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"peter nygard" Discussed on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
"Order threat up dot com slash. Choose see for an extra thirty percent off today. Terms apply so. I'm very excited to be talking to the to catch a predator. Chris hansen himself. chris. I'm so excited to talk to you. Welcome to juicy scoop will thank you heather. It's great to be here. how are you. I am great learning to say. I remember like watching the show from the beginning and i was doing some research. I didn't realize it started way back in two thousand and four in which you've continued to catch predators and we're gonna talk about everything that you have going on. But how did that show come about when you at nbc and for you to host it originally. I got a tip from somebody. Talking about Fellow reporter friend of mine from detroit talking about this online watchdog group called perverted justice in a looked into it and we call them up and sorta figured out that You know if we could come on their ability to be decoys a champion posing this young teams With our ability to wirehouse with hidden cameras and microphones it could be pretty compelling pitched the story it was never imagined dad point to be a completely different show. Was you know a going to be a segment on dateline and so i pitched it and it was approved and you know a lot of smart people weighed in on it and we did the very first one in two thousand four february at lead in bethpage long island. And i'm driving out there and i'm thinking what happens if nobody shows up and i've just blown you know a lot of nbc's money on this that you know Matter of few seconds. I got a phone call from my producer. Lynn keller. who says where the hell are you. We've got two guys do in forty five minutes. You need to get here. Traffic cleared drove over the bridge. And got there just talked to start the show but that's how it started. I mean you know i remember. I was obsessed with it and I was a writer and producer on chelsea lately. And i hope you're not offended that we did some parodies of it. I think a lot of people did parodies. And we had a little person on our show chelsea sidekick named and we did a parody of a member this catch to catch a nugget refer to him as her nugget and you know We did the whole setup and it was always like you always emerged from like behind the kitchen. Did you ever. would you like seek out. The house is first so that that like the house worked for your filming and then initially initially it was just a matter of yeah. We wanted to do it. Locally guard we found a house It was a friend of one of the associate producers who was a retired police officer rent the house. And you know we base our setup up upon the house but yeah it. It's helpful to have certain things in house and or hotel or whatever we use to maintain some sort of control over the environment but yeah it. It's it's important to have the setup. So i can appear So i can have some space between us and the the more recent ones. We did In michigan the ones on the youtube channel. Have a seat with chris hanson. The once they're going to be intelligent soon. Some of them were actually done in hotel. Because we had to deal with co bid restrictions we had to abide by certain rules. You know it. It was a whole different ballgame but but eventually we'll do more in homes and apartments and condos. Change it up a little bit in trying to catch these guys during covid were any of them like ou. Don't have you been tested for covid before molest you. I mean when deputy kind of ironic like there were no. There was none of that way. Good script so we again. We had you know Guys walk in from all walks of life was a prison guard in the state of michigan was a steed employees who had done work in the governor's mansion police officer from lebanon I mean you know here. We are literally sixteen years after the first sting guys are still showing up and it's it's a combination of things. I believe that that you know. Continue to make this So important to do you know people talk about how the internet has evolved. Remember when we started. We immediately use chat rooms on radio and yahoo. while today. there's kickin skip. The games in tiktok can all kinds of online interactive games provide an opportunity for predators to approach children online. At and think about this. I mean we're all living in the pandemic or how much time are kids spending online learning recreating doing whatever you do in. The parents are busy on their own projects working online and while everybody may be under the same roof there is an incredible opportunity now that never existed before predators to approach kids in one of the reasons behind doing the podcast predators. That is to go back. And you look at some of these cases relive them in the moment you know take listeners viewers behind the scenes and then also just out of genuine curiosity on my part. Where are some of guys today. And some of the the backstory's what's happened to them and what they're doing now are absolutely fascinated. Yes i mean some of the things that were always so shocking. Is you know what about the wife or the teenage kids. That see their dad trying to meet a fourteen year old boy and you know and i remember them the once. They realized they were caught. Once you emerged from the laundry room and they're like begging. Oh my god. It's going to be my life. I didn't mean it. It's the first time You know what was going through your thoughts at that time and again in your. Where are they now. Like what happened with those people and their their families. Well you know you bring up a great point heather. And that's the collateral damage you know during the whole process. I wrote a book actually to address some of those things because we didn't have time in the original series to get into it but Yeah it impacts everybody. I mean you've got a guy. for instance. one of the upcoming episodes is a fellow who is a cancer doctor The head of a major research comedy in northern california marie swollen who at the age of forty eight shows of vita. You know teenage girl. He'd been chatting with two separate decoys at the same time comes over to beat one of immense a relatively iconic because as he's waiting for the girl to come back out he goes to pour himself a drink that was at the counter. We're on a Back patio at home and he spills the drink and natural glasses so he's so concerned that he's gotta find a towel to clean this up. He's got no problem having sex for the fourteen year old girl but he's going to clean up the mess left on the bar which was just too ironic and he gets busted and we follow his life since the boss to what's happened to him and his family in and everything else and it's it's it's it's.
