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Anand Jon is a Fashionable Rapist

15 Mar

Anand Jon Alexander. Do you recognize the name? You will by the time you finish reading this.

The 33-year-old India born fashion designer, who made it to Newsweek’s list of people to watch out for (Ha! The irony!) in 2007, has shifted residence from Beverly Hills to an L.A. county jail where he awaits bail on multiple charges of rape and assault on a minor.

According to TMZ.com, the alleged incidents (featuring at least three separate victims) occurred between October, 2004 and March 5, 2007. And if the comments section of their report is something to go by, nobody who knows Alexander should be surprised.

I interned for him so I know what a perverted creep he is, so I KNOW he did it ! He has major issues with his ego and if you don’t accept his flirting then he gets very mean quick. He trys [sic] to take advantage of young wannabe fashion designers and models, says one poster. Another, who will only say that she knows him personally, says pretty much the same thing.

This isn’t Alexander’s first brush with the law. A TMZ update says that Alexander got off with a three-year probation sentence in 2003 when he was accused of committing lewd acts on a child. The judge ordered him to stay away from kids under 18; an order he apparently mistook for a request because one of his latest victims is 15 years old. The same report carries the following quote from Alexander’s lawyer:

My predecessor counsel [previous lawyer] did an excellent job of exposing the overcharged complaint and by doing so resolved the case for a low grade non-priorable, non-registerable, non-admissible plea of no contest, which was expunged and set aside by the court we are in now. At no time did the DA’s office or the police ever disclose to the court any violations of any law during his three-year summary informal probation, which includes the 2004 incident to which he has now been charged for.

Alexander has some prominent Indian connections: his mother is the elder sister of Malayalam vocal artist Yesudas’s wife and is well-known in Cochin where she ran a beauty salon for many years. His sister Sanjana Jon is a New York based fashion designer who made her debut at the 2006 New York Fashion Week. She also came to India with Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera in 2006 as part of an AIDS awareness campaign. Looks like she should’ve started at home.

Alexander himself planned to bring his Fall 2007 collection to India this year (“[He] has a unique talent for blending the spiritual with the chic”) and had reportedly talked good friend Paris Hilton into making an appearance.

Wait! Wait! ‘Good friend Paris Hilton’? Who’re his other friends? Well, Michelle Rodriguez, the morose jailbird who got kicked off Lost and the always entertaining, often indecipherable Paula Abdul are some of the other names mentioned.

If that’s the crowd he’s running around with, I’m not surprised to find him cooling his heels in jail on a $1, 365, 000 bond while police search for an accomplice who apparently helped bro out by holding one of the alleged victims down while he raped her.

Nice. Creep me out some more, why don’t you? Not that he’s going to get the chance – at least, not if the immigration authorities have anything to say about it.

If convicted and handed the maximum sentence, Alexander can design overpriced jeans from prison… for the rest of his life.

Update 1: 46 charges raises specter of The Crucible

Update 2: Now it’s 59 charges and counting

[originally published at Desicritics.org]

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10 Comments

Posted by on March 15, 2007 in Celebrity, News

 

10 responses to “Anand Jon is a Fashionable Rapist

  1. Dawn

    March 15, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    That was way more indepth and far better written than my piece. You should be writing for Glosslip. I joke you not.

     
  2. Desigirl

    March 16, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Who’s da creep and where do you dig them from?
    Looks like a creepozoid too!

     
  3. Amrita

    March 17, 2007 at 5:57 am

    Dawn, to give credit where its due, I had an excellent source on this story: my mom 🙂 And hey, I love what you’re doing with Glosslip!

    DG – he does, doesnt he? bleh. pervert. you should have heard my mom and our maid talking him over. it was hilarious. “He was doing so well. Why couldnt he find a nice girl and marry? These children these days only want to do bad things.”

    I never didnt.

     
  4. jacobjijimon

    January 19, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    my wife minu george (Holy angels’convent TVM) and Anand jon,his sister Anju were classmates and she witness that these rumours must be real fake since they born were born and brought up in a very good family environment. This is a real case of envy towards an excellent comming up fashion designer. We strongly object to the false stories laid on Anand jon. I request the US authority to set him free by avoiding a most sinful judgement.

     
  5. High Priestess

    September 13, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    What the hell does being born into a “good family” have to do with ANYTHING?

    His family is not on trial for the crimes, HE IS!

    Sheesh!

     
  6. Amrita

    September 14, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    HP – tell me when you figure it out 🙂

     
  7. rani

    October 15, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Anand jon has done all this because of his families support.His mother should have got the children married at right age.She has her own pleasures in life in Chennai India and other places and because of her negligence,anand is injail.I pity him and now the mother is mourning what for

     
  8. Sue

    November 14, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Let me get this straight: Anand Jon is in jail because of his MOTHER’s negligence? Are you KIDDING ME? All parents can do is teach their children correctly and hope for the best. A person turns out the way they want to turn out. His mother did not make him rape these women. He chose to do that. He chose to go down this path. He alone is responsible for the outcome of his life. Not his Mother, not his family…him and him alone.

     
 
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