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Old November 13th, 2008, 11:27 PM
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This case has been going on for quite some time. Today Anand Jon was found guilty by a jury.

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LOS ANGELES: An up-and-coming Indian-born fashion designer who has worked with A-list celebrities was convicted on Thursday of sexually
assaulting seven girls and women, some of them aspiring models lured to Los Angeles with promises of jobs and stays at luxury hotels. ( Watch )

After nearly two weeks of deliberation, a jury found Anand Jon Alexander, once featured on "America's Next Top Model," guilty of 14 felonies, including forcible rape, and two misdemeanours. Authorities said his victims ranged in age from 14 to 21.

The 34-year-old designer faces a mandatory life sentence because the jury found he had committed multiple forceful acts against multiple victims. He must serve 67 years before he is eligible for parole, meaning he will probably spend the rest of his life in prison.

Several people in the courtroom gasped as the verdicts were read, but Alexander showed no emotion. The 34-year-old designer wore a light gray suit and yellow tie, his black hair pulled back in a ponytail. He nodded grimly toward supporters before he was led away by sheriff's deputies.

He is under indictment in New York on similar charges involving nine women and is under investigation by authorities in Texas and Massachusetts.

"The ones that we know of are probably the tip of the iceberg of what truly exists," prosecutor Frances Young said outside court after the verdicts were read.

Alexander's attorneys maintained he was innocent, saying that there was a lack of physical evidence and that the women lied in court and sought revenge. Defense attorney Larry Levine said he would appeal.

"This case is not over by a long shot," Levine told reporters outside court. "For now, we are disappointed."

Levine said several victims were not credible because they remained in contact with Alexander after the alleged assaults, calling him on many occasions on his cell phone. Prosecutors said it was Alexander who kept in contact with the victims.

He was convicted of forcible rape, multiple counts of committing a lewd act on a child, attempted forcible oral copulation, and attempted sexual assault.

He was found not guilty of four felonies, including sexual penetration by a foreign object, oral copulation of a person under 18, and unlawful sexual intercourse. Jurors could not reach a verdict on three counts, and Superior Court judge David Wesley declared a mistrial on those charges.

Outside the courtroom, several of Alexander's friends and relatives huddled together, some weeping openly. They declined to be interviewed.

Defence attorney Anthony Brooklier said jurors were swayed by the sheer number of charges and didn't judge each allegation on its merits.

"They were a bunch of weak cases. ... The cumulative effect was probably very prejudicial," Brooklier said.

The prosecutor, smiling broadly, said she was relieved by the verdicts and credited the victims with having the courage to come forward and testify.

"Mr. Alexander is a 34-year-old man who masquerades as a fashion designer," Young said. "Similar to the way paedophiles surround themselves with children, he chose a career where be could be surrounded by young, very naive, very impressionable girls ... and victimized them."

Sentencing is set for January. Before his arrest last year, Alexander was featured on "Top Model" and touted by Newsweek as a person to watch. His Web site lists dozens of celebrity A-listers as clients, including Paris Hilton, described as a fan of Alexander's hand-printed jeans, which sell for more than $700. He has also worked with singer Mary J Blige.

Beverly Hills police began investigating Alexander in March 2007 when a woman reported she had been sexually assaulted in his apartment.

Alexander graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York and launched a fashion line in 1999.

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Old November 13th, 2008, 11:31 PM
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Here is when reports first surfaced more than a year ago.

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15 Mar 2007, 0027 hrs IST, CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA, TNN

WASHINGTON: Indian celebrity fashionista Anand Jon, counted among America’s top designers and credited with dressing the likes of Paris Hilton and Paula Abdul, is in the clink charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and rape.

Jon, 30, was arrested at his Beverly Hills apartment on March 6 on the basis of a complaint by a woman who accused him of sexual assault and rape, authorities said. Subsequent investigations resulted in other women, including a 15-year old, coming up with more charges.

"There was sufficient information that warranted the arrest," Beverly Hills Police Dept. Lt. Mitch McCann told The New York Daily News, which first reported the arrest in a small brief headlined 'Designer Bust.'

Jon is currently behind bars in Los Angeles County Jail with bail set at $1,365,000. He is due back in court to face a judge on April 4.

A ten-page, seven-count felony complaint against Jon charges him with sexual assault, rape and lewd acts involving two women and a 15-year old girl. If convicted, he faces a maximum of life in prison. The complaint also cites an unnamed accomplice.

Jon’s attorneys have refuted the charges saying "he did not break any laws with respect to the contact he had with these women."

"When you have people desperate to be in fashion, they get upset when you don‘t place them where they want to be," his lawyer Ronald Richards told the local media, adding that his client was "involved with many different women."

The development has shocked the fashion industry where Jon was considered one of the rising stars.

A graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, Jon launched his fashion career in 1999 and has made steady progress in the industry since then. He was selected by then NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for a 2000 showcase as one of the top seventy-five designers in the world.

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Here is when reports first surfaced more than a year ago.
Hang that pervert .. Shame on you.. You have lost your name and fame on your own how disgusting ..
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Hang that pervert .. Shame on you.. You have lost your name and fame on your own how disgusting ..
i think it is false charges. US racists are noticing indian immigrants only now. it must be like Harbhajan-Symonds case.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Re: Designer Anand Jon convicted of sexual assault in US

There seems to be some area of reasonable doubt becasue many of the charges were dismissed. Who knows the real facts.

