NEW YORK – The magnate of the canadian fashion Peter Nygard is the subject of a class action filed in the State of New York by a dozen women who accused him of sexual assault and sex trafficking in his luxurious residence in the Bahamas.
The request was filed Thursday on behalf of 10 plaintiffs, whose identity has not been revealed, which is claiming damages and a jury trial against Peter J. Nygard, Nygard Inc., Nygard International Partnership and Nygard Holdings Ltd.
In documents submitted to the court, it is alleged that the three complainants were only 14 years old when they were raped, while two others were 15. Nine of the women are citizens of the Bahamas and the tenth is an American, according to the “Winnipeg Free Press”.
The lawsuit alleges that Nygard and his companies used to organise parties at which young women were invited to his exclusive property in the Bahamas for photo sessions free of charge, to manicures, to pedicures and massages.
According to the complainants, these gatherings were in reality a cover to “facilitate his trafficking network for sex”.
The lawyer Peter Nygard has refuted the allegations, calling them “completely false, without basis”.