"peter nygard" Discussed on The Current
"Had been kept from the public for the last twenty or so timothy in the course of your investigation. The cb's also been a target. What tell me about that. Yeah you're right the cbc. And bob and i personally. I mean when we started investigating this. It was ten years ago in the bahamas more than ten years ago. Actually and an all kinds of things happened in the course of our original investigation. I mean there was a man parked outside of my house for several days sitting in his car. Watching my house. While i was trying to work on the story i had a strange computerized voice on my phone. Come at one point and say would you like recording to continue This is on my cell phone back then We had a of ours who really appeared his email had been hacked so all kinds of things were happening. We were sued twice before we even went to air. We finally went to air in two thousand ten with our first documentary where we did have some of the first reporting on allegations of misconduct sexual misconduct in the bahamas but then after our story came out nygaard sudas three more times and one of them was a criminal case. A rarely used provision in the criminal code that allows someone to launch a private criminal case and which he did and had we lost. Bob and i would have gone to prison. That's sort of the worst case. Scenario for five years was was the potential sentence for something like that. So yes became targets. Bob and i became targets. The cbc became a target and we spent the last ten years defending our work in court and the majority of those losses are now gone only recently in fact are they gone and our reporting continues. Peter nygaards bill hearing is expected to continue today in winnipeg but these charges stem from the united states. Just finally bob. Why is that what what's going on there. But let's question the question that shannon and her enter patients were asking. Why is it that no criminal charges have been laid in canada though the story begins in dens here. Well that's just the way it is so he was arrested the fbi that He was indicted. In december in new york. The fbi asked the rcmp arrest. He was arrested in winnipeg. He's now an being held under the extradition act so whether he gets bail or not he's still faces. I think it's fair to say l. Long fight as to whether or not he's going to be tried in the. Us sent south to face trial. Because it's clear from all we can see that the criminal possibilities here. The sentencing possibilities are far more dire for someone like peter nygaard in the us than they are in canada. And i mean there are accusers in other countries as well. What does this mean for them. I think basically they are factored in into the civil class action lawsuit. Among the fifty seven women who have already sued peter nygaard and the nine criminal indictments in the us they. They have found victims wherever they could. Thank you both for this. You're welcome thanks bob. Mcewen co host. The cbs's the fifth estate. His latest investigation. On peter nygaard the secret videos airs on. Cbc television tonight. Timothy saw is a producer with the fifth estate whose co hosting cbc podcast. It's called evil by design. It looks deeper into this story. A he along bob working on this for a decade. As you've been hearing and you can get that podcast on the cbc. Listen app or wherever you get your podcasts for more. Cbc podcasts go to cbc dot ca slash podcasts..
"peter nygard" Discussed on The Current
"I think our world as seen so far a pattern of predatory behavior spanning half a century nygaard denies it all but now he faces criminal charges. This poor man. He would have been in jail decades ago. He is hid in plain sight. Evil by design available now on. Cbc listen or wherever you get your podcasts. I wanna bring shannon maroney into this conversation. Shannon is a therapist and an author in toronto. And she's been counseling. Thirty three of peter nygaards victims. Shanna good morning to you. We listened to that story of the woman. Known as jane doe three. How similar is her story to the ones that you're hearing from the women that you've been working with its identical too many of them an extremely similar to many more very Common a four process of trafficking that all traffickers in predators carry out begins like lorraine continues on with grooming moves to coercion or manipulation and then ultimately exploitation. We were talking just about this briefly. But what else have you learned about how. Peter nygaard allegedly lured those victims. We all have vulnerabilities. And all a trafficker predator has to deal with fine them and four into them and exploited them so some of those are economic even very bonafide. They wanted to look him up to make sure that he was. He said he was. They would find a huge body of evidence to support that he was indeed very successful and in fact a revered and celebrated canadian and international icon. So even if someone might have thought this is a little you know. Is this really real. This offer really for me. All they had to do with asked that question and they would find the proof that this really was true and that built their trust and allow them to take those steps to go to Go to an interview Go to do a modeling shoot. Even go to the bahamas. Some of these women and girls say that they went to police Many others stayed silent. What have you found out about. Why so many chose not to go to authorities and say anything. The absolute trauma profound trauma that is experienced in sexual assault To whatever extent that assault is causes feelings of shame embarrassment disbelief a wanting to somehow deny to oneself that it even happened the fear that if you tell someone you won't be judged will not believe you you will traumatize fan. There's so many factors that make it. Virtually impossible for someone to come forward and of the handful of of girls and women who did come forward to police. I'm speaking about police in canada They not little to nothing was ever done with their complaints..
