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Fashion designer Peter Nygard, who is facing a class-action lawsuit in New York from dozens of women who accuse him of sexual assault, says he has lived in … Massive cauldrons come to life, blazing with flames. WINNIPEG -- Just hours after FBI and New York City police raided Nygard headquarters in Times Square, Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard announced he will be stepping down from his company. For some, Ross said even that method of handoff was too risky. I remember trying to ease my way to the edge of the bed. “He asked, ‘Suelyn, do you know what the best stem cells are?’” she writes. When I came to … he was on top of me. 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. Here, an adapted excerpt chronicles how Nygard allegedly used his power and privilege to take advantage of people. Justice James Edmond reserved his decision until next week. Privacy Notice The top 10 books New Yorkers are devouring in quarantine, This story has been shared 552,042 times. I could see from the mirror (on the ceiling). 1 of 2 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 … When confronted with the records, Gibson, the Minister of Immigration and Labor at the time, told the Tribune that they were campaign donations, as well as financial contributions to community programs he was spearheading, like scholarships for local students. “Mr. "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," said Richter's lawyer Bruce Taylor on Thursday. We've received your submission. I remember trying to ease my way to the edge of the bed. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan indicted Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard on nine counts, including charges of sex-trafficking, involving dozens of women, some of whom were underage. Nygard admitted to having met with government officials, but his attorneys later claimed that the minutes of that meeting had been fabricated, and that he had no desire to “curry preferential treatment by the Bahamian government.” The campaign to get his stem cell mecca built, though, would consume him for the next several years. Still Nygard's lawyer argued the court should consider it. Nygard had almost unlimited power to do what he wanted in the Bahamas, Cronin writes, after bribing officials from the government’s Progressive Liberal Party. Retail Tycoon Peter Nygard Indicted in Sex-Trafficking Probe Charges in an indictment unsealed by Manhattan federal prosecutors A picture of Peter Nygard in a New York City Nygard … Pekka Juhani Nygård) (s. 24. heinäkuuta 1941 Helsinki) on Suomessa syntynyt liikemies, joka nykyisin on Kanadan kansalainen. He said his offer makes economic sense for everyone involved because it provides additional income for the receiver, and saves the buyer from having to spend money to tear the buildings down. "The receiver's main reasons for justifying such a low price were that the buyer (Mist Holdings) considered 10,000 square feet as not leasable, and they had no interest in the office/showroom buildings and in fact they planned to spend a considerable amount of money to tear these two buildings down," said Nygard's affidavit. As guests arrived, they would be photographed and entered into Nygard’s personal database. “Mr. FBI agents and New York police officers raided fashion designer Peter Nygard’s New York office on Tuesday amid allegations of sex trafficking in a … One of his girlfriends, Suelyn Medeiros, wrote in her 2014 memoir about a trip she took with Nygard to Ukraine, where he was having stem cell research done. 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 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. WINNIPEG -- Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard … MODEL Courtney Stodden claimed billionaire Peter Nygard tried to lure her to his private island when she was just 19 years old after he allegedly sexually assaulted her … 77,242, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved He told me he wanted me to break them up, roll them, and put them in this fish.”, According to records obtained by the Bahamas Tribune, Shane Gibson [a member of the PLP] received $94,131.10 deposited into his Miami bank account from the Nygard Companies in 2012 and 2013. He even rated them upon entry, Ross claimed: A, B, C or D, with A being the most beautiful. The bust came just a week after 10 unidentified women filed a federal lawsuit accusing the 78-year-old of a “decades-long sex-trafficking scheme” in which he “recruited, lured, and enticed young, impressionable and often impoverished children and women, with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modeling opportunities” — only to, allegedly, sexually assault and rape them. Gibson would later be photographed at one of Nygard’s “pamper parties” in 2014. “When I came to,” Ross alleged, “he was penetrating me. Peter Nygard, who in court filings says he is a consultant for the Nygard Group and owns one of the nine companies under receivership, is under investigation in … “Peter Nygard denies all allegations in this salacious, so-called book cobbled together by a gossip writer,” Frydman said.) But it all came to a halt in February when the FBI raided