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July 21, 2008

An Accused Serial Rapist Speaks, Ahead of Trial

Anand_3 I got an exclusive interview with Anand Jon, the former fashion designer who will go on trial in early September for the serial rape of his models. The article, which includes the first look by a reporter at eight volumes of the models' testimony against him at the grand jury, is in the August issue of Los Angeles magazine, out this week. It is amazing to note that Jon, who has been rotting in the L.A. County Men's Jail for more than a year, has been virtually ignored both by local and national media. Is it because he was a small-time designer, hanging on the coattails of friends like Paris Hilton and Michelle Rodriguez? Is it because his victims were small-time farm girls lured to the big city and unworthy of attention?

I am told by one lawyer that this will be the biggest rape case in California history: 20 women are scheduled to testify against him. Their testimony is damning. But it is not quite clear to me that what Jon has done, in every case, was rape. The grand jury testimony is extremely weak in many places, and the womens' testimony is at times not credible on its face. (They stayed with him despite the alleged rape; they followed him to other cities; their excuse for doing so, in some cases is, "I'm not really sure.") In the article, Jon protests his innocence. But his most searing words are in a letter he wrote me from jail, which was too long to include in the magazine. I am posting it here, and am interested in any and all comments. Anand Jon does not appear to be a nice guy. But that is not a crime in any state.

Here's how the letter starts: "I have not seen the sky in months, 6, maybe 7. Kind of easy to lose track of time and yet be unbearably aware of its existence. I am awakened at around 5:30 am usually and on court days (once or twice a month so far) about 4:30 am and then remain in shackles while being a "sergeant-escort" to a tiny moving metal vertical coffin in a van and transported underground to the downtown court." (the rest

And in the interest of balance, here is excerpted grand jury testimony of one accuser, Katie W.

Comments

anand jon victim

you can try to make sense of it all you want, but he is guilty. and no i never said any of that stuff about sleeping with a hollywood director or any of that nonsense, so dont try to pull that. the police were the ones going after the victims, by the way. no one decided to get lawyers etc until the police questioned them. i may need a lawyer because i am going to need help so i dont get demeaned and torn apart by the likes of you people!

anand jon victim

what does THIS even mean?
since i (or we) can't "understand the psychological complexity" that supposedly existed in anand jon's world (which is apparently similar to Pan's Labyrinth),

who lives in a fantasy world? someone who is PSYCHOTIC!

Mali

It's pretty clear that Linda Vega and Daniel Davis are the same individual: Sanjana. The violent reaction from "Linda" especially shows a massive sign immaturity and unwillingness to give into truth. You don't react that angrily unless you know what is being said to you is the truth. At this point Anand's closest family and supporters have nothing to lose by championing his cause at all costs. They need him and they will railroad anybody to protect him. Look, I want Jon to have a fair trial too, but all of this nonsense bickering (from what appears to be his own family and friends vs supposed victims and observers) is pointless.

Just a tip to Anand's family and friends, belittling and going off on anybody who says they believe him to be guilty is not going to do Anand any favors. It merely makes him look more guilty and makes his family and supporters look like arrogant a--holes. So Sanjana, IF that's you, check your ego and rage at the door. Shut up and let justice happen. If he is innocent, the truth will prevail. You don't have to attack everybody who opposes you. Besides, if Anand hadn't been screwing his young models as we both know he did, he wouldn't be in this situation being accused of worse crimes than just being with someone underaged. Be mad at him, not everyone else.

Daniel Davis

AJV - you're still not making sense, sorry.
if there was a problem, run don't walk to the police.
you sound just like someone who would sleep with the key grip or gaffer because you'd think that it would get you to meet will smith (or at the very least the casting director). and then, blame it on the key grip! sorry kid, you are responsible for your own actions. it's too convenient to blame them on others.

and the "psychological" reference was a direct jab when you said that "It delves deeper in psychology then what you would understand." if we can't understand it infers that we are all too stupid to understand what you clearly have a grasp on. (that is sarcasm). do you not read and remember your own writings?

if you can't handle the heat get out of the kitchen - this is serious stuff. being "demeaned by the likes of you people" would be the least of your worries if your caught perjuring yourself. need to get a lawyer, hmmm. wonder if guilt is getting the better part of your conscience. good luck.

