California police arrested a Hollywood producer on Thursday on an indictment that accused him of using his production company to run an international prostitution business and launder the proceeds.
Dillon Jordan, 49, is best known for his films “The Kindergarten Teacher,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, and “The Kid,” starring Ethan Hawke, but according to the Department of Justice, he’s been using his media company for more than that. movies. .
“As alleged, for years Dillon Jordan operated a large-scale prostitution business, using a purported event planning company and a film production company to cover up the profits he made from the exploitation of women, ”said Manhattan lawyer Audrey Strauss. “Now the party is over and the movie is over. “
Jordan achieved moderate box office and film festival success, but his alleged prostitution ring spread across America and the UK.
His production company, PaperChase Films, claims to be “focused on the development, production and financing of provocative and award-winning films,” according to Jordan’s now defunct LinkedIn page.
Dillon allegedly disguised the prostitution ring’s payments as counseling, house party and modeling fees, according to Variety.
Between 2010 and 2017, he gathered a list of women willing to have sex for money, sent photos of them to potential clients, and discussed their hiring and pricing, according to the act. accusation. It also helped make it easier for women to travel to the client’s house – sometimes that meant flying women across state lines. In the UK, Jordan coordinated with a madam to match clients with prostitutes.
Jordan was arrested at his home in Lake Arrowhead, California, but was released on US $ 150,000 bail. His court date is set for August 6.
Hollywood, however, has already tried Jordan in the court of public opinion. Los Angeles-based writer Charles Pieper, who nearly sold his screenplay to PaperChase Films, tweeted over the weekend: “I’m glad I didn’t get more involved with this person / company! “