Canada: Handcuffs on Fashion Tycoon Peter Nygard for Sexual Assault and Blackmail | WORLD

Police in Canada have handcuffed fashion tycoon Peter Nygard following allegations by dozens of women of sexual assault and accusations leveled against him by US sex trafficking authorities.

Nygard, 79 – “Jeffrey Epstein of fashion” as the international media calls him – was arrested in Winnipeg, Canada at the request of the US government under the extradition treaty and made his first appearance in court. According to the Manhattan prosecutor’s office, Nygard has been using his influence and operations since 1995 to “recruit” victims in the United States, Canada and the Bahamas in order to sexually exploit them with his associates.

He gave alcohol and drugs to 14-year-olds


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Authorities say some of the victims were drugged to make sure they satisfy Nigard’s sexual appetites. According to the indictment, the fashion tycoon organized with the money of the company “Pamper Parties”, which offered food, food and spa treatments to his properties in Marina del Rey in California and the Bahamas, while he drove some of the women and girls – who he called them “girlfriends” – in a club for exchanging sexual partners, where he blackmailed them into having sex with other men so that he could do the same with other women.

Peter Nygard at a party at his Bahamas estate in 2007

At the same time, he threatened with a rain of lawsuits, arrests and tarnishing the reputation of those who would probably think of denouncing him. Last February, the FBI raided Nygard’s Manhattan office after a lawsuit was filed against him by ten women, accusing him of luring young women from poor families with cash and promises of a modeling career to go to his estate in Baha. Some of the women who filed the lawsuit said they were 14-15 years old when Nygard watered them with alcohol and drugs and then raped them.

A total of 57 women – including 18 Canadians – have filed a lawsuit against Nygard, who denies all charges. Born in Finland, the fashion mogul moved to Manitoba at the age of 10, where he set up his own clothing company to grow into one of Canada’s richest people.