Nygard’s Manhattan office. The house has been described as a resort with guests paying $42,000 a night in 2009 to stay there. The court must now decide whether Nygard has a tenancy right to the property, and if it has the authority to evict him. Much of the alleged illegal activity is said to have taken place in and around Nygard’s 150,000-square-foot estate in Lyford Cay, Bahamas, which featured fake volcanos spouting dry ice, a gym on the beach, statues of nudes supposedly modeled on Nygard’s exes, a “disco hut” with cameras under the floors, an underground Mayan-themed cave housing 30 cars and an indoor swimming pool with glass through the middle, which allegedly had dolphins on one side and sharks on the other. Related Topics FBI United States New … Ross claimed [those] women had to have what Nygard called “a nice toilet … a nice ass. 552,042, This story has been shared 94,340 times. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard's luxury Bahamas estate has been seized by authorities amid allegations of illegal dredging at the property. 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. Allegations about his treatment of women and his business practices were also covered in that documentary and a devastating 2010 Forbes profile titled “Peter Nygard Answers to No One.” In it, Nygard is portrayed as a draconian boss who fined low-level house … On April 22, 36 more women joined a class-action complaint against Nygard. She claimed, “It happened often.” She even said that at least once, she saw a girl “escape” from the property, only to be brought back by Bahamian police, apparently against her will. "Should the existing Mist Holdings offer somehow end up becoming less than its current offer, it is my opinion the court should require the new price to be disclosed and accept my offer of the revised price plus $50,000," said Nygard. Richter Advisory Group Inc., which was appointed receiver for the companies, has been in the process of liquidating company assets for the past three months. Peter Nygard is seen partying with scantily-clad young women at his Bahamian mansion in 2007 in photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com The … Nygard’s home in Lyford Cay, Bahamas, featured fake volcanos spouting dry ice, an underground cave housing 30 cars and an indoor pool with glass through the middle, which allegedly had dolphins on one side and sharks on the other. 94,340, This story has been shared 77,242 times. Ross even became a sort of leader in the community, introducing other alleged victims to the organization in the hopes of getting them therapy and the community support they’d never had. Danton Unger In 2019, a When Peter Nygard was in residence at Nygard Cay, neighbors say, that was the nightly soundtrack. The eyes of concrete Mayan-style gargoyles and snakes glow like embers. I turned to tell Mr. Nygard I wasn’t feeling good. Thanks for contacting us. The donations were usually $5,000 or more, and were deposited on a semi-regular basis, marked “services” or “travel.”. Nygard’s girlfriend offered [Ross] a glass of wine. Nygard is also the subject of a civil class-action lawsuit in New York, filed by 57 women who say they were raped or sexually assaulted by him. Nine of his companies were placed in 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. The buildings on the 4.6-acre property include a 69,000-square-foot warehouse and two smaller buildings that house a carpentry/maintenance shop, and a retail store. On Feb. 13, 2020, a class-action complaint on behalf of several Jane Does was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and revealed Nygard’s depravation. Canadian police arrested Nygard in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Monday at the U.S. government's request under the countries' extradition treaty. WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. In a rare personal affidavit from Nygard filed in Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench Thursday, he says the apartment has been his full-time home since he moved back to Canada a year and a half ago, and he wants to keep it that way. 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 indictment that included charges of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit I knew he was on top of me. On so many nights, it was alleged, the same story would unfold: Nygard lures the victims to his bedroom or has them ushered there by groomers, under the false pretense of discussing a potential modeling contract in private, where he uses physical force or coercion or knowing the victim has not attained the age of 18 years, to engage in commercial sex acts and coerce and force them to engage in unwanted sexual acts. The latest development is a lawsuit saying Mr. Nygard … Article content On Friday the 13th of March, as Canada went into lockdown, Peter Nygard’s retail fashion empire was still standing, barely. She even has alleged that Nygard went so far as to kill her family dog. Known as a hard-partying Peter Pan, the man Forbes dubbed “The Polyester Phenom” was often surrounded by young women and threw legendary parties at his homes in the Bahamas and Los Angeles. However, in the vast majority of cases, Nygard never intends to follow through with