he attended parson's school of design in NYC he was know, as was his cousin, as being a rather oily, scary character. He had a terrible habit of wearing too much cologne.
2. I worked as a tv producer for a fashion show, so i am also familar with his entry into the field. talent? none at all. he somehow got hooked up with wannabe socalites--he gave them his cheesy clothes for free--and they wanted to 'model'. Somehow that has spun his limited success with these young, tasteless women.
3. I remember that the day after 9/11 he sent out an email to everyone in the media--fashion industry--stating something like 'the anand jon team is alright. we all survived. " It was a total joke.
4. During interviews he would sit on the floor, cross legged like he was some kind of spiritual leader. the guy was seriously sick! A real egomaniac!

2758 days ago
27.

That explains things!    

Good Lawd!!!!!! How does he find time to rape and molest so many fuggin people????

WHY aren't these people coming forward sooner?????

He's suppose to be absorbed in cutting his little sissy patterns and this SICKO is fuggin raping everybody he comes in contact with!

WHO the hell is he anyways???????????

They don't take too kindly to SHORT EYES where he's headed. He'll need enough money to buy solitary confinement cause if not, that azz of his will be on borrowed time for sure.

Is it true that most Rapists have little teeny weenies????? Hmmmmm.

2758 days ago
28.

johnebgood    

just another hollywood sick-tiicket.

2758 days ago
29.

STALIN    

he WILL get the shit kicked out of him in prison and i do hope they use a plunger up his ass!

2758 days ago
30.

thetruth    

Please do not jump to conclusions. The charges are not reflective of the facts.

Ronald Richards, Esq. (Anand's attorney)
www.ronaldrichards.com

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