Dylan Jordan, Hollywood film producer, sentenced to five years in prison for prostitution scheme
Hollywood film producer who worked with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to seven years of prostitution for prominent producers.
Dylan Jordan, 50, provided wealthy clients with women worth up to $15,000 and organized sex parties in the US and abroad.
During sentencing, Manhattan District Judge John P. Cronan told Jordan, of Lake Arrowhead, Californiathat he would have handed down a harsher sentence if he had been allowed to because of the irreversible physical and emotional scars left on the women.
One victim who testified in court said she suffered brain damage after Jordan forced her to take drugs and engage in prostitution.
Jordan pleaded guilty to conspiracy, and five years was the maximum possible sentence.
Film producer Dylan Jordan (left) pleaded guilty to organizing prostitution. He is pictured with Ray Jordan (right) at a screening of his film Skin in 2019
The director is best known for producing Kindergarten Teacher starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Gael García Bernal.
Jordan is listed as a producer on films including 2018’s The Kindergarten Teacher, which starred two-time Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, and 2019’s The Kid, which starred Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt.
According to IMDb, “Toddler” grossed $1,561,698 worldwide, while “Kindergarten Teacher” grossed $681,765.
Prosecutors said Jordan ran the business from 2010 to 2017 through a purported party and event planning company and his real film production company.
US prosecutors sought a fine of between $10,000 and $95,000 and more than $1.4 million in restitution from Jordan.
They said in the filing that Jordan tried to use his prostitution business to produce legitimate films because several investors and prominent producers were also clients of his prostitution ring.
Jordan was president and CEO of PaperChase Films, a company he founded in 2013 about three years after the alleged prostitution ring began.
At least one client has invested $250,000 in Jordan’s film projects, they said.
Prosecutors say Jordan opened “multiple bank accounts” in the names of two businesses that he allegedly used to accept cash, wire transfers and checks for prostitution services and then pay the women.
Jordan also executive produced the 2019 film The Kid, starring Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt
Jordan allegedly attempted to conceal the nature of the payments on the check by describing them as, among other things, modeling fees, massage fees, appearance fees and consulting fees.
During the sentencing, Jordan apologized to the victims.
One victim, who spoke during the two-hour hearing, said she almost died a decade ago when Jordan invited her to a party and then fed her a mixture of drugs that permanently damaged her brain.
“I never wanted to prostitute my body,” she said, pausing to compose herself before demanding the maximum sentence.
A judge said prison was appropriate for a man who ran a prostitution ring that netted him at least $1.4 million.
“There is no doubt that this was an illegal operation run by Dylan Jordan that caused real harm to real women. And, as we saw today, the damage is permanent,” said the judge.
Prosecutors said Jordan was released from prison in Cuba in 2010 after serving eight years there for sex crimes, and he immediately began connecting wealthy people he knew with high-end prostitutes, charging between $3,000 and $15,000 per encounter.
The government said it was pocketing about 40 percent of the fee.
They said he once boasted that he had 75 women working for him, including some he sent abroad to madams in the UK.
In a filing, lawyers wrote that Jordan entered the sex industry after a “horrific childhood of physical, sexual and psychological abuse” but left the prostitution business in 2017 and established himself in the film business before moving into home design. consultant.
They said he was not a traditional pimp, but was paid fees to organize parties with adult sex workers or to organize large events, or to book women for bachelor parties and adult shows.
The Kindergarten Teacher was critically acclaimed upon its release in 2018
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a release that Jordan “operated and profited from an extensive prostitution business that catered to wealthy men and was based on the exploitation of young women.”
“For many years, Dylan Jordan operated an extensive and far-reaching prostitution business through two shell companies — a purported party and event company and an actual film production company,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said at the time of the arrest. “Now the party is over and the movie is complete.”
He was charged with conspiracy to violate the Mann Act, solicitation, money laundering and using interstate commerce to further an illegal activity.
The indictment notes that Jordan used various aliases, including Daniel Morris Hutton and Daniel Boller, while he allegedly ran the operation with a number of co-conspirators from at least 2010 to May 2017.
Prosecutors said Jordan and his co-conspirators “deliberately transported” the women for prostitution. He is also accused of conspiring to induce and “force” women into international prostitution.
Jordan was accused of recruiting and sending her to Manhattan between December 19 and 21, 2011, identified as “Victim 1” in court documents, “to engage in prostitution.”
Another conspirator booked the woman a hotel in Manhattan and a flight from California to New York.
Jordan was also accused of booking a flight for a second victim from California to New York for prostitution on or about June 27 and 28, 2016.