One of Australia’s leading international fashion labels is still using a male model who assaulted his girlfriend to help push a women’s health campaign.
African-Australian model Anne Dutt appears with her young daughter in a video promoting cervical cancer awareness on the Camilla and Mark website.
Dutt pleaded guilty in December last year to common assault on Jahnaya Capablanca, the mother of his daughter, about a year ago.
He is defending a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm after he allegedly assaulted his ex-partner’s godfather.
One of Australia’s leading fashion labels is still using a model who assaulted her partner as part of a women’s health campaign. African-Australian model Anne Dutt (above) appears with her daughter in a video promoting ovarian cancer awareness on the Camilla and Mark website.
Dutt pleaded guilty in December last year to the mass attack on Jahanaya Capablanca (above), the mother of his daughter, almost a year earlier. He is defending a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm after allegedly beating Ms Capablanca’s godfather.
The 27-year-old has also pleaded guilty to robbing a string of Chemist Warehouse stores and is awaiting sentencing for those credit card frauds.
The fraud crime has received widespread publicity in recent months and Daily Mail Australia revealed Dutt’s attack on Jahnaya Capablanca on Monday.
Despite those crimes, Dutt still appears as part of the Camilla and Mark campaign to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, which claimed the lives of the mother of Camilla Freeman-Topper and Mark Freeman, the founders of Brother and Sister.
“Ovarian cancer affects thousands of women every year,” Dutt said in a video of her holding her daughter.
‘Our mothers, our grandmothers, our sisters and our daughters. But by talking about this disease and creating awareness we can change it.
‘We often hesitate to talk about eggs. But change is needed for women and future generations everywhere.’
The fashion house has been contacted for comment.
Despite pleading guilty to assaulting her ex-partner Dutt, Dutt still appears as part of the Camilla and Mark campaign (above) to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, which claimed the lives of Camilla Freeman-Topper and Mark Freeman, founders of Brother & Sister.
Camilla and Mark have been running its Ovary. Talk About Them campaign from 2020 to raise funds for the University of NSW Ovarian Cancer Research Group. The label was founded in 2003 by Mark Freeman and Camilla Freeman-Topper (above).
Camilla & Mark was founded in 2003 and the label has been worn by actors Kirsten Dunst, Rose Byrne, Kate Bosworth and Kristen Stewart.
Ranked third in the 2021 list of ‘South Sudan’s 10 Most Handsome Men Alive’ published by a news website, Dut has walked the catwalk for Tommy Hilfiger, Jack London and Calibre.
He is accused of throwing beer at girlfriend Zahnaya Casablanca and beating her godfather so badly that he has a scar on his forehead after he came to her aid.
At the time, Dutt and Jahnaya were sharing an apartment in Randwick, east of Sydney, with their 6-month-old daughter.
Dutt, whose family fled war-torn South Sudan when he was three, was scouted while hanging out with friends in a Sydney hotel and signed with the prestigious Chadwick Model Agency by 2016.
He was convicted of assault in 2013 and had his license suspended in 2016 and 2020 for driving under the influence and getting behind the wheel with a suspended permit.
Dutt is currently serving an Intensive Corrections Order for breaching a restraining order and will be sentenced next month for the Chemist Warehouse fraud.
The maximum sentence for assault causing actual bodily harm is five years in prison.
Police were called to Dutt’s apartment at 10.10 pm on November 28, 2020 after a triple zero call reported two men arguing in the street.
Officers found Dutt with his shirt torn and bleeding profusely from a gash on the forehead of terrified Oliver DuVerge. Also outside the unit were Jahnaya and her mother Chantal Capablanca.
Mr Duvre, who described Ms Capablanca as his best friend and Jahnya as his niece or adopted daughter, told Waverley Local Court on Thursday how he came to the address.
Police were called at 10.10pm on 28 November 2020 to the Randwick apartment Dot shared with Jahanaya Capablanca (above) after reports of people fighting in the street. Dutt allegedly assaulted Ms Capablanca’s godfather, Oliver Duverge, outside the unit.
She and Ms Capablanca had just ordered food from a restaurant in the city’s World Square when she picked up a call from her daughter in distress.
‘We have to go,’ Ms Capablanca allegedly told Mr DuVerge. ‘Annie threw a bottle at Jahnaya.’
The pair got into a taxi and drove to Prince Street, Randwick where they tried to pick up Jahnaya and her daughter but were met by Dutt instead.
‘Get the f*** out of my house,’ Dutt told them, according to Mr DuVerge. ‘This is my house.’
After Mr. Duverghe exchanged more words, Dutt pushed Ms. Capablanca in the chest with an open palm and jumped at her and began punching her.
Enei Dutt was ranked third in a list of ‘South Sudan’s 10 most handsome men alive’ by a news website in 2021, but his most prominent appearance this year has been in front of a magistrate. He is pictured outside Sydney’s Waverley Local Court on Thursday
According to Mr DuVerge, he fell to the ground and Dutt – whom he had met but did not consider a friend – repeatedly punched him in the face.
Mr Duverge, 39, denied throwing the first punch or trying to force his way into the unit, saying ‘come out and fight’, when questioned by Dot’s lawyer Sylvie Houston.
‘I think I’m going to kill it,’ he told police at the scene, covered in blood.
Ms Capablanca said she and Mr Duverge went to Randwick to get their daughter and granddaughter out of the unit but Dutt began abusing them.
‘He was angry that we were there,’ the 43-year-old told the court.
At that point Ms Capablanca was still unsure whether Dutt had thrown the beer or the bottle at her daughter.
Dutt is accused of throwing a beer at his ex-girlfriend Jahnaya Capablanca (above) and beating her godfather so badly that he was left with a permanent scar on his forehead after she came to his aid.
“I asked, ‘Why do that to Jahnaya’,” she said. ‘It felt like I went from zero to 100 really fast,’ Ms Capablanca said.
‘I said, “I’m not leaving without the girls”. I am familiar with Annei and I know when she is happy and I know when she is angry.
‘It’s not the first time she’s told me she’s thrown me out of the house or that she’s upset because they’ve been fighting.’
Ms Capablanca said Dutt punched Mr Duverge to the ground and he fell on top of his friend. Dutt then continued to punch Mr Duverge.
Jahnya Capablanca’s mother Chantal said she went to Randwick to get her daughter and granddaughter out of the unit but Dutt started abusing them. Jahnaya in the picture
‘I remember one minute we’re standing there exchanging a few words and the next minute we’re on the floor.’
Dutt is yet to give evidence that Mr. Duverge started the fight with the police. He will enter the witness box when the trial resumes in December.
Camilla and Mark have been running its ‘overseas’. Talk About Them campaign from 2020 to raise funds for the University of NSW Ovarian Cancer Research Group.
Caroline Ford, associate professor at the university, is working on an early detection test that she hopes will move into clinical trials in the next four years.
All proceeds from the sale of the Camilla & Mark collection, including hoodies, t-shirts, hats and tote bags, go towards research.
Dutt, whose family fled war-torn South Sudan when he was three, came to Australia in 2003 in search of a better life after spending years as a refugee in Egypt.