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In 2019, a warrant was issued after Nygård failed to appear in court multiple times for a sentencing hearing related to two contempt of court convictions in the Bahamas. On January 27, 2020, Nygård faced two separate lawsuits after being accused of sexual assault. $887 Million. Prince Andrew's accused pedophile friend, Peter Nygard, stepped down as the head of his fashion empire after the FBI raided his offices as part of an ongoing probe into sexual trafficking. She added, “It feels like Christmas morning.”. A few weeks later Nygård used his life savings of $8,000 and an additional loan to purchase 20% of the company from the founder Nathan Jacob. She has given a statement to Winnipeg police and is a part of the lawsuit. Born Pekka Juhani Nygård on 24th July, 1941 in Helsinki, Finland, he is famous for Fashion Designer, Nygard Cay. Sex trafficking co-conspirators are being identified by other insiders as international actress and model faces accusation of recruiting rape victims . [68][69], In 2012 Nygård was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. [17][18] But a letter from the Bahamian prime minister's office rejected his construction application, citing the improper expansion of his property through intentional accretion of land over the seabed. NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested on charges alleging he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his … On December 1, 1967, Nygård started working as sales manager for a new jeans line of a woman's clothing manufacturer Jacob Fashions. In January 2015, Bacon filed a defamation lawsuit against Nygård over these claims. FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nygard faces criminal charges in New York after his Canadian arrest on charges alleging that he dangled opportunities in fashion and modeling to lure dozens of women and girls to have sex with himself and others. More than 80 women, from the Bahamas to Denmark, have signed on as plaintiffs. He stepped down as chairman of his company after the FBI and police raided his offices in New York City in February. [15] The Cay is inspired by the Mayan civilization’s architecture. The case was settled in 2007. Peter Nygård is a member of the following lists: 1943 births, People from Winnipeg and Naturalized citizens of Canada. Although Canadian courts usually grant extradition to the United States, the process can take years. Peter Nygård net worth is. A 1980 news article described an area of his Winnipeg office as a “passion pit” with a mirrored ceiling and a couch that transformed into a bed at the “push of a button.”. He forced dozens of victims to engage in “commercial sex,” defined in federal law as any sex act performed in exchange for something of value, and used threats and promises to grant or withhold modeling opportunities or financial support to maintain control over them, the indictment said. Nygard Peter Nygard and his mother Hilkka in 2006. For decades, Mr. Nygard portrayed himself as a playboy, describing the young women he surrounded himself with as “the source of youth,” according to a video he produced about his attempts to fight aging. Bacon responded to this, suing Nygård and obtaining a court injunction to remove it. He offered my girl $2000 to “go to dinner.” He was relentless for two days and she eventually walked out. Nov 2, 2020 | News, Press Releases. 1:20-cv-01288 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Peter Nygard is a hard-partying retail tycoon, whose estate is fit for a Mayan emperor. [5], He was rated the 70th richest Canadian by Canadian Business Magazine in 2009 with a net worth of $817 million. Peter Nygard accused of rape, trafficking teens in class action lawsuit Lawyers say dozens of alleged victims, witnesses came forward against Nygard following class … "Peter Nygard looks forward to fully exposing this scam and once and for all clearing his name," he said. Peter J. Nygård (né Pekka Juhani Nygård; born July 24, 1941)[2] is a Finnish-Canadian former fashion executive. A few years later, Nygård bought the rest of the company from Jacob's daughters and renamed it Tan Jay. WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. Court records show Nygard, who is 79, was arrested under the Extradition Act and was to appear in a Winnipeg courtroom on Tuesday afternoon. In 2006, Canadian tax authorities claimed Nygård underreported $15 million in taxes. He has fathered seven children with four women who he has had brief relationships with. But he is very close to all his children and frequently spends time with them in his mansion in the Bahamas. 2,042 2 minutes read. In 2003, Nygård was sued in Florida by an American couple who claimed he deceived them into accepting jobs as managers of his Bahamas estate. HISTORY OF ALLEGATIONS. Case No. "Peter Nygard looks forward to fully exposing this scam and once and for all clearing his name," he said. [23], Nygård has supported the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Peter Nygård Wiki Biography. [29][failed verification], Nygård has been accused of abusive labor practices, tax evasion, sexual harassment, sex trafficking (including child sex trafficking), conspiring to murder, and rape. Mr. Nygard, estimated to be worth roughly $750 million in 2014 by Canadian Business magazine, was known for blending his professional and personal lives. About Haba Law Firm. Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex-Trafficking Charges, Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images, the raids were part of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault. Peter Nygard, the Canadian fashion executive, has been charged with sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy and other crimes that involved dozens of women and teenage girls in the United States, the Bahamas and Canada, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said on Tuesday. She said she had not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Nygard was brought into a Canadian courtroom Tuesday afternoon in chains around his wrists and ankles. By Benjamin Weiser, Kim Barker, Catherine Porter and Grace Ashford. William K. Rashbaum and Kim Wheeler contributed reporting. Mr. Nygard, 79, used his company’s influence, its money and its employees to recruit adult and “minor-aged female victims” over a 25-year period for the sexual gratification of him and his associates, according to a nine-count federal indictment. Nygard himself is worth over $800 million, (£466m) and was the 70th richest man in Canada in 2009.Accordingly, his lifestyle includes private jets (The PETER NYGARD … [6], Nygård was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1941. [25] Wellington Miller, the president of the Bahamas Olympic Committee, said Nygård has contributed significantly to the Amateur Boxing Association of the Bahamas and their Olympic success. Nygard International, a privately held company that once employed 12,000 people, is known mainly for selling leggings and flowing tops to middle-age women through its own outlets and department stores in Canada and the United States. WINNIPEG — Authorities in the United States say Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been indicted on nine charges including racketeering and sex trafficking. The women Mr. Nygard is accused of targeting often came from disadvantaged economic backgrounds and, in some cases, had a history of abuse. They moved shortly after to Winnipeg. HISTORY OF ALLEGATIONS. WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. Mr. Nygard stepped down from his company in February, after federal authorities raided his home in Los Angeles and corporate headquarters in New York, and major customers like the department store chain Dillard’s dropped his fashion lines. Numerous famous figures have visited Nygard Cay over the years including Michael Jackson, George H. W. Bush, Robert De Niro, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Its Canada headquarters is now in Toronto, Ontario with its world headquarters in Times Square, New York.[10]. Federal prosecutors unsealed sex trafficking charges Tuesday against Canadian fashion magnate Peter Nygard, allegedly linking him to a long-running scheme involving at least a … Court records show Nygard, who is 79, was arrested … Mr. Nygard sexually assaulted some of them, while others were assaulted or drugged by his associates “to ensure their compliance with Nygard’s sexual demands,” the indictment said. The Times reported that month that the raids were part of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault that had been underway for at least five months. [27][28] In the same month, Nygård also donated $10,000 to Josie Poitier, a member of Old Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, during a Passover/Good Friday breakfast/brunch. Court records show Nygard, who is 79, was arrested … The indictment charged that Mr. Nygard used the prospect of modeling and other fashion industry jobs to lure women and teenage girls. He was ordered held pending further court proceedings. 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On August 17, 2020, Nygård was sued by two of his sons on accusations of directing a known sex worker said to be "his girlfriend" to rape them. Peter Nygard, the 79-year-old head of the Nygard Group, was arrested in Winnipeg on Monday, officials said, and hit with a nine-count grand jury … A bail hearing was scheduled for Jan. 13, but Mr. Prober, his lawyer, said he planned to seek such a hearing as early as next week. Nygård apparel manufacturing company was founded in 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A federal indictment in New York City accused him of recruiting dozens of women and teenage girls for sex. Mr. Nygard was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities. He said Mr. Nygard, now being held in a Manitoba jail, expected to be vindicated. Peter J. Nygard, et.al. [26], In April 2011, Nygård held the "2011 National Family Island Regatta" at Nygård Cay, which included a press conference to honor Bahamian musician "King" Eric Gibson. Andrew stepped down from his royal duties late last year amid … [19][20] And the house has been featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. [24], Nygård has been a longtime sponsor of amateur sports in the Bahamas. Two Canadian women have come forward to say they were raped by fashion designer Peter Nygard. Peter Nygard, with mother Hilkka and daughter Alia, looks around the room he and his family lived in while in Deloraine