Anand Jon Alexander, Who Discovered Ivanka Trump, Says Minor Rape ‘Not Illegal’ Despite 59-Year Sentence
Anand Jon Alexander, the disgraced fashion designer who made Ivanka Trump a model, is speaking out about his rape and a dozen other criminal charges.
Anand Jon Alexander, who is now serving a 59-year sentence for rape, got candid in his new book about his relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump as well as the models he allegedly preyed on to have sex in exchange for promising modeling careers.
Anand Jon Alexander is setting the record straight about his rape and a dozen other criminal charges, including having sex with some as young as 14-years-old (the same age Ivanka Trump was when she started working with the disgraced fashion designer), seven years after being put in jail.
In his new book, Anand Jon Alexander – who was the first designer to put Ivanka Trump on the runway when she was only 14-years-old – claims he was wrongly targeted by police.
The disgraced fashioned designer was born in India and tells Page Six that his “brown skin” made him the victim of police racism.
The scandal and court hearings revolving around Anand Jon Alexander, now 40-years-old, erupted in 2007. The following year, the disgraced fashion designer was charged with preying on young models, some minors, promising them to launch their modeling careers in exchange for having sex.
Although Anand Jon Alexander admits that what he did was “absolutely immoral,” the fashion designer says it was “not illegal.” The fashion designer, who has served only seven years out of his 59-year sentence for rape, admits that he did have “a lot of sex,” but claims it was not illegal.
“Everyone was over 17, except one girl who lied about her age.”
But prosecutors had another opinion about Anand Jon Alexander’s controversial lifestyle in the 2000s. Some of his sexual assault victims were minors, and some were even drugged when the disgraced fashion designer made them disrobe and had sex or touched them without consent.
Anand Jon Alexander was initially charged with preying on dozens of aspiring models, but then prosecutors dropped the charges to three women.
Anand Jon Alexander’s multiple victims testified against the fashion designer and their stories were strikingly similar, according to the New York Daily News. Alexander allegedly baited young women online, took them to his apartment, made them strip, and then either sexually assaulted them or touched them without consent.
Anand Jon Alexander, who launched his fashion line in 1999, says his prosecution was about “lifestyle,” and explains it as “the police saw a brown-skinned man having sex with white girls.”
When Anand Jon Alexander was convicted, he pleaded guilty to forcing a woman to perform oral sex in exchange for launching her modeling career.
While there’s no evidence to suggest that Ivanka Trump was somehow involved in the fashion designer’s illegal sexual games when he put her on the runway at the age of 14-years-old, Alexander did have a few words to say about the president’s daughter.
The disgraced fashion designer, who met Ivanka Trump when she was just 14-years-old, writes in his new book that she did “five shows” for him and added that Donald’s daughter would “take the subway to fittings,” despite her father’s high-profile status as a real estate mogul and TV personality.
Anand Jon Alexander, who was the first designer to let Ivanka Trump walk down his catwalk, is hoping the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit would scrap or reduce his sentence.
Besides Ivanka Trump, the designer worked with numerous other celebs, including Paris Hilton and Mary J. Blige.
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