Daniel Davis

Mali, just wanted to clarify I'm not Sanjana. thank god many of the supporters are starting to become vocal. I was sick of the negative press that was out there, parading itself as the truth. you do realize that it was propoganda from the prosecution. that's what they do. and they are very good at it. please understand i've worked in the industry for a long time. as a result i've seen many crazy things that don't make sense. the prosecution's office spreads untruths. they do this at the beginning of the process so that it spreads like a virus throughout the media. then they feign ignorance and act as if they are above the media. listen, if you don't think that they have their stooges in the major papers then you are blind. and it doesn't matter what city you are in. it really happened here to a great extent.

I'm glad to see many of the supporters starting to take a stand against the negative, want-to-convict-before-trial, don't-question-the-prosecution, accept-the-propaganda, bullshit artists.

I want a fair trial too. in fact, i am sick of the examples like duke university, district atty nifong, eliot spitzer's prostitute dupre and the law enforcement that has it out for somebody and makes their life hell. you can't open up the newspaper without seeing another cop busted for fraud or bribery. they try to bury it, but it's the truth. it sucks that you can't even rely on those enlisted to "protect and serve".

Anyway, i'm off on a tangent, but the point is that there are many layers here. from what i know it doesn't seem as if this case is as simple as he-said / she-said. and there is no smoking gun, especially with accusers joining the cause 5 years later. in a murder there is a weapon. an instrument that was used to inflict harm. in this it appears, not so much.

If Sanjana is indeed reading this blog then good luck to her and the family. they are going thru hard times now and regardless of the results of the case, there are people that stand behind them in their fight for justice. that is what it's all about really. justice should prevail on all counts even with the accusers, if they lied and are caught, let them do the time. the girl in the duke case was proved to be lying. let's just wait and see what happens with these girls.

anand jon victim

daniel davis...do you come here everyday or something? odd! read what you write...basic jabs at trying to make someone upset, which is not working. like i said, psychological issues...it is tough and embarrassing situation for a girl to tell anyone, especially when they feel alone in a negative environment. no one wants to tell anyone something awful has occurred to them. i dont care what i sound like to you. he is a rapist/pedophile/sicko/predator. he knows he is
quote.."if YOU cant handle the truth, get out of the kitchen!" who are you involved in all this anyways?
who cares i sure dont. doesnt matter about the family or anything, this involves the law and the law states rape is a crime. yes, he did rape all those girls. he is guilty. that is all that matters in this issue

anand jon victim

the supporters only know of anand and his culture, his family, his 'accolades' her persistant charm he poured on..
they do not know what was going on behind the curtains.

they do not know how he literally forced himself on girls, until they gagged, said no, threw up...

some of the girls did try to tall sanjana, but were only belittled and berated by her.

some of the girls did blatantly say no to him, but as a predator he knew the ones which would not say anything.

he was a master manipulator, not these girls who don't think that way

Daniel Davis

"do you come here everyday or something?" is like the pot calling the kettle black. you understand the reference, right? if someone directly engages me in conversational blogging, of course i'll respond. did you expect me not to?

also, it appears that you like to post several subsequent postings - is that to make the negative postings look more voluminous?

you say "he did rape all those girls. " - how do you know ALL these girls. it seems like you are more involved in this. if so, how? if you know facts, let 'em out. this is a forum. let us judge.

anand jon victim

your weird. keep trying to make sense of it, because in the end, you will see it does not make sense at all.

this is not a conspiracy. this is reality. one too many girl finally came forward, enough for the police to arrest him.

he knew it was coming for it, yet he still couldn't resist trying to get another girl to visit him.

he knew what he did to her, that night.

ask him yourself...

stop trying to conjure up scenarios.

stop trying to read into what i write too, btw..

yes you are WEIRD! we know who you are!

Lilliana

and i am going to change the name i use because i do not label myself as that. i am stronger than that.

oh, don't read into the name change. i just realized that name i put disgusts me!

i am a strong woman. i want other girls to be strong AND NOT AFRAID IF ANY MAN HAS EVER HURT THEM!

Please, go to the police right away. This is an example of those not going right away...