during the festivities surrounding the opening of Nygard Park. [13], On April 30, 2020, A Canadian judge has given the green light to an accounting firm to sell and liquidate part of the business empire. One of the major buildings is a 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft) grand-hall with a 45 tonnes (100,000 lb) glass ceiling. My gf was reluctant to model for Peter nygard because of his incredible history as a perverted rapist and pimp that lives in the Bahamas and is known for keeping salves as young as 16 years old. (Truckfield actually died of a heart attack.) On February 13, 2020, 10 women filed a class action against Nygård in New York, alleging that he had raped them at his Bahamas residence. A decade-long legal battle between clothing manufacturer Peter Nygard and CBC News reached a conclusion Monday, after a Crown prosecutor stayed libel charges against the CBC because of delays. Peter Nygard Net Worth Peter Nygard Net Worth 2020: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships. Nygard has in the past been pictured in the company of Prince Andrew, who in June 2000 was reported to have stayed at Nycard Cay with then-wife Sarah Ferguson and their two daughters. 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Mr. Nygard divided his time between Canada, the United States and the Bahamas, where he built a sprawling, Mayan-themed compound with sculptures of animal predators and naked women that he described as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”. 1) Bianca Nygard – She is married and has a daughter and is actively involved in the family business. In 1987, Nygård built a 14,000-square-metre (150,000 sq ft) compound at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Businessman Peter Nygard arrives at Norby Walters' 26th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.Mintaha Neslihan | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesFederal prosecutors in New York have charged Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard in On April 14, 2010, Nygård announced he was planning a $50 million renovation of Nygård Cay, which would take two years to complete and repair the damage and employ 200 construction workers. His parents were Eeli and Hilkka Nygård, bakers who immigrated to Canada in 1952, settling at first in Deloraine, Manitoba (where Nygård Park would later be named in his honour in 2002). High-flying fashion impresario Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. In February, The New York Times detailed how a long, ugly feud between Mr. Nygard and his billionaire neighbor in the Bahamas had led to a lawsuit accusing Mr. Nygard of sexually assaulting minors there. It said that he also he used money from his company to pay for so-called pamper parties in Los Angeles and the Bahamas that featured free drinks, manicures and massages. On December 15, 2020, Nygård was arrested in Winnipeg for extradition to the US to face charges of sex trafficking by the US attorney's office in Manhattan. US authorities say they have indicted Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard on nine charges including racketeering and sex trafficking. The 79-year-old mogul is currently being held at the city’s Remand Centre, CBC News is reporting. April Telek, 47, a Canadian actress, said she was raped and held against her will by Mr. Nygard in 1993, after she reported for a modeling job. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. In 1978, Nygård's takeover of a sportswear designer's business in New York City led to a 12-year legal battle in New York federal court. They also alleged he maintained a sex-trafficking ring. He was arrested in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Monday at the request of the United States under an extradition treaty, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said. Fashion designer Peter Nygard says he's been living in an apartment suite at his company's Notre Dame Avenue warehouse for more than 40 years, while he was permanent resident of the Bahamas. Peter Nygård is a 79 year old Finnish Business Professional. [4] Nygård was arrested on sex trafficking charges that December. He was also investigated by the. Eight of the alleged victims were underaged. ... firm whose work speaks for itself—billions of dollars in recoveries in some of the highest-profile matters in U.S. history. In June 2010, he was the main sponsor of Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas' team for Continental Elite Boxing Championships invitation-only event in Quito, Ecuador. Two years later in 2007, Bacon installed industrial-grade speakers at the edge of his property and pointed them at Nygård's house at night due to Bacon's complaints of noise at Nygård's house. Revered by clients and respected by defense counsel, our team gets results. [22], On September 28, 2018, Nygård Cay was seized by the Supreme Court of the Bahamas as part of a legal battle surrounding Nygård’s efforts to dredge the sea floor around the estate. His zodiac sign is Leo. [61], Nygård was briefly married to Carol Knight in the 1970s. Contribute [63][64], Nygård has seven children with four women. [30], In 2005, Nygård attempted to solve a parking overflow problem at Nygård cay by laying down a 15-by-20-foot concrete slab on Bacon's property. Article content. [14], In 1987, Nygård built a 14,000-square-metre (150,000 sq ft) compound at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. [3] He resigned as chairman in February 2020 after FBI raided company headquarters in its investigation of sex trafficking accusations against him by multiple women. Louis Bacon is a buttoned-up hedge-fund king, whose passion is conservation. Continue reading the main story Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex-Trafficking Charges Mr. Nygard was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. attorney’s office in New York City… One of the major buildings is a 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft) grand-hall with a 45 tonnes (100,000 lb) glass ceiling.