Millionaire fashion executive Peter Nygard is accused of luring a slew of young disadvantaged teens to his Bahamian mansion under the promise of “fame and fortune.” Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights Manhattan fashion designer Peter Nygard has been arrested in Canada for sexually assaulting dozens of teenage girls and women, prosecutors said Tuesday. Cuomo, 'SI' model Brooks Nader cavorts with husband Billy Haire in Miami, NFL player accused of having ‘hidden girlfriend’ in savage TikTok. Winnipeg-raised fashion mogul Peter Nygard found himself locked out of his luxury home in the Bahamas on Friday. Nygard Peter Nygard and his mother Hilkka in 2006. Nygard was nabbed in Winnipeg under the Extradition Act and appeared Tuesday afternoon in court, where he traded his usual flashy threads for a gray sweatshirt and prison pants, according to Candian outlet CTV News. The ban would have only applied to Canadian media, allowing international outlets to still run the information. Bang /Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested on charges alleging he … It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. The alleged sexual assaults went on for decades with Nygard bribing local authorities to turn a blind eye. Sitemap Nine Nygard companies went into receivership on March 18 after American lenders White Oak Commercial Finance and Second Avenue Capital Partners took them to court to recoup a loan worth more than $25 million US. Onchulenko says since then there have been numerous discussions regarding Nygard's desire to formally rent the apartment, but the receiver has refused. Email: caroline.barghout@cbc.ca, Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Nygard also is accused of hosting sexual “swaps” with other friends and business associates, who would bring a “date” to trade for sex with one of his “girlfriends.”. Nygard kept his “girlfriends” under constant surveillance, insisting they needed his permission to leave the properties — a rule enforced by his company’s employees, prosecutors said. Two Canadian women have come forward to say they were raped by fashion designer Peter Nygard. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. 93,670, This story has been shared 89,536 times. "The wonderful Nygard employees who rely upon the companies for their livelihoods must now be the priority," Frydman's statement said. A Courtyard Marriott worker gave me an alias. Peter Nygard is a hard-partying retail tycoon, whose estate is fit for a Mayan emperor. Richter says it has received two offers on the property. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard indicted in U.S. on sex trafficking charges Reuters / 04:05 AM December 16, 2020 Finnish-born fashion designer Peter Nygard is … Fashion designer Peter Nygard's lawyer says his client's tenancy rights must be considered if the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench plans to approve an offer to purchase a property on Winnipeg's Notre Dame Avenue owned by Nygard companies in receivership. However, after Prince Andrew is linked to a new sex abuse scandal as millionaire fashion executive Peter Nygard is accused of raping 10 women at Bahamas compound where Duke once stayed. An investigation by The Fifth Estate confirms key elements of their allegations are backed up by witnesses, confidants, family members, and in one case, an RCMP officer. The 79-y… Since joining CBC Manitoba as a reporter in 2013, she has won an award for her work on crowded jails and her investigation into Tina Fontaine's death led to changes in the child welfare system. Fashion mogul Peter Nygard hired his girlfriend -- a "known sex worker"-- to rape two of his sons as teens -- saying he wanted the woman to "make a man" out of one of them. The civil suit filed against Nygard in New York involves 57 women who say they were raped or sexually assaulted by him. Fifty-seven women have joined the class-action suit — and several of them claim they were 14 or 15 years old when the mogul raped them. Richter says there is no evidence that Nygard was an official tenant and therefore has no tenancy rights to the apartment. If he approved of them, they went into a Rolodex of names that would be drawn from to attend future dinners, poker games and parties, prosecutors said. Still, Nygard's lawyer says the court should give the second offer a chance. 89,536, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Nygard had got a degree in Business Studies from the University of North Dakota and thereafter, he decided to start his career in the apparel business. Breaking their silence. It is one of four Nygard properties in Winnipeg and Toronto currently up for sale. "All of those factors led the receiver and Colliers to the conclusion that this was not an offer that was worth pursuing, or worth risking the [first] transaction over," said Taylor. Nygard denies the allegations and none have been proven in court. Justice James Edmond dismissed that claim. "The receiver has a job to do now," said Taylor. Federal authorities raided Nygard’s Manhattan headquarters earlier this year — less than two weeks after a lawsuit accused him of luring young women to his Bahamas estate with cash and modeling opportunities. According to Nygård’s website , his mother passed away in 2010. (Cindy Karp/The New York Times) He also said his dad used to call him "No. Justice Edmond is expected to give his decision on the receiver's request to approve the purchase offer next week. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Louis Bacon is a buttoned-up hedge-fund king, whose passion is conservation. Your Ad Choices Peter Nygard arrives at the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 2, 2014. Thanks for contacting us. Peter J. Nygård is a former fashion executive from Finland and Canada. Ten unidentified women have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Nygard, 77, of rape and sex trafficking. Peter Nygard arrives at the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 2, 2014. In 1987, Nygård built a 14,000-square-metre (150,000 sq ft) compound at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. The order has since been extended until Sept. 30. These payments often covered their plastic surgery, immigration assistance, abortions, dental work and other living expenses, authorities said. Your California Privacy Rights 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. Court heard Nygard — who is also the subject of a civil class-action lawsuit filed in New York — is currently in Manitoba, living at his cottage in Falcon Lake. Peter Nygard, the Finnish-Canadian founder of clothing brand Nygard International, has been making headlines this week after ten women filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the fashion mogul ran a drug-fueled sex trafficking ring out of his Bahamas estate.. Fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Canada on sex crime charges Nygard is accused of enticing underage girls and women to his Bahamas … A Fifth Estate investigation reveals how members of the Winnipeg business elite assisted in suppressing the details of Jonna Laursen’s story from 40 years ago. "The lenders are actually more in the hole than they were when this proceeding started, and the entire purpose of this proceeding is to pay down the loan," said White Oak lawyer Jeremy Dacks. Prosecutors allege that Nygard would host so-called “Pamper Parties,” named for their free food, drinks and spa treatments, at his Marina del Rey, Calif., and Bahamas estates to recruit more girls and young women into his orbit. White Oak wants the receiver to accept the first offer and move on with the process. Employees would allegedly take photos of the female guests and later show them to Nygard. Dakota Johnson wears giant ring: Is she engaged to Chris Martin? He also allegedly used false promises of modeling opportunities, financial support and threats to coerce the women into sexual encounters. “The wonderful Nygard employees who rely upon the companies for their livelihoods must now be the priority,” said a statement. “It’s about backing up the other people who are being called liars,” the older son — who was not identified — said in an interview with CBC News. They reached out to 350 prospective buyers. Investigative Reporter, CBC Manitoba I-Team, Caroline began her career co-hosting an internet radio talk show in Toronto and then worked at various stations in Oshawa, Sudbury and Toronto before landing in Winnipeg in 2007. Early this year U.S. federal authorities raided Nygard… The the 4.6-acre property at the corner of Notre Dame and Clifton Street includes three buildings, one of which was a Nygard clothing store. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. December 15, 2020 | 12:52pm | Updated December 15, 2020 | 5:20pm. Justice Edmond says Nygard is currently in Manitoba and that he should be the one giving the evidence, not his former employee. The former fashion exec is accused of using his international brand to recruit and pay for sex with his victims, who were put on his payroll as “models,” “assistants” or communication specialists, prosecutors said. The second offer is higher but is based on numerous conditions, including securing financing, zoning, and final approval by the company's board of directors. The 79-year-old Finnish-born mogul was indicted on nine counts of racketeering, sex trafficking and related charges involving a “decades-long pattern” across the globe of coercing women into sex acts, according to Manhattan federal prosecutors. "What's missing before this court is the application by the receiver, before the Residential Tenancies Board to have Mr. Nygard removed as a tenant or found to not be a tenant," said Onchulenko. He founded Nygard International as a sportswear manufacturer in 1967 — and now it has more than 170 stores in North America, according to its site. He also brought them for the same purpose to “swingers’ clubs” in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and Winnipeg — where he would pressure the women into having sex with other men so he could sleep with someone else there, prosecutors said. Privacy Notice Manhattan fashion designer Peter Nygard has been arrested in his native Canada amid allegations that he sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Taylor said Peter Nygard made a verbal offer to buy the Notre Dame Avenue warehouse in March but it wasn't accepted. Court records show Nygard, who is 79, was arrested under the Extradition Act and was to appear in a Winnipeg courtroom on Tuesday afternoon. If they were unwilling, the chosen guests — who were sometimes minors — were drugged in order to get them to perform his sexual demands, prosecutors said. It was partly destroyed by a fire on November 10, 2009. A former employee of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard says he sexually harassed, tormented, screamed at, raped and finally fired her. A former Nygard employee filed an affidavit on Nygard's behalf claiming Nygard's rights to the apartment, but Justice James Edmond said