Lilliana

i dont know all the girls, i see what you are insinuating however. nope, dont know the girls from five years ago, nope dont know that girl or that one...

nope! nope nope nope!

uh huh

daniel and all others who are really sanjana,
1) if anand were a victim of "greedy" models, why would he have the models pay his rent?
why would he have gotham chopra pick him up for events and pretend that he doesn't know how to drive?
2) if anand could get "any girl" that he wanted why was he so desperate to go on myspace every single day and night and search unknown models who are undersge?
why couldn't he just pay legtimate models like all other designers?
3) when he plead no contest to the first charge in nyc for indecent exposure the judge clearly warned him not to be in a room alone with anyone under the age of 30
why did he not follow that advice?
4) if anand and sanjana are such 'holy' people why do they serve alcohol to minors and drink at parties themselves?
5) if anand was such a great fashion desinger why did he rip of tags from other peoples's clothing and make models stitch his own label on another desinger's clothing?
6) if this whole case was just to make a few lously bucks off of the jon family's "fortune" why do you think so many girls would not even ask for one cent?
ALL THE MODELS want IS JUSTICE!
please sharon don't fall for the WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING!
justice will prevail!

LINDA VEGA

TO THOSE WHO THINK "LINDA VEGA" IS SANJANA. I AM NOT SANJANA. GO CHECK OUT MY PIC AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES. UNLIKE SOME OF YOU BASHERS, I REFUSE TO HIDE MY FACE AND NAME BEHIND AN ALIAS. I AM VERY PROUD TO HELP SUPPORT THIS INNOCENT MAN AND HIS FAMILY. LIKE I CONSTANTLY ASK YOU GUYS, WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT HE DID THESE THINGS? NONE! THERE IS ALOT OF PROOF AND LIVE WITNESSES THAT STAND BEHIND HIS INNOCENCE. WHAT DOES SHARON BEING A JEWISH WOMAN HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING? SEE, YOU GUYS ARE DIGGING FOR EVERY LITTLE THING BECAUSE YOU'RE STILL DESPERATE. DON'T YOU AJ BASHERS GET TIRED OF LYING ON THIS MAN? AND BASHING HIS FAMILY? YOU'RE RIGHT, IT IS A CONSPIRACY. MODELS TAKING REVENGE ON A INNOCENT FASHION DESIGNER. CIVIL SUITS TOO? YOU GUYS JUST WANT MONEY. AFTER YOU GUYS SEE MY PIC, MAYBE YOU CAN STOP THINKING I'M SANJANA. SHE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO PROTECT HER BROTHER AGAINST YOU MONEY HUNGRY GIRLS. I HOPE SHARON SEES RIGHT THROUGH YOUR LIES BECAUSE THERE'S ALOT OF IT FROM YOU! YEAH, I SEE WHERE YOUR ANGER IS COMING FROM. SO WHAT, IF YOU DID HAVE TO PAY RENT. THAT'S PART OF BEING RESPONSIBLE, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? YOU EXPECTED TO LIVE FOR FREE? I GUESS THAT'S WHAT YOU WERE EXPECTING HUH? AGAIN, MONEY IS THE ISSUE HERE. YES, JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL ON ANAND'S BEHALF. I HOPE THERE IS A LAW FOR YOU GIRLS LYING ON THIS MAN AND SENDING HIM TO JAIL. WHEN HE'S FOUND INNOCENT, YOU GIRLS SHOULD BE SENT TO JAIL FOR EVERY DAY THAT HE HAS SPENT IN THERE. THAT SEEMS FAIR. YOU JUST CAN'T GO AROUND ACCUSSING INNOCENT PEOPLE OF THINGS TO RUIN THEIR LIFE AND REPUTATION. AGAIN, KEEP IN MIND THAT THEY ARE MODELS THAT ARE SPEAKING ON HIS BEHALF AND NO SUCH THING HAS HAPPENED TO THEM. THEY WERE AROUND ALL OF YOU AND WITNESSED EVERYTHING. THEY'RE STANDING BY THE TRUTH LIKE ALL OF US SUPPORTERS. REALLY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT?! DON'T FORGET TO SEE MY PIC. I HIDE FROM NO ONE BECAUSE I AM NOT A COWARD LIKE YOU ALL OF YOU BASHERS! LEAVE THIS FAMILY ALONE. STOP BEING REVENGEFUL, MAKING UP LIES, AND STOP BEING SO ANGRY. I CAN SEE THROUGH YOUR JEALOUSY AND THAT'S A REAL SHAME!