"peter nygard" Discussed on The Current
"Them were fourteen years old when they were there I think the range was kind of from fourteen to maybe into their twenty s. The women who would who would go to these parties or who were invited to these parties. I know once a woman was passed. The age of twenty five nygaard referred to them as middle aged and told people he'd lost interest once they were past that age. He had strict rules about who could come. They had to be young. They had to be slim. They had to be small. They were they were. There's a rating system. His staff had a rating system for who came to the parties. It was they were rated by. Abcd and onwards they had a database of thousands of women and girls who had attended and they would go to this database to find they would go back to it invite people to the next party and they would work their way through the as and then they get to the bees etc and then women showed up for the party. The final kind of you know bar. They had to pass was they would take a photo and they would send it up to her nygaard in his room at nygaard key and he would say yes or no and we were told oftentimes he would just turn women away because they weren't what he wanted to see at his party's in terms of how he got them there. I mean we've talked to people who women who say they were recruited in their neighborhoods in the bahamas poor impoverished neighborhoods. Women would go around or staff members would go around of his and invite women to these parties. They were invited through social media. They were invited by word of mouth and they're even stories of girls being recruited at local schools. And in the local mall. Bobby you're able to get some footage of Peter nygaard and how he spent his time day. Today exclusive footage. What did it show that we haven't seen before we're calling. It nygaard the secret videos. Because that's what they are. They are videos. That nygaard paid a personal videographer. To record of him doing everything he did. And it's very clear when you see these hundreds of hours of video that a lot of what he did involved sex with young women. And you see that stephen rally was hired to do it. He says that when he was hired nygaard said during the reason jesus was so famous was that he had a great pr team and then he hired for all you to to photograph and video everything that he did so wherever he goes on his plan traveling the world checking in two presidential suites at hotels at business meetings. There's there's this harem. There's this female entourage that that is with him and you were seeing him negotiating with them. What sexual involvement. They'll have that night or or that day it is quite astounding. You've got to ask yourself. Why would someone who knew what he was doing or should have known what he was doing was against some law. Why would he have hired somebody to create a visual record of. Why are these videos coming out now. A lot of that has to do with tim. Stephen ferrall you the photographer he says to us that he's the only one the reason he came forward. He's the only one in nygaard world. Who had this kind of evans. Hundreds of hours of video and i think in timken correct me that given the the fights that started between nygaard his neighbors and nygaard garden and people representing the women who were rape and sexual assault. That stephen ferrall you start to feel vulnerable and it was more or less the same time that we were preparing this latest documentary and and the two seem destined to meet. We went to him. He came to us. And we agreed that we would be the ones to show the video to get a sense of how this would have been viewed in the bahamas..