the modeling contracts and tells his victims this for the sole purpose of maintaining control over them. (Nygard has also claimed that his billionaire neighbor, Louis Bacon, with whom he’s feuded for years, has paid people to make false statements about him.) A Manitoba court heard in a Thursday teleconference that Nygard is currently living at his cottage in Falcon Lake, Man. According to Nygard’s house manager, Richette Ross, his staffers used Facebook posts and messages to promote upcoming parties, which offered “free dinners, massages, pedicures, and boat rides” to guests — “mainly females,” said Ross. [He] also threatens the victims with implied or express threats of retribution if they tell anyone about what happened, often implying or expressly threatening to have his victims killed if they do not cooperate. "Peter Nygard looks forward to fully exposing this scam and once and for all clearing his name," he said. She claimed that Nygard got creative in his efforts to pay off politicos. With Nygard’s support, the PLP rolled to victory in 2012 and the designer was quick to claim credit. Ryan Thorpe/Winnipeg Free Press … When the New York Times covered the sexual assault accusations against Nygard earlier this year, it revealed that two accusers interviewed had then recanted and said they had been paid to lie by Ross. Peter Nygard’s house manager, Richette Ross, claims she was drugged and raped by the designer on the island. (Nygard’s lawyer has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the book’s publisher, according to the mogul’s rep, Ken Frydman, who told The Post that Nygard was not contacted by the writer or publisher about the book. The new book "Predator King" by Melissa Cronin claims to expose Nygard's outrageous lifestyle and deeds. “He had about $100,000 in $10,000 bundles. Before long, though, Ross had made herself a target. Your California Privacy Rights Fashion designer Peter Nygard stepped down from his namesake company in February after an NYPD/FBI raid of his Manhattan offices -- which came on the heels of a federal lawsuit from 10 women who claimed they were raped during parties at his Bahamas mansion. Angry organ chords in a minor key shoot out across the ocean, the beach and the surrounding properties: the foreboding first notes of the theme to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.”. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. She found support in a local nonprofit organization founded to help sexual violence victims. Cuomo, 'SI' model Brooks Nader cavorts with husband Billy Haire in Miami, NFL player accused of having ‘hidden girlfriend’ in savage TikTok. The mogul’s company filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York last week, and Nygard is reportedly in Winnipeg, Manitoba, awaiting the outcome of the FBI investigation. She claimed to have seen “stacks of $10,000 bundles from the bank” stuffed into bags for delivery. According to court documents obtained by the Tribune newspaper, shortly [after the election] the government “determined that appropriate acreage should be leased to Mr. Peter Nygard” so he could develop a stem cell facility as a part of what was termed a “touristic development.”. "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," Wayne Onchulenko said Thursday. "Peter Nygard looks forward to fully exposing this scam and once and for all clearing his name," he said. The Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was charged on Tuesday with sex trafficking, racketeering and other crimes targeting dozens of women and underage girls over a quarter century in three countries, U.S. authorities said. Nygard’s ex-girlfriend Suelyn Medeiros claims he encouraged her to get pregnant and have an abortion so he could harvest the fetus’ stem-cells for anti-aging treatments. Nygard, 79, has been accused by 57 women in a class-action lawsuit of rape, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Sitemap The new book “Predator King: Peter Nygard’s Dark Life of Rape, Drugs and Blackmail” (Hot Books) by Melissa Cronin tells this dark story. A lot of people are doing it.”, “This was the sickest thing I’d ever heard Peter say,” she writes. 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 Times Square. Nygard arrived at … He promises many victims that he will contact them about future modeling contracts. Nygard, obsessed with staying young, ended up establishing his stem cell research company in nearby St. Kitts. Finally, catching my breath, I said, ‘Peter, I do not believe in abortion.’”. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. It seemed unusual, and she declined the offer to focus on her work. “I couldn’t speak for a moment. “Around 10:00, we were almost ready to shut down,” Ross claimed, when she spotted the girl again. The property has been on the market for six weeks and is listed at $5.2 million. The purchase offer is confidential, but court heard it is considerably lower than the asking price. "I am the rightful owner of personal training equipment contained in my personal office areas, the  Excalibur and the  Hummer that were provided for my personal use as part of my remuneration package," said Nygard's affidavit. 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