He made the rounds at parties and fashion events, working with celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriguez and Mary J. Blige. He was even deemed an up-and-coming industry player by Newsweek in 2003.
But today, celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander is being held without bail in Los Angeles, charged with sexually assaulting 20 teenage girls and young women allegedly lured with promises of modeling jobs.
Alexander has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
For more, check out this AP story.
-- Jaime Holguin