"peter nygard" Discussed on The Current
"Hi damon fareless host of hunting warhead from. Cbc podcasts in. The norwegian newspaper fiji hunting. Warhead follows a global team of police and journalists says the attempt to dismantle a massive network of predators on the dark web winner of the grand prize for best investigative reporting the new york festivals and recommended by the guardian culture and the globe in mail. You can find hunting warhead on. Cbc listen or wherever you get your podcasts. This is a cbc podcast before we start this next conversation. I should mention that we will be discussing. Sexual assault in some material may be difficult to hear for some listeners for decades. Peter nygaard has been known for his winnipeg-based fashion empire with operations all over the world. Today the seventy nine year old is sitting in winnipeg jail as bail hearing continues this morning. Peter nygaard was arrested last month. He's facing extradition to the united states where he's charged with sex trafficking and racketeering and what the fbi says was a scheme that affected dozens of victims. Peter nygaard denies any wrongdoing to journalists from cbs's the fifth estate co host bob mcewen and producer timothy. Saw have been investigating this story for a decade. And they join me now. good morning. Good morning mass morning. Bob in your latest investigation into the story. You go to the bahamas. Where peter nygaard had a large resort property known as nygaard key when you went down there. What did you learn about what happened there. Well in fact. I got keys. Emblematic matt of mr nygaard and what he is accused of of doing over the past forty years. It's not far from from nasa. He bought the property in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty four wasn't called nygaard key then but characteristically. He named it after himself and then he started to build this sprawling mayan temple of a house again. All you need to know about the house is that it is one hundred and fifty thousand square feet. How and the presidential living quarters at the lighthouse are fifty five thousand square feet so again it tells you a lot about peter nygaard featured on lifestyles of the rich and famous oprah went there and famously said i'm not living large enough probably the most germane aspect of all of this. That took place at nygaard key. Were the pamper parties. Pamper parties were events social events on sunday evenings at nygaard key featuring dozens of young sometimes very young women and generally one male peter nygaard and The the women were recruited. His staff knew who he wanted to be invited because they knew who he wanted to have sex with so that was that was the role of nygaard key. And when you look at the class action lawsuit a allegations of rape and sexual assault when you look at the nine criminal indictments in new york On which he's been arrested now in in winnipeg many if not most of those offenses would have taken place or my well of taken place at nike timothy. How much do we know about who those women and young girls were. And how peter knight got them to come to his property. We're starting to learn more and more matt. I mean bob. And i have met and spoken to a number of the women who make these allegations. They are very young some of them..
"peter nygard" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"A school's not out for summer, but we've got another celebrity gossip for in. Yeah, because schools here. Yeah, because school is what's like, Yeah, Let's not talk about it because it's really a soft space. Yeah. Let's talk about this next celebrity gossip mystery, continuing her long and storied tradition of promoting and enabling and supporting sex traffickers and rapists and child sex traffickers. This permanent a plus list hosted the same for the recently arrested Foreign born sex trafficker. So Peter Nygard Yes. Oh, now, I don't know if she has said anything. Uh, as of recently about this, but Oprah was a guest at Peter Nygard residents in the Bahamas and as well, Loza. Noted, Uh, Jeffrey Epstein. Friend Prince Andrew paid a visit. So I want to say something. What? I just want this should come with that reminder that everybody needs to have, which is to be very careful about who you put on a pedestal. Thank you. That's all. Um, Yeah, absolutely. And specifically where Oprah's concerned. This keeps happening for one very obvious reason. So obvious. Oprah is of ability. The air. I don't know how much money she got. She got money and we'll be there are like five other people Just call her be No. Look like over. Okay. I'm just saying she makes a lot of money. I know it's just a billionaire. But my point is there like five other billionaires. Okay, There's actually a lot more in its problem, and I don't even have time And this is not the place, but There are small social circles for people like this. And if you don't think that money is more of a common denominator among these people than there like personalities or brands than You are fooling yourself like you live in this world where you think Oprah is just gallivanting through her sunflower patch and pick and zucchinis and to sit in her time saying, like You know, like she's always in the herd like giant garden. I'm like, no, actually, she's at a cocktail party with Peter Nygard because they have common, you know, like their their accountant accountant, the firm of accountants they have Are the same like that they share the same. Bubble. Do you think they just sit around talking about like how filthy rich they are? Because that's the thing they have in common. I mean, probably, but I just just to finish a sorry my point. I went into like fantasy. No, no, I get it. But just to finish up my point. It's not that I'm saying Oprah is like Signing off on Peter Nygard sex trafficking? No But like They don't have to go there. Right, like their relationship isn't that deep, but their relationship on the surface. Is because of their shared wealth. And so that's why we keep seeing these stories pop up, and that's why I wish Oprah would make some sort of acknowledgment of that privilege in her life, and it's not just Oprah. It's easy because we talk about pop culture to hold her. More accountable because she's just a focus in our world of pop culture and a household name, But she's not the only by billionaire that you would recognize who probably has pictures with. Peter Nygard, Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Wine scene, Matt Lauer at Al, Like all of them, right? Anyways. That's my blind items when we come back on the cone, Bradley, So, um, you know, we haven't had a real opportunity lately that catch up with a new population ship. We've had our eye on What's the population ship? Bradley. It's a relationship for publicize me. And what's a woof that is rebel. Wilson and Jacob. He Bush. I know that you get real verklempt when we talk about them, But you know, they just have not been popping up together a lot recently. Which don't even get me started on that or do because we'll talk about we come back, but we have a new picture that we need to analyze of the two of them together. After this on the Colleen and Bradley show on my talk, one of 71 might talk. 1071 is proud to present a very special radio and podcast version of a Christmas.
