Sexual Abuse Lawyers Fighting Nationwide for the Victims of Fashion Executive Peter Nygard
International fashion magnate Peter Nygard is facing charges of sex trafficking, sexual abuse, and related crimes in the U.S., Canada, and the Bahamas. If you were a victim of Peter Nygard, discuss your rights as soon as possible with a sexual abuse attorney at Greg Jones Law.
Nygard, the former head of a multimillion-dollar fashion company, was arrested in Winnipeg in 2020 under the Extradition Act after nine sex-related charges were filed against him in New York. Nygard, 80, has been accused of sex trafficking, rape, and racketeering.
In 2021, Nygard was charged by Toronto police with multiple counts of sexual assault and forcible confinement in incidents that allegedly happened from the mid-1980s through the mid-2000s. In fact, claims and accusations of sexual abuse by Nygard go all the way back to 1968.
Nygard is also the target of a lawsuit in the United States that involves 57 women who are making sexual abuse allegations. He stepped down as chairman of his company after the FBI and the New York Police Department raided his offices in New York in February 2020.
What Is the Peter Nygard Story?
Peter Nygard was born in Finland in 1941. His parents emigrated to Canada in 1952. Nygard attended the University of North Dakota and graduated in 1964 with a degree in business. He established the Nygard Apparel Manufacturing Company in Winnipeg in 1967.
The company later became Nygard International, with its world headquarters in Times Square. Those headquarters were raided by the FBI in February 2020, and one month later, Nygard International filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York.
What Are Some of the Accusations Made Against Peter Nygard?
Long before his current legal troubles began, Peter Nygard was being accused of serious sex crimes. These are only a few of the many allegations that have been made against Nygard in the last 54 years:
- In 1968, Winnipeg police charged Nygard with a sexual offense, but the charge was dropped when the alleged victim refused to cooperate with the prosecution.
- In 1980, Winnipeg police charged Nygard with raping an 18-year-old woman. The charge was stayed when the woman refused to testify.
- In the 1990s, Nygard negotiated settlements of sexual harassment complaints by three former employees.
- In 2016, Nygard was investigated for sex trafficking by the United States Department of Homeland Security.
What Are the Current Charges Against Peter Nygard?
Peter Nygard is currently charged with the following sexual offenses:
- recruiting female victims for himself, his friends, and his business associates
- targeting female minors and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds
- controlling victims with false promises and threats
- forcible sexual assault, drugging his victims, and other serious criminal charges
According to one indictment, Nygard required women he called “assistants” to travel with him and engage in sexual activity at his direction. The indictment charges that Nygard paid many of his victims by putting them on his company’s payroll as “models” or as other employees.
A civil lawsuit also accuses Nygard of sex trafficking at Lyford Cay, his 150,000-square-foot compound in the Bahamas. The lawsuit claims that Nygard lured women to Lyford Cay for parties – sometimes attended by prominent political figures – and sexually assaulted the women.
Are You a Victim of Peter Nygard?
Greg Jones Law is a national personal injury law firm that handles civil lawsuits for the victims of sexual abuse across the United States. The legal team at Greg Jones Law has years of experience representing sexual abuse survivors, and our record of success speaks for itself.
With allegations going back to 1968, it’s probable that scores of Peter Nygard’s victims have not yet come forward, but every sexual abuse victim deserves justice. If you believe that you are a victim of Peter Nygard – or any other sexual predator – contact Greg Jones Law now at 855-566-3752 and arrange to speak with a sexual abuse attorney at our national law offices.
In the last few years, we’ve seen several powerful men such as Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein – men accused of sexual crimes for decades – finally brought to justice. It’s right that they pay for their crimes, but it’s wrong that those crimes were allowed to continue for so long.
How Will the Team at Greg Jones Law Work for You?
At Greg Jones Law, if you are a victim of sexual abuse, we will provide an initial case evaluation without cost or obligation. You will get sound, personalized legal advice, and your lawyer will explain your legal rights and options—call from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day.
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