Fashion mogul Nygard is alleged to have invited ten girls to his lavish estate under the guise that he would help them with their modeling careers.
Prince Andrew reportedly stayed with Nygard’s mansion in the Bahamas in 2000.
A lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York claimed that Nygard plied his subjects with alcohol and drugs before they were violently assaulted, raped and sodomized.
Nygard, worth a reported £1.3bn and runs women’s clothing company Nygard International, has strongly denied the allegations.
There is no suggestion he knew of Nygard’s alleged criminality.
In the case against Nygard, the teenagers, some as young as 14, launched a class action lawsuit in Manhattan – claiming to have been a part of what was essentially a “sex trafficking ring”.
A spokesman for Mr. Nygard tells Highlight Hollywood, “This lawsuit was expected. It is exactly what Peter Nygard predicted would happen when he filed his RICO lawsuit in New York last year against land baron and hedge fund billionaire, Louis Bacon. This is just the latest in a 10+ year string of attempts to try to destroy the reputation of a man through false statements. It is no different than the conspiracy exposed in 2010 through various legal actions filed by Peter Nygard, where it was shown that women were bought off to make such false claims.”
Adding, “The RICO Complaint exposes a long-running malicious and vicious conspiracy dating back to at least as early as 2010 to pay off and coerce women to fabricate and manufacture sexual stories in an effort to destroy Nygard and his business. The allegations are completely false, without foundation and are vigorously denied. Peter Nygard looks forward to fully exposing this scam and, once and for all, clearing his name.”
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