|Anand Jon Alexander with Paula Abdul, who he claimed as a client|
Much thanks to the many Friends of Unfair Park who've sent an update concerning the fate of fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, about whom we first wrote in May 2007 in the paper version of Unfair Park
. In that piece, several aspiring Dallas models, many underage, accused Alexander of sexually assaulting them after he'd promised them modeling jobs -- a story that would repeat itself in New York and Los Angeles. And it's in L.A. where, yesterday, Alexander was sentenced to 59 years to life
in prison after having been convicted of sexual assault in November
In October '07, three arrest warrants on sexual assault charges were issued in Dallas County for Alexander. District Attorney Craig Watkins's office has promised to offer comment later today concerning how Dallas plans to proceed.