NEW Opening statements begin in trial of fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander

NEW Opening statements begin in trial of fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander
01:57 Oct 3, 2020

AP Entertainment FILE: Beverly Hills, 12 June 2007 1. Wide of Beverly Hills courthouse 2. Close-up sign reading (English) 'Beverly Hills Municipal Court' 3. Mid of Anand Jon Alexander, fashion designer, about to enter courthouse with his Danny Davis, Defence Lawyer 4. Davis talking to media 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Danny Davis, Defence lawyer for Anand Jon Alexander: "It appears to me that this case fairly is gossip among young models that's gone a little wild. And there's been a great deal of cross contamination, sharing of stories in print, on the internet and personally. And we've now discovered that there's a common unifying source of this information. It's essentially brought the girls together. Many of these cases are years old and are questionable." 6. Alexander being escorted out of courthouse in handcuffs, zoom into cuffed hands 7. Alexander being frisked by police before getting into police car 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Danny Davis, Defence lawyer for Anand Jon Alexander: "Many of these girls -long after they claimed these events happened, did not report it to the police and continued to work with and associate and be seen with my client in his capacity as a designer. So there's much afoot to be studied." 9. Police car with Alexander inside driving off OPENING STATEMENTS BEGIN IN LA SEX ASSAULT TRIAL OF FASHION DESIGNER ANAND JON ALEXANDER A prosecutor says that fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander ditched his profession and turned into a serial predator, hunting for girls and young women to have humiliating and painful sex with him. In opening statements of his trial, Prosecutor Frances Young told the jury Friday that the Indian-born Alexander was excited by luring aspiring fashion models to his Beverly Hills apartment and then forcing them to perform oral sex, inappropriately touching them or raping them. Defence attorney Leonard Levine countered in his opening statement that the only humiliation in the case was that the women never became models and were angry at Alexander because he made them do various chores while they visited him. The designer launched his fashion line in 1999 after graduating from the Parsons School of Design in New York. He also was a profiled designer on 'America's Next Top Model' in 2003. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9e8c04b624cb45bf2f7c86a6bb4da44c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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