[16]. Nygård quickly settled the lawsuit. Interviews with dozens of women and former employees described how alleged victims were lured to Mr. Nygard’s Bahamian home. In summer 2010, Bacon's house was raided by 11 Bahamian police officers, leading to the confiscation of the speakers, Bacon claimed it was the work of Nygård, a claim he denied. In 2018, Nygård Cay was seized by the Supreme Court of the Bahamas as part of a legal battle surrounding Nygård's efforts to dredge the sea floor around the estate. According to Nygård’s website , his mother passed away in 2010. Peter Nygard’s Accomplices in the Crosshairs. An investigation by The Fifth Estate confirms key … Jay Prober, his lawyer in Winnipeg, vehemently denied the charges against his client. Nygård argued that he severed residential ties with Canada in 1975; he was ultimately subject to taxes on an unreported $2 million. Nygård's fashion concept retail store opened in Times Square in Manhattan on Friday, November 6, 2009. In 2007, a dispute escalated into a battle royal encompassing no fewer than 16. The indictment features some of the same allegations as the lawsuit, filed in New York in February. Mr. Nygard’s lawyer in New York, Elkan Abramowitz, declined to comment on the charges. The Cay is inspired by the Mayan civilization’s architecture. On April 22, 2020, 36 new women joined a sex assault suit that was filed in February 2020. [7], In 1964, he graduated from the University of North Dakota with a business degree.[8][9]. The article documented a pattern of complaints about him stretching back 40 years and showed how he had used his money and threats to silence alleged victims. LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women. Nygard founded his fashion company in 1967 in Winnipeg, where it grew from a partial stake in a women's garment manufacturer to a brand name sold in stores around the world. On November 15, 2019, a judge in the Bahamas sentenced Nygård to 90 days in prison and fined him $150,000 after finding he breached a court order prohibiting the disclosure of emails that were stolen from a non-profit group. This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 20:55. Court records show Nygard was arrested under the Extradition Act and is to appear in … WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. Peter Nygard’s Children. On February 25, 2020, Nygård stepped down as chairman of Nygård International, after their headquarters were raided in connection to sex trafficking claims. In 2008, Nygård was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court by a former girlfriend for slamming a door on her hand. It has been said Nygård used fake news sites and YouTube videos to smear Bacon as a person who ran an international drug-smuggling operation, a member of the KKK, having been charged with insider trading, and being involved in murdering the Point House caretaker, Dan Tuckfield, after commissioning him to set the fire at Nygård Cay. [62], Nygård is said to have dated Anna Nicole Smith from 1998 to 2001. Finnish-Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was named in a civil class-action lawsuit in which 10 women allege they were lured, bribed, and sexually assaulted by him. [11], The company filed for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy in New York on March 18, 2020[12] and a Manitoba judge has ordered a group of Nygård companies into receivership on March 19, 2020. On November 24, 2019, Bahamas police began investigating six allegations of rape made against Nygård. Peter Nygard, 77, is the second of the Duke's associates to be accused of sex offences, following his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. He founded Nygård International, a company that makes women's apparel, in 1967. It was partly destroyed by a fire on November 10, 2009. In March, the company filed for bankruptcy in Canada and in the United States. All the alleged victims were under 16. Born in Finland, he grew up in Canada, launching his multinational fashion company, Nygard International, in Winnipeg more than 50 years ago. Mr Nygard has been taken into custody by … Edward Norton. “This is the best — the best thing that could possibly have happened for me, and for so many of the women that he has caused terror for over the years,” Ms. Telek said. In 2012, Nygård launched a lawsuit against the, In 2015 and 2017, Nygård was looked at by FBI over claims of sex trafficking. 2, 2020, 36 New women joined a sex assault suit was. 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