Indian born designer Anand Jon, who has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons..Rape and felony, after having been granted bail , has been re-arrested in the face of fresh charges of rape instigated against him.
Its sickening to imagine a personal life so bereft of values and plagued with compulsions of the kind.
However, something seems amiss. Considering his rather impressive CV his high profile life , being surrounded by the most desirable models on a daily basis, necessity to rape for sexual favors seems outlandish..unless he revels in this kind debauchery as a matter of habit!
Does a designer whose partial clientele include
” Nadja Swarovski of Swarovski crystals, Emmy award winners Lynn Whitfield & Susan Lucci, musician Alanis Morrisette, Mary J Blige, Mya, the Artsit formerly known as Prince, MTV’S Ananda Lewis, Courtney Love, Shashi Tripathi: the Consul General of India, TV’s Gina Torres (Cleopatra 2525), Grammy Nominee Cherokee.”
And who is ” Picked by the Prime Minister of India Mr Vajpayee Anand Jon has joined the ranks of “50 Most influential N.R Indians in the world”
then proceed to de-humanise and open himself to dis- repute with misdemeanours like rape?
Also, if one has been fed on tales of casting couch in the glamour industry, fashion or films, where favors of the ‘career kind’ are easily granted after favors of the ‘bedroom kind’ are catered to, then wherefore lies the veracity of these aeon ole stories? I mean, if women are willingly acceding to if not initiating ‘favours , then why the need for Rape?!
And why are the women, allegedly victimised, emerging out of the woodwork all of a sudden? Safety in numbers or security in numbers.. as in dollars??
For consensual sex to be transformed into a charge of rape, the sole pre-requisite is a devious mind instigated by a hidden agenda! One also hears of the women having returned to work for/with him..after the rape!! Its not as if he was the last name in the fashion industry!!
Look, before this gets turned on its head into something not intended ( which happens Oh! so often in the blogosphere.. you opine about an alternate POV and you are branded..not that it bothers me ) an excuse for a rapist..let me clarify the following.
a) I hate rapists.
b) I have not purchased his clothing range, nor that of his sisters ( Sanjana Jon).
c) I don’t know him from adams!
One is just troubled over the thought that this ‘witch hunt’ in fact might be either a vendetta/retribution saga, or a competitors move to demolish Jons chances ( if found guilty on all charges could be sentenced for life)
Roman Polanski underwent much the same controversy. Most were of the opinion that it was fabricated. Life for a celebrity is much like a crown of thorns. It preempts the need for steely nerves! The price for fame and success is oftentimes, forbidding.
Read through the details provided in the links. It seems preposterous. If this guy was busy raping the number of women he was supposed to have raped, ( number gone up to 46 and counting) then for Petes sake when did he find the time and if I may add , the energy for ‘designing’?
I may be totally off the mark here and I suspect a teenie weenie minority who believe in not believing what meets the eye, but it was too glib, convenient and contrived an accusation. Maybe he does suffer from the ‘glad eye’ syndrome, maybe he is fond of women, like all heterosexual, un married males, but that does not automatically make him into a monster!!
Ever heard of mob lynching? This seems a bonsai’d version of the same!
Courts determine fates?