57 Women Accuse Fashion Designer of Rape, Sexual Assault and Trafficking
"Designer who's wanted in the U. S. Is under arrest in Winnipeg. His Dan Carp in Chuck reports Peter Nygard is facing a long list of charges. 79 year old Nygaard faces nine charges, including racketeering, conspiracy, sex trafficking by force, fraud of coercion and transportation for the purposes of prostitution and illegal sexual activity. I got it appeared in the Winnipeg court on Tuesday, his lawyer argued for a publication ban. But that was denied the charges of the latest troubles for Nygard, who also faces a class action lawsuit in the U. S. 57 women have accused him of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking. Two of the women alleged they were as young as 14. That lawsuit was stayed earlier in the summer. Nygard, who has denied the claims remains in custody. His next court appearance is in mid January for NPR news. I'm Dan Carp in Chuck in Toronto. No
'Worse Than Jeffrey Epstein' Says Prosecutor of Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard
"Is in custody in Canada after US prosecutors charged him with sex trafficking. And racketeering. One lawyer who represents Peter Nygard, alleged victims called the fashion mogul worse than Jeffrey Epstein. Nygard was arrested on a nine count indictment brought by federal prosecutors here in New York, who said that for a least the last 25 years, he has used his upon Imus Fashion House to recruit and maintain adult in minor aged female victims for his sexual gratification. Nygaard allegedly controlled at least dozens of women through threats, false promises, surveillance degradation and isolation. Prosecutors said he sexually assaulted some and drugged others at so called pamper parties before his arrest in Winnipeg. Aaron Carter Ski ABC NEWS
"peter nygard" Discussed on Front Burner
"Hi damon fareless host of hunting warhead from. Cbc podcasts in the norwegian newspaper. Vg hunting warhead follows a global team of police and journalists says the attempt to dismantle a massive network of predators on the dark web winner of the grand prize for best investigative reporting the new york festivals and recommended by the guardian vulture and the globe and mail. You can find hunting warhead on. Cbc listen or wherever you get your podcasts. Hi i'm dr. Brian goldman if you haven't heard my new podcast the dose. This is the perfect time to subscribe each week. We answer your most pressing. Health related questions right. Now we know you're grappling with covid. Nineteen on those we bring in top experts to answer your questions about the corona virus and post some of our own. Get the latest evidence in a way. That's easy to understand by subscribing to the dose. It's your guide to getting through this difficult time. You can find dose wherever you get your podcasts. Alright so. I know that you spoke with a canadian woman who is part of the lawsuit and and i know that she wouldn't be part of the charges in new york because she's not base their her allegations aren't based there. But how did she react to. Peter nygaards arrest. Well as i'm sure you can guess. She was incredibly relieved. Feeling vindicated and happy and excited to see. Something's finally happening. Canadian actor and designer april teluk. She's glad that he's been charged if she finally held accountable for what he did even whenever i will be happy is far too long that he has been allowed to be free to happen to anybody right now. He's in custody. he's behind bars right now. That is news tim. We talked earlier. About how the indictments that other people in nygaards orbit were involved in the alleged trafficking and assaults of these women and could people be facing criminal charges here. Well if the indictment today is in a any indication the f. b. i. Has their eyes on other people because it says all over and over again there are co conspirators. And if we know anything from cases like jeffrey epstein where it's not just the alleged abuser who gets pursued but also the enablers and also we we get another signal on that front as well because there's a number of other lawsuits civil lawsuits that have been filed but actually name some of his enablers for example. There's an instagram model Goes by the name. Sulu medeiros who is accused of some very serious things luring victims specifically to be raped by peter nygaard and being paid a lot of money to do this. She received a ferrari. Apparently the allegation is To to do this kind of work And those allegations though haven't been tested in court and she denies them but it's those allegations out there as part of a civil case. There's another civil case. That's that's out there right now. That names three very senior employees of his one of them based on la. Who's accused of luring victims for him to rape including in one case and underage victim and there are two other senior. Employees one based in winnipeg and one based toronto who've been accused of helping hide assets from the creditors and one specifically. Who's accused of deleting over thousand records after he was asked to preserve records by the fbi. So there's a three sort of corporate enablers that have been accused through civil cases right. And i know that you mentioned that lawsuit against selene and her lawyer actually sent an email to one of our colleagues at the cbc. The lawyer said ms maderas vehemently denies these false and salacious allegations and looks forward to the court dismissing these baseless claims. And as you mentioned tim. Everybody accused of wrongdoing and these lawsuits is denying those accusations. I just want to take a quick stab at trying to summarize what we've learned today so nygaard has these criminal charges in new york. He be facing additional charges and other jurisdictions including canada and there is still this massive lawsuit filed against him though. It's currently put on pause and while no associates. Currently facing criminal charges there are already several other lawsuits. That nygaard associates are currently facing. Does that about some of that. I think it's fair to say. The walls are closing in on peter nygaard.