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/WESUPPORTANANDJON

uhhuuuuuh

pls get your facts straightened out
every single thing you posted -do you have any collaborating proof
empty vessels make more sound
stop saying things without the evidence to back it

to uhhuuuuuh

uhuuuuuh if you really are speaking the truth then post your real name and back what you say pls get your facts straightened out
every single thing you posted -do you have any collaborating proof
empty vessels make more sound
stop saying things without the evidence to back it

uh huh

this is not a war of words-uhhuuuuuh and "linda vega" really anjana-sanjana jon-varghese-bernard zera-whatever your name is these days!
im here just to lay down the cold hard facts
and why dont you two post your real names too, take your own advice for once
everything i stated is 100% true!
thats why you are so upset!
please THESE MODELS WILL GET THEIR JUSTICE!

to uhuhhhhu

UHUHU- stating the same lie over and over will not make that the truth
this is not sanjana-and again your problem is against anyone who stands and fights for truth and justice
Anand Jon is innocent until proven otherwise

Insider

I just don't get how Linda/whomever can be SO angry and SO sure that everything ANYBODY says are lies.

Linda, I can tell you with 100% certainty that Anand Jon regularly slept with underaged girls. I know this. I have nothing to do with this case, I'm not a "victim". I'm simply someone who knows a bit of truth. Do you? If you did know that he slept with young women frequently, would that change your perspective of him? If so then be prepared, because as long as the right witnesses are called, his acts of statutory rape will come out, even if forcible rape does not. You need to be prepared to hear this. You also need to stop attacking anybody who offers a different opinio. You can NOT be any more sure that he is innocent than I am that he is guilty. Stop acting like you KNOW anything. You don't KNOW anything, only what he and his family tells you. So again I'll ask, do they tell you how he often slept with underage women? Somehow I doubt that. Does that make him a rapist? Not a forcible one, but it does make him a criminal by legal standards in the US. In California if the two people are more than three years apart at the time of the crime the charge become a felony (and statute of limitations is three years). So if it is proven that he slept with at least 3 of the underaged girls in question within the last 3 years, then that's 3 felonies which means life in prison. So all they have to do to put him away for teh rest of his life is prove that he slept with (not necessarily forcibly raped) three underaged girls within the last 3 years. Again, if they call the right witnesses, this will be very easy to do. His family needs to stop attacking those crying forcible rape and start owning up to Anand's penchant for young flesh and figuring out how to get out of THAT. Because THAT is true, if nothing else.

uh huh

to uhuhhhhu aka sanjana.
you are really upset arent you!
GOOD! YOU SHOULD BE
anand has done the crime and now he is doing the time
this is just the tip of the iceberg
the american nightmare for you has just begun!
did u really think a man could get away with molesting young girls???
did u really think that your lying, cheating and deceiving habits were never going to be found out?
well now you see don't U!
i don't care what nonsense you post
i am an eye witness to all of this!
please just accept the facts and at least be sorry for the harm you have caused to so many young innocent girls!
sanjana, you knew everything that was taking place yet you being 40+ now didn't do anything to stop these heinous crimes and so did your mother, shashi!
instead you kept encouraging your brother, anand!
please do not ever try this with any other young woman!
it is awful!1
just for the sake of you family gaining fame and money you cannot violate another innocent beings life!

to uhuhhhhu

uhuhhhhh get a life
yours is verbal dyssentry
facts please and again show the evidence
insider- edition again show the facts anyone can say anything
a thousand lies will not make it the truth

uh huh

uhuhhhhu, verbal dysentry eh...
where are your cold hard facts sanjana?
if the facts were so 'cold' and so 'hard' your brother wouldn't be sitting in solitary confinement NOW would he
i am so happy i made you even more upset!
hahahaha

to uhuhhhhu

the only person seemilgly getting pleasure or pain here is uuuhuuuu
truth and justice will prevail for sure
all of us will stand by Anand Jon and his family
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE

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