Celeb Designer Jon Anand Is Wanted in Dallas -- By Law Enforcement Officials

Anand Jon with one of his famous friends and clients, Paula Abdul
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Last month in the paper version of Unfair Park, Glenna Whitley told the sordid story of celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon, who allegedly promised would-be models from Dallas they were going to show off his tony togs -- right before he sexually assaulted them. Well, moments ago The Los Angeles Times reported that today, Los Angeles County prosecutors charged him with having attacked six other women -- "while authorities in Dallas have a warrant for his arrest on similar charges," reports the paper.

It's a familiar story: According to Los Angeles district attorney's office aspokesperson Jane Robison, the 33-year-old known for having designed clothes for the likes of Paris Hilton and Paula Abdul lured girls and women -- some of whom were as young as 14 -- with the promise of big-money and high-profile modeling gigs. But, instead, he raped them, say prosecutors, who have slapped 46 charged on Jon out in Los Angeles. Robison, who brands Jon "a prolific serial sexual predator," also says that Dallas authorities have obtained "a probable cause warrant to transfer" Jon to Dallas, where he will face similar charges. He's currently out on bail. --Robert Wilonsky

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.