"peter nygard" Discussed on Front Burner
"As niger released any sort of statement following his arrest in winnipeg responding to the charges that he's now facing in new york. There's been nothing official yet. The there was a court appearance today. In which there was a request from his lawyer for a publication ban because his lawyers said that without it low nygaard couldn't get a fair trial but the judge disagreed that there's gonna be no publication ban but after that was it that was the end of the court process today. Nygard was shuffled out in his his shackles and sent back to jail And a new court dates been set. Where i guess there'll be discussions about bail. But in the meantime he's gonna wait in jail and were waiting to hear what his perspective now. he said all along up until now he has denied these allegations. He has said it's a big conspiracy against him by his neighbor in the bahamas who he's been feuding with for for ten years. He says this dissolve in made up. That victims have been paid to lie and we know that from the past but as of today there's nothing new in terms of his perspective right and as you just mentioned these allegations. They're not new. They date back years and he's previously been accused by fifty seven women in a class action lawsuit of rape sexual assault human trafficking at least eighteen of those women. I believe our canadian and we talked about this with you on the podcast before. I know that you've been investigating this for about ten years now and are the alleged victims in this lawsuit. Some of the ones that are part of the new criminal charges in new york. You know. I can't answer that question because it's not entirely clear like they don't name. The jane does in the fbi indictment But it's clearly allegations overlap and are extremely simple. In fact they mirror the allegations that we're seeing today in the indictment mirror almost word for word in some cases the class action lawsuit. That's been launched. Its it's all the same kind of stuff. How women were lured by nygaard and and by his employees to parties and events. People say they were drugged or kidnapped. It's all the same allegations in the civil class action lawsuit with ex actually far more detail and involving more women in the civil case but the allegations are the same and this has been going on for some time now the civil case. It's on pause right now. It's actually on.
"peter nygard" Discussed on Front Burner
"Hey timothy thanks so much for making the time today. That's great jamie. Talk to you all right so canadian. Fashion mogul peter. Nygaard was arrested. Monday night in winnipeg. What do we know about what happened. We know that the rcmp and the winnipeg police last night. They arrested him at the request of the department of justice in the state of new york. we know he spent a night in jail. We know that the fbi in the new york police department have been investigating for months. So this is the the end of that presumably or the beginning of the end of their investigation because we know they search their offices. His offices in new york and la in february guard has stepped down from his famous fashion house. The fbi and the nypd descended on the times where offices as part of the criminal investigation into allegations of sex trafficking and a lot of people have been waiting a long time. I guess since that happened because that was the real first public indication that the f. b. i. had their sights on him and that was back in february so people been waiting ever since then and We know that that nygaards in court. He was in court today on an extradition warrant and when he came into court there was a description from journalists. Who were there who witnessed. It described him as looking to shoveled and he looked really quite frail and small compared to how normally looks. Peter nygaard was escorted into the courtroom and placed in the prisoners box. His hands and feet were shackled and his hair was tied up in a messy bond. Nothing like the photos were used to seeing him on city billboards and you mentioned these. These charges out of new york. That he's facing i know on tuesday. The attorney's office out of the southern district of new york. They are notoriously tough office. They released a twenty three page indictment. And what did the indictment allege. Well this is our very first peek into the allegations that the f. b. is been looking at and as i said we've been people have been waiting a long time to know what really going on and we're getting at first glance into what they're looking at it's a whole slew of allegations that really add up to an overall charge of sex trafficking and racketeering Things like how he and others in his company lured paid threatened coerced many women and young girls who were eventually sexually assaulted and raped by him. many of these women came from disadvantaged backgrounds. They were lured to him through through parties and and offers of of modeling