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Anand Jon's Courtroom Arrest -- Caught on Tape

6/12/2007 6:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Stone-faced and silent, a clean-cut Anand Jon was taken out of a Beverly Hills courtroom wearing a brand new steel accessory around his wrists -- and TMZ caught the whole thing on tape!

As TMZ reported earlier, Jon was in court facing 13 new counts of sexual misconduct, when plainclothes officers, acting on a warrant issued in Dallas, placed the fashion guru under arrest on three counts of committing sexual assault with a minor in the state of Texas. Tears streamed down the faces of his mother and sister as he was tossed into the back of a police vehicle.

Jon, who often hung out with stars like Paris Hilton and Paula Abdul, faces a total of 46 counts of sexual wrongdoing in California. Jon's lawyer, Danny Davis, claims that, "It appears to be in this case, fairly, gossip among young models that's gone a little wild."

UPDATE: Shortly after the arrest, Anand Jon returned to a Beverly Hills courtroom -- in cuffs -- where he pled not guilty to the 13 new charges filed against him. During the proceeding, the prosecutor referred to Jon as a "serial rapist." The judge then remanded him to custody until he can post the $500,000 bail on the new Texas charges. Jon is due in Beverly Hills court again on August 28.

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kapo    

HEAR ME OUT ,MELANIE AGAIN WRITING UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES
I AM NOT BRAZILLIAN AND I KNOW ANAND JON AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING THESE GIRLS ARE FABRICATING AND LYING-WHY WERE THEY PARTYING AND HANGING AROUND
THEY SHOULDVE NOT BEEN THERE AT ALL---
AGAIN WHY ARE YOU ATTACKING ME OR ANYONE SUPPORTING HIM- YOU SEEM VERY VINDICTIVE
THE MORE YOU ATTACK IT ONLY SHOWS YOU ARE PERSONALLY AGAINST -
WHATEVER YOU FEEL OR WANT TO FEEL IS YOUR CHOICE BUT I AS MANY OTHER PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE TRUTH NOW SUPPORT AND WILL STAND BY HIM

2674 days ago
2.

Rina    

Those who do not know Anand Jon, I would like to bring some info from credible sources. One thing you need to know that he was always surrounded by his family. He was always very ambitious about his future, not like many of the people who are only after material pleasures. Such a man will never ruin his life by raping or molesting girls.
please read:

Anand Jon -- International New Star Award Less than four years after his debut collection, Indian-born and New York-based Anand Jon has captured the imitation of the international fashion glitterati and the headlines of the international journalistic literati. By doing so, the twentysomething designer has become, in essence, a prophet in the new wave of luxury, high-fashion apparel. FWA will recognize his meteoric rise and his revolutionary designs as the 2002 International New Star Award honoree. Jon's designs reflect a unique fusion of exotica, art and technology - a transcendental, yet modern, approach to fashion. This approach is encapsulated by the designer's often-quoted philosophy: "I meditate at night and when I wake up, I check my e-mail." Jon developed a passion for metals and fabrics under the tutelage of master artisans and his grandmother, whom he credits as one of the most influential women in his life.
ZP

2665 days ago
3.

COOLGUY    

Finally something that makes sense, why would this guy risk everything . He has been framed and i am waiting to see the truth. He would not need to destroy everything he built for years. He is the victim

2662 days ago
4.

AJ Fans    

More about Anand Jon, for those who are coming out to support him, and for those who were unintentionaly turned against him. We are hundred percent sure that his innocence will be proved at the end of the trial. But the troubles and pains he and his family going through cannot be justified. We wish such a stuation should not happen to any innocent person because of the nature of the profession he is in.. because his models are girls.. because he was leaping towards the top of fame....

More abount Anand...

Jon often pays homage to his heritage, celebrating the source of his intellectual and creative impulses as well as his journey from the exotic shores of his motherland to the metropolitan synergy of New York City. A visual and tactile artisan of "functional luxury" (as coined by Women's Wear Daily), Jon's collections often incorporate geometric lines and shapes as underlying structural elements. At 17, Jon left India on a scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where he received his associate degree. He then moved to New York and earned a Bachelor's degree from Parson's School of Design. Upon graduation, he teamed up with his mother to launch his debut collection for Spring 1999 at the Council of Fashion Designer's 7th on Sixth Fashion Week. His high-profile client list boasts celebrities, royalty and socialites, including Nicky Hilton, Ananda Lewis, Princess Olivia de Bourbon, Queen Noor of Jordan, Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka, Rudy Guiliani, James Gandolfini, Ben Stiller, Lynn Whittfield, Gloria Estefan, Mya and Mary J. Blige, among others.



2625 days ago
5.

model    

the above comments are written by anand jon's family
if all of this were true why is anand jon sitting in jail in dallas, texas today?
how could so many models that dont know one another personally frame him
WHY did he recruit young models from myspace AND not a proper modelling agency??
WHY did he invite these unexperienced young girls to live with him and pay rent at his beverly hills studio apartment?
why did he sew his own labels onto other affluent designers clothing?
any intelligent person will discover that NOONE IS FRAMING ANAND JON!
all of these statements ARE FACTS!
please dont read the fiction
and get REAL!!

2660 days ago
6.

model    

Anand Jon, celebrity fashion designer, is facing 13 more counts of sexual misconduct from 6 new accusers, bringing the total number of charges against him to 46. This brings the total number of accusers in this case to 18, and they range in age from 14 to 27-years-old. You got that math?

Among the new charges were 3 new charges of rape including:

sexual penetration by a foreign object, assault with intent to commit a felony, forcible rape and forcible oral copulation.

Anand is out on a $1.365 million bail, and his lawyer, Ronald Richards says the accusers are all disgruntled former models.

Ok, if it were one woman, this might be easier to believe, but 18 different women claiming that he raped them?! That’s a lot, and I normally am not one to judge–actually yes I am one to judge, but still–it’s hard to believe his innocence when there are that many possible victims

2660 days ago
7.

model    

ummm yeah right!!!!
innocent HE IS NOT!!!

2618 days ago
8.

Tangie    

Hung out with Paris? Figures! Castrate this scum! (whoever the hell he is)

2689 days ago
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Mary T.    

Paris said to tell you that's HOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.

2689 days ago
10.

Mary T.    

CALIFORNIA....Harvey.....Does anyone in another state ever do anything you could tell about......CALIFORNIA is sliding into the ocean....PEOPLE around Hollyweird and LA have gone insane.................

2689 days ago
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Just my opinion    

PERVERTED F***ER

2689 days ago
12.

budweiser    

Say Hello to Death Row in Texas!

2689 days ago
13.

Michelle    

The best Jon's lawyer, Danny Davis, can come up with is this is just a bunch of models telling fairy tales? Great lawyer you've got there!!!! Stick a fork in ya, cuz you're done!!! Not to mention how degrading he is being to models and women in general. You two deserve each other.

2689 days ago
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Michelle    

So Jon's lawyer describes raping minors as "gossip gone a little wild?" He must go back to law school!

2689 days ago
15.

kim suck    

whack his Balls off!!!

2689 days ago
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