Anand Jon, a former big name in the world of celebrity fashion, was found guilty on 16 of 23 counts of sexual abuse by a Los Angeles court this week.
Hey, at least he was cleared on seven! Woo!
The charges included multiple counts of forcible and statutory rape. Jon allegedly lured aspiring models, some as young as 14, to a Beverly Hills apartment.
Anand did so by promising the models "high profile work," then coercing them into his “sadistic fantasies.” Sounds like the kind of plot you see on Gossip Girl right before a brooding Chace Crawford emerges from nowhere, just in time to intervene.
Anand Jon potentially faces life in prison for his crimes. Which is probably for the best. Just look at this man. If that's not a skeezy pic, we don't know what is.
The designer, who created clothes for Paris Hilton and appeared on America’s Next Top Model, was originally arrested for this behavior back in March 2007.