By Jonathon Van Maren
Hollywood’s latest scandal features Dillon Jordan, founder of production company PaperChase Films and producer of hits such as The Kindergarten Teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and The Kid (Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke). Fifty-year-old Jordan, according to a report from Deadline, has been sentenced to five years in prison for “pimping out women to other producers, actors, and Hollywood elite.”
Jordan used PaperChase Films to launder cash from his international prostitution ring for at least seven years, raking in an estimated $1.4 million between 2010 and 2017 and serving clients that, according to prosecutors, included the rich and famous. The New York Post noted that Jordan’s johns included “well-known producers” who were left unnamed — including one who apparently invested $250,000 with Jordan.
According to Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss: “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. Now the party is over, and the film is a wrap.” Jordan was arrested in San Bernadino County in 2021 and indicted in the Southern District of New York. One of the charges included “conspiracy to violate the Mann Act, a federal law that criminalizes the transportation of ‘any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.’”
Jordan’s victims made statements alleging that they were sex trafficked and forced to take drugs and alcohol against their will. One woman stated that when she was 18, Jordan fed her alcohol, took her to a Las Vegas hotel room, and charged a man $3,000 to have sex with her. That same night, he took her to a party, undressed her, “and walked her around on a leash, crawling on her hands and knees” and highlighting to party attendees how young she was — “Look, she is barely 18!” — and pointing to “her bedazzled Hello Kitty phone case” she was hanging on to.
At the party, Jordan handed her off to “an unidentified actor” who took her to his California mansion “where he raped her and forced her to have sex with other women over multiple days.” In her victim impact statement, she wrote to Jordan: “I remember feeling scared out of my mind as my eyes rattled back and forth in my head from the drugs you had quite literally pushed into my mouth. You separated me from reality, made me question my self-worth, and long after this was all over, I still feel the shame and regret and self-doubt.” She was one victim — but there were many others. Prosecutors detailed at least 11 sex parties between 2011 and 2014 where some of those present were trafficked.