But there is a chance that Anand did make some 'advances' to these young women. Who knows!

Infact the Indian Consulate had expressed the Govt. of India's concerns over this case. Indian govt. did not want to interfere in the case, but was concerned if all the legal facilities had been provided to Anand.

Anyway, would be interesting to know what happens next as there are cases pending elsewhere too.
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There seems to be some area of reasonable doubt becasue many of the charges were dismissed. Who knows the real facts.

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agree..

i still have mah doubts..no physical evidence that means NO DNA

if he in fact gets life in prison, he will die in prison..as it is, child molesters and rapists are the 1st ones to be targeted in prisons..
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Re: Designer Anand Jon convicted of sexual assault in US

He just needs a good team of lawyers......
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Sheer case of racial discrimination. I think the goras cannot swallow the fact that a non-gora breed person is swinging so high. In a country like america and that too in fashion scene, case of sexual assault is just a joke. Goras will be goras :frown:
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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This fellow had access to such hot chicks and I am sure many in the fashion modelling world sleep quite easily with designers. I dont know why he had to force them into sex? I feel there is some truth to the story as so many accussations have been filed. Maybe it did not happen as reported, maybe it was consensual and then later some of the accusors decided to be vengeful for whatever reason.

But this guy is stupid. He should have been cautious and not screwed around like this.

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November 14, 2008
A 12-member jury at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday convicted fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, 34, for sexually assaulting seven women.
The six men and six women jury found him guilty of 16 of 23 counts, which include forcible rape and committing a lewd act on a child. He was acquitted of four counts.

Now Jon faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for January 13.

Jon, an Indian citizen whose family is originally from Kerala, was arrested on rape charges on March 6, 2007, in Beverly Hills, California, after a female acquaintance accused him of sexually assaulting her in his apartment on the night of March 4, 2007.

On March 19, 2007, he was indicted on 13 additional counts.

In the months that followed, the number of accusations increased exponentially.

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Re: Designer Anand Jon convicted of sexual assault in US

A very wicked joke comes to mind - The defense lawyer should prove that the allegations are baseless by doing a Johhny Cochrane defense.

Defense lawyer: "My lord, have you seen Madhur Bhandarkar's latest film Fashion?:

Judge : "Madhu... who? what?"

Defense lawyer:"Sir, he is an authority on making very well researched and authoratative films on any topic."

Judge: "What has his film Fashion got to do with this case?"

Defense lawyer: "My Lord... dont you see. Women are alleging Anand raped them, but sir, as per the film all fashion designers are gay!. My client is also gay by that definition!"

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November 14, 2008

By August 2007, Anand had been charged with over 40 felony and misdemeanour counts in California and Texas, including forcible rape, lewd acts upon a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sexual battery by restraint, attempted forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by a foreign object.

In November, he was hit with another 40-count indictment in New York, where he has shared a home with his mother and sister for several years.

Roughly 30 alleged victims from California, Texas and New York have cooperated with police, and Jon has been charged in all three states.

The defense argued that these women were out to take revenge on Jon. They also produced evidences that these women interacted with Jon for a long time after the alleged assaults.

But the jury did not go with the defense and convicted Jon.

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I hope that he really is guilty - in which case he should be punished. But he could have lured them with great "jobs", and asked for "sex". After the sex, he cud have run away. Women can be very vindictive in such a case. Then someone rapes and all join in.

What evidence is there if there is no physical evidence? Just a bunch of women saying "he raped me 1 year ago?" The numbers could be overwhelming. I don't know. I neither love nor hate Jon. But from what I hear, he was a bit of a casanova. Casanovas don't rape, they charm (incl with false promises)

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I hope that he really is guilty - in which case he should be punished. But he could have lured them with great "jobs", and asked for "sex". After the sex, he cud have run away. Women can be very vindictive in such a case. Then someone rapes and all join in.

What evidence is there if there is no physical evidence? Just a bunch of women saying "he raped me 1 year ago?" The numbers could be overwhelming. I don't know. I neither love nor hate Jon. But from what I hear, he was a bit of a casanova. Casanovas don't rape, they charm (incl with false promises)

I just hope justice is done
I also had the same feeling - some charges were dismissed. How come? I mean if they were false then maybe the other claims are false. And one more thing I dont understand is that why was rape reported so late? This is America where the social pressures aren't as much as in India to report a rape. Also the US judicial system affords much more anonymity and support for a rape victim.

On the other hand if this fellow has used girls for sex on false promises then he does deserve punishment.
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I also had the same feeling - some charges were dismissed. How come? I mean if they were false then maybe the other claims are false. And one more thing I dont understand is that why was rape reported so late? This is America where the social pressures aren't as much as in India to report a rape. Also the US judicial system affords much more anonymity and support for a rape victim.

On the other hand if this fellow has used girls for sex on false promises then he does deserve punishment.
cha pai why does he deserve punishment? If these women were stupid enough to fall at his feet thinking he'll give them a chance it's their fault. Unless its actual rape it's not a crime. Nobody forced these women. They did it on their own greed. If this guy was convicted of rape of so called false promises its totally wrong. These women were using him as much as he used them.
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These designers are scary people. He should have just presented his newest designs to jury. That would have just scared the shit out of them and may be left him alone.

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