contracts and exciting lifestyle on airplanes and hotels but in the end according to this diamond the end goal was to provide victims for peter nygaard to eventually sexually assault or rape right right and you mentioned these parties. Something that we've talked about on the podcast with you before these so called pamper parties. That would hold them. In the bahamas. These allegations they all talk about usually being lured to mr nygaard often at his pamper parties by a recruiter. Somebody from his staff goes out to get women of a certain age and of a certain look. They're told that the been invited because they're attractive young women and and nygaards looking for potential models and tell me a little bit more about what The new york prosecutors allege were were happening at these parties. These parties are are somewhat notorious. Peter nygaard is famous for holding these parties. I mean there was what he described them as and what we now know them to be are two different things But he at the time when he was holding his party's described them as ways for women to come and be pampered. He called pamper parties. Coming at a free massage. Coming at your nails done has some food. How some drinks relax on my beautiful beach. In the bahamas. And i said as i said a lot of the women and girls who were attracted to these parties who were invited and lured to these parties were from disadvantaged backgrounds. They'd never even been to the side of the island where he lives which is where the rich famous people live. And what we now know from what we've been investigating this for a while and now what they're saying in this indictment is that these parties were just a mechanism for nygaard to lure victims so that he.
"peter nygard" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Few years. News is brought to you by sweet James Bergner officials in Riverside of asking nurses to put off plans for a 10 Day strike. The nurses union gave the required notice yesterday that the walkout at Riverside Community Hospital would begin on Christmas Eve. Union officials say the strike is because of failed contract negotiations with the hospital Corporation of America over several issues, including pandemic safety measures for employees. Fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Canada for alleged sex trafficking and racketeering. Nygard was arrested on a nine count indictment brought by federal prosecutors here in New York, who said that for a least the last 25 years he has used his upon Imus Fashion House to recruit and maintain adult in minor aged female victims for his sexual gratification, Erica Trotsky says prosecutors allege Nygaard controlled at least dozens of women through threats, false promises, surveillance and isolation. They say he sexually assaulted some and drugged others that so called pamper parties and Actor Jeff Bridges says he's feeling good during his battle with cancer. He posted a photo on Twitter yesterday to also share the news. He recently got a puppy Monte and shaved a, said Bridges who 71 has lymphoma from the Southern California Toyota Dealers. Traffic center. We make it easy crash on the one of one in Hollywood, this wondrous along the North bound side past the hour. That's for the two left lanes are blocked, and traffic is loading up getting away from Sunset Boulevard. He some good news in Arcadia rack on the 2 10 eastbound past Senate Need to Abby. It was wrapped up. Traffic's picking up away from Rose made and in Culver City that brush fire along the four or five North found just past Venice Boulevard is sent extinguished. Always you're open. Traffic's looking a lot better getting through K a pie in the sky helps get you there faster. I'm Angel Martinez. Well, the holidays were here and you can still be very, very giving right. You could get two cars for kids. Yeah. Times are tough right now. Right? And we're all spending the holidays, you know, separated, but it doesn't mean you still can't spread the holiday Cheer. Donating your car. Two cars for kids takes about two minutes. And all you do is enter the information schedule a pickup time and then the rest is upto them. So the holiday season treat yourself to a nice tax deduction. Voucher for a hotel. Stay to be used later when we're all traveling safely again, you know, I mean, so this year, it's it. Look, there's your last chance. Got about three weeks left.
Fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Canada on sex charges
"Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard is in police custody as part of an investigation for allegations of sexual assault. A total of 57 women have joined a class action lawsuit accusing Nygaard of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking spanning decades. According to the fifth, the state Nygard was arrested Monday night and is currently being held at the Winnipeg Remand Center. The FBI raided his office is in New York and Los Angeles in February of this year.
Fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Canada on sex charges
"Under arrest in Canada for sex trafficking and racketeering. Those charges brought Brian by U. S prosecutors. Here's a BCS Aaron Khutor ski with more one lawyer who represents Peter Nygard, alleged victims called the fashion mogul worse than Jeffrey Epstein. Nygard was arrested on a nine count indictment brought by federal prosecutors here in in New New York, York, who who said said that that for for a a least least the the last last 25 25 years years here here Has Has used used his his eponymous eponymous fashion fashion house house to to recruit recruit and and maintain maintain adult adult in in minor minor aged aged female female victims victims for for his his sexual sexual gratification. gratification. My My guard guard allegedly controlled at least dozens of women through threats, false promises, surveillance degradation and isolation. Prosecutors said he sexually assaulted some and drugged others at so called pamper parties before his arrest in Winnipeg. Aaron Carter. SKI ABC NEWS New
Fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Canada
"Mogul under arrest in Canada On US charges of alleged sex trafficking and other charges. One lawyer who represents Peter Nygard alleged victims called the fashion mogul worse than Jeffrey Epstein. Nygard was arrested on a nine count indictment brought by federal prosecutors here in New York, who said that for a least the last 25 years, he has used his eponymous fashion house to recruit and maintain adult in minor aged female victims for his sexual gratification. High guard allegedly controlled at least dozens of women through threats, false promises, surveillance degradation and isolation. Prosecutors said he sexually assaulted some and drugged others at so called pamper parties before his arrest in Winnipeg. Aaron Carter Ski ABC NEWS New YORK
"peter nygard" Discussed on The Current
"Behind pursuing the story, but the paper's publisher was adamantly against it. You Know I. Guess what I would say to. That is just that. It was made clear that we weren't going to continue with the story. Why wouldn't they bob well? That is the question of course to find out. We call the publisher of the free press at the time Rudy RETTIG COP who says he? He still remembers that episode. He told US quote. There was a lot of external pressure from High Position Winnipeg irs or business people who he refers to as Nygaard compatriots and the city's kingpins at the time. He said those people thought we were on a witch. Hunt I. They didn't know how to believe that Peter Nygaard was involved in those things. The free press reported it received a threat that NYGAARDS company would sue. But Rudy radical upset that didn't affect his decision to stop Mitchell story, and he said Nygaard never called him directly, but other members of the Winnipeg business community did. Really read, aqap ultimately decided to kill any further stories about Peter Nygaard. He told US quote. I was not sure that we weren't just trying to create some sensationalism for Winnipeg. I decided not to continue with it. It was a long time ago. Things were different. You know what maybe we should have preceded, but you know we didn't. The decision was made at the time and we just have to live with it. So basically the story was was killed a story that could have been heard back back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six, and spiked and it. It seems to have echoes with what we've learned about other powerful men. You know people like Jeffrey Epstein. And Harvey Weinstein who managed to keep their sexual assaults out of the press and secret? Yeah, exactly with them, and with Nygaard, the essential question is the same, if so many in you, public politicians police. How could it be kept a secret? Key consider the cases. We're talking about here. April telex was a quarter of a century ago Casey Allen Yana a Nygaard, rape them over forty years ago. How could it all on so long? Well, what happened there with the Winnipeg free press is the answer however in this me too era when women begin to come forward now, the floodgates open. And, so, what does Peter say? But you know the Winnipeg. Free Press Killing Story About him in ninety six. Yeah Richard. Good is one of nygaards lawyers on the record. He told US quote Mr. Nygaard was not involved in any attempt to stop the publication of story about unreliable, false and malicious allegations by MS Larson about Mr Nygaard. So, what else did I have to say about? The allegations themselves well as we always do CBC News Detailed Young Larson's allegations in a letter to the Nygaard lawyers in response lawyer j probers called the accusations completely false. He said there was of course never any formal complaints to the police or anyone else. Else and there was never any criminal charge at the time forty years ago, this was likely instigated by those involved in the criminal conspiracy against Nygaard, so he's referring to a criminal conspiracy against Nygaard. What's he referring to that? Well, that's become Peter Nygaard legal mantra through all of this at all of the women who've accused him of sexual assault or rape have been paid to lie as part of a conspiracy by nygaards neighbor in the Bahamas. An American billionaire named Luis Banking in order to destroy nygaards reputation, the to have been feuding now for more than ten years after a property dispute between them boiled over into a series of lawsuits. This is the result. But you just a few moments ago that that many of those allegations were about incidents that happened many many years ago long before this alleged disputes. So how do they square