Hollywood Moviemaker Accused of Running a Prostitution Ring

Police in California arrested on Thursday a Hollywood producer on an indictment that accused him of using his production company to run an international prostitution business and launder the proceeds.

Hollywood HillPolice in California arrested on Thursday a Hollywood producer on an indictment that accused him of using his production company to run an international prostitution business and launder the proceeds. (Photo: The City Project, Flickr)Dillon Jordan, 49, is best known for his films “The Kindergarten Teacher,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, and “The Kid,” with Ethan Hawke but according to the Department of Justice, he has been using his media company for more than making films.

“As alleged, for years, Dillon Jordan operated an extensive and far-reaching prostitution business, using a purported event planning company and a movie production company to conceal the proceeds he made from exploiting women,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said. “Now the party is over and the film is a wrap.”

Jordan scored moderate success in box offices and film festivals but his alleged prostitution ring streched throughout America and into the United Kingdom.

His production company,PaperChase Films, claims to be “focused on developing, producing and financing provocative, award-winning films,” according to Jordan’s now defunct LinkedIn page.

Dillon allegedly disguised payments from the prostitution ring as consulting, house party, and modeling fees, according to Variety.

Between 2010-2017, he collected a list of women willing to engage in sex for money, sent photos of them to potential clients and discussed their hiring and pricing, according to the indictment. He also helped facilitate the women’s trip to the client—at times, this meant flying women across state lines. In the U.K., Jordan coordinated with a madam to match customers with prostitutes.

Jordan was arrested at his home in Lake Arrowhead, California, but was released on a US$150,000 bond. His court date is set for August 6th.

Hollywood, though, has already tried Jordan in the court of public opinion. A Los Angeles-based writer, Charles Pieper, who almost sold his script to PaperChase Films, tweeted over the weekend: “I’m glad to have not been further involved with this person/company!”