Peter Nygaard, a Canadian fashion mogul with a net worth of $ 900 million, who has been arrested in Canada, is accused of sexually abusing the girls and implicating them in their inner circle by offering them a modeling job. According to reports, some women were reportedly minors, aged 14. The charges were announced by the FBI and the New York City Police Department. Canadian authorities arrested Nygaard in Winnipeg at the request of the United States government. According to prosecutors’ statements, Nygaard had been involved in sexual trafficking, robbery, and related crimes over several decades and potentially dozens of alleged victims in Canada, the US and the Bahamas.
The criminal charges alleged Nygaard used the reputation of his clothing design and manufacturing business to convince his alleged victims to submit to their sexual demands. His clothing brand is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada. The girls were reportedly under 18 years of age. The allegations suggest that it was not just Nygard who allegedly attacked the girls, they allegedly had co-conspirators, such as Nygard group employees, who allegedly used force, coercion, and girls. Frauded to lure. Nygaard and his friend, who then sexually assaulted and abused him.
The lawsuit alleges that Nygard targeted women and minor girls of disadvantaged economic backgrounds or who had a history of abuse in their lives. Seventy-five women joined the lawsuit and collectively claimed that Nygard not only lured the girls, but also used them to threaten, bribe and use violence to avoid being searched for decades. Some girls were called Nygard’s “girlfriends” or “assistants”.
Nygaard allegedly required those girls to travel and live with them and to have sex with each other, and with others. They determined the daily activities of these girls as well as their appearances. These women and girls were under constant surveillance by Nygaard and his cronies. The legal statement claimed that these women were not allowed to go home (or wherever) without Nygard’s permission.
The FBI raided its New York City offices earlier this year. It prosecuted Nygaard by 10 women and claimed that he targeted young and poor women for their lavish possessions in the Bahamas with cash and promises of jobs in modeling and fashion. Many of the 10 plaintiffs alleged that they were 14 and 15 years old when Nygard poured alcohol and drugs on them and then raped them. When their victims went to the Bahamas, their passports were allegedly confiscated. In order to get it back and leave his property, he allegedly needed a sex act.
He also reportedly kept a database of thousands of potential victims on his corporate server.
Nygaard has denied all the allegations, claiming that it is the work of his billionaire neighbor Louis Bacon, whom he has been quarreling with for years. Nygard debuted as president of his company earlier this year and announced that it would divest its ownership stake.