Fashion Designer Charged With Rape

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By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Mar 20, 2007 2:14 PM CDT

(Newser) – Celeb clothier Anand Jon swapped a Smashbox Studios fashion show for a Beverly Hills jail this week, as police filed an additional 15 felony sexual assault charges against the designer. Jon, who had been slated to star in his own VH1 reality series, was arrested last week on charges that included forcible rape and lewd acts upon a child.

His growing list of accusers, including two minors, say they were promised modeling gigs—but got unwanted sex instead. Jon's claims that the women are spurned lovers angry that they didn't receive modeling work. New York fashionistas say he's not a serious player. "He has a knack for getting his photo taken, and partying with influential people," says New York stylist Phyllis Leibowitz.