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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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61.

to little    

2751 days ago
62.

anonymous    

I was told about this guy by some friends in the industry, and was told "if you have a sister or a cousin who models, keep them the F away from this guy" that was 3 years ago. I believe the charges.

2751 days ago
63.

susannah & mike    

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER HE DID IT OR NOT. OF COURSE, IF HE DID, HE SHOULD BE PUNISHED TO THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE THE LAW PERMITS.

H O W E V E R,

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO "INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY'?
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MEDIA , PERIOD. THE MEDIA IS A DISGRACE! YES,
THAT'S RIGHT, THE MEDIA BECAUSE A PERSON IS CONSIDERED GUILTY, TRIED,
CONVICTED IN THE MEDIA SANS THE LEGAL DISCOVERY PROCESS, DUE PROCESS, REQUIRED AS WELL AS A FAIR TRIAL. HOW DOES ANY INDIVIDUAL
GET A FAIR TRIAL ANYMORE WHEN THE MEDIA VIOLATES EVERY ASPECT OF
THE LEGAL PROCESS AND PUBLISHES, VIDEOS, COMPLAINTS, PROSPECTIVE WITNESSES, FOR AND AGAINST, EVIDENCE IMPERATIVE TO THE TRUTH OF
WHETHER OR NOT A DEFENDANT IS TRULY GUILITY OF A CRIME, ETC. RESULTING IN AND CREATING SUCH A BIAS WITHIN THE PUBLIC THAT THE DEFENDANT CAN,
IN NO WAY, EVER RECEIVE A FAIR TRIAL.

ANYTHING FOR A BUCK...THIS WORLD IS A DISGRACE, BECAUSE ITS ALL ABOUT
THE ALMIGHTY BUCK, PRESS, NOTORIETY (THINK HOWARD K. STERN, ET AL AND
ANNA NICOLE SMITH...FRAUD, DRUGS, SEX, MURDER, WHO'S THE FATHER, SHE
WAS A MONEY-HUNGRY SLUT WHO DIDN'T CARE ANYTHING ABOUT HOWARD MARSHAL EXCEPT FOR THE MONEY HE COULD GIVE HER, THE HYPOCROCY OF
HOWARD BURYING HOWARD'S URN IN VICKY LYNN, ANNA NICOLE'S CASKET AND ALL THE INSANITY AND MAYHEM THAT GOES WITH IT--MILLIONS OF BUCKS ARE PAID OUT BY THE MEDIA AND TABLOIDS AS PER HOWARD K. STERN'S CONTINUAL
AND PERPETUAL "KEEPING THE STORY ALIVE" BULLSHIT SO HE AND OTHERS CAN
BECOME THE MONEY-HUNGRY MILLIONAIRES THEY DESIRE TO BE.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MORALS, INTEGRITY, SELF-RESPECT, RESPECT FOR
OTHERS AND/OR JUST PLAIN OLE', "DOING THE RIGHT THING, THE RIGHT WAY".

"INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY", THAT IS THE MEANING OF HAVING A TRIAL
AND FLUSHING OUT THE TRUTH OF AN ALLEGED CRIME.

THE MEDIA MUST STOP POISONING THE MINDS OF THOSE WHO (PROSPECTIVE
JURORS AND LEGAL AND LEGAL PRESIDING OFFICIALS) MUST MAKE THE DETERMINATION OF WEIGHING AND EVALUATING EVIDENCE, THE TRUTH.

OR, THE NEXT PERSON WHO WILL BE FOUND GUILTY IN THE MEDIA MAY BE SOMEONE YOU LOVE, CLOSE FRIEND OR, Y O U !









2751 days ago
64.

to little    

Ummm white power your a minority in this country thank god a small minority. I think you make up less 1 percent of the US population Racist like you are a disgrace to this country... I bet you look back far enough in your famiy hystory you will have mexican, african american and everything else in your family and in your blood.... So your white ass isnt anything special or pure. And you heard that from a white man with blonde hair...

2751 days ago
65.

ms    

waitwaitWAIT...
did you READ the report??
it says: "..Alexander, who did unlaufully have and accomplish an act of sexual intercourse with a person, to wit (blacked out), NOT HIS/HER SPOUSE, against said person's will,..."
does that mean it's OK in california to RAPE YOUR SPOUSE??
why else would they have that in the report/charges??
i'm just sayin'...that's messed up

2751 days ago
66.

to little    

Not to mention that most of the mass murders in the US are guess what white...

2751 days ago
67.

Dimitry Domani    

I hope he sufer for what he did.

2751 days ago
68.

Kerri    

Why must you all use such Ignorant Language?

2751 days ago
69.

Juka    

Add to all that designing clohes for Paula Abdul and he will get at least 150 years in jail

2751 days ago
70.

Denis    

Give him a fair trial and hang him!

2751 days ago
71.

Holly    

never heard of him n paris is crazy as him!!!!!i have no i dea what she sees of him!!!!ughhhhhhhhhh tired of hearing paris hilton!!!!!wish she wasdn't the celeberty!!!!!well the desinger shouldn't of hang out those ppl!!!!jeez what wrong with ppl!!!

2751 days ago
72.

Carrie    

You just never know. I have never bought his clothes and I never would, shame on the people that continue too. Who would ever support him? And what he did to that poor child, disgusting!!

2751 days ago
73.

Carrie    

Innocent until proven guilty is obsurd, this freak did commit these crimes. For all you people who are talking about all this nonesense inncoent until proven guilty i would not be surprised to find out that you are the attorneys who represent the scum of the earth to make millions, shame on you too!! You will have your day too!!

2751 days ago
74.

John    

Maybe this lynch mob could wait till he is found guilty before you start cutting and shoving his body parts?

2751 days ago
75.

Moi    

Since, the great majority of [MALE DESIGNERS tend to be Gay] nothing personal, mind you. Why on earth would Anand Jon destroy his career?!! I'm inclined to have doubts that this startling incident may have even occurred. But of course, none of us were there. Therefore, I would much rather prefer to base my judgement on the outcome of a trial! Save your DAMNATION after the FACTS!
In the meantime, hold your baseball bats, bricks and bottles! Pretty please!

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