that's not good enough. "There's no lease, there's no tenancy, there's no rent, and all of the costs of that residence were paid by the company.". Some of his female victims claim they were forced to recruit other sexual partners for him — including girls as young as 14 years old — so he could have intercourse on a “near-daily basis,” according to court documents filed in Canada. His rep didn’t respond to request for comment Tuesday. On top of that, the prospective buyer is asking for a 45-day period to complete due diligence investigations on the property. Others were allegedly lured to a secluded area of the property where they were physically coerced or manipulated into participating. In April, the receiver hired Colliers, a commercial real estate company, to help sell four Nygard-owned properties. His lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, declined comment. The Cay is inspired by the Mayan civilization’s architecture. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested, court records confirm. 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Peter Nygard, meet Jeffrey Epstein. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Court heard Nygard — who is also the subject of a civil class-action lawsuit filed in New York — is currently in Manitoba, living at his cottage in Falcon Lake. This story has been shared 498,601 times. One is significantly less than the $5.2 million asking price, but has no conditions, even though about $750,000 will be required to complete environmental remediation. He allegedly would use a “girlfriend” or employee at the parties to scout out a chosen victim  — who would then be forced into sexual activity and paid in cash, which could range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Peter Nygard, the flamboyant Canadian fashion mogul, built a nearly billion-dollar fortune hawking slacks and blouses at Sears, Walmart and his own store in … Peter Nygard, one of Canada’s largest fashion moguls, has been accused of raping and sexually assaulting 10 women on his Bahamas island estate, in the United States and “around the world.” Lies, Spies and Double Agents: On the Trail of Peter Nygard in the Bahamas. No criminal charges have been filed. "What's the rush … given these COVID conditions, which everyone agrees are at best uncertain and at worst have depressed the value of these properties," Onchulenko said. Breadcrumb Trail Links. Wayne Onchulenko told the court via teleconference Thursday that Peter Nygard was living in an apartment inside one of the buildings on the property, and cannot be evicted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Nygard is seen here on May 25, 2000, outside his 150,000-square-foot Polynesian-style home in the Bahamas. Peter Nygard, the Canadian fashion mogul who faces charges of rape, has been arrested. Richter is asking the court to approve a purchase offer on the Notre Dame Avenue property, which has been on the market for six weeks. “To say that it’s already received some publicity is an understatement,” Prober said, adding that it does not mean that it “should receive any more.”. Around 10 a.m., three Winnipeg Police Service officers were seen outside his office building. Only four were interested enough to take a look at the Notre Dame buildings. Winnipeg police were spotted Thursday at Peter Nygard’s office on Notre Dame Avenue. His lawyer, Jay Prober, on Tuesday was denied a publication ban on the evidence presented in court — which he requested despite acknowledging it was “somewhat moot” due to the media attention surrounding his client. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Nygard has previously denied the allegations of the women and his sons. “‘Girlfriends’ were not consulted in advance that they would be traded for sex and Nygard often pressured them to comply with swaps at his direction through manipulation, intimidation, degradation and threats,” prosecutors said. 498,601, This story has been shared 93,670 times. Ten women have filed a class-action lawsuit against fashion retailer Peter Nygard. "There's no doubt that it's hearsay evidence. Nygard liquidation sales a step closer as court approves landlords' request for fee on unpaid rent, Peter Nygard companies seek Manitoba court order preventing receiver from providing privileged documents, Breaking their silence: 2 Canadian women say they were raped by Peter Nygard, Nygard properties up for sale after Manitoba court approves liquidation of retail assets, a civil class-action lawsuit filed in New York, The Residential Tenancies Act to suspend evictions, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. The sons said they came forward to lend weight to Nygard’s accusers. Peter J. Nygard is a fashion mogul who enjoys ruling over his empire, the Nygard International.The company is basically a huge company based in Winnipeg that is known for its extremely popular women’s apparel. Terms of Use Peter Nygard's arrest on sex trafficking charges came after U.S. federal authorities raided his Manhattan offices earlier this year. The lawyer for American lenders White Oak, the only secured creditor, says since the receivership began, his client has paid an additional $8.9 million to fund Richter's efforts to liquidate company assets. "The circumstances of the market are what they are, and none of us know whether or not in a month or two months prices will be better or worse.". (Source: Annie I. We switched hotel rooms every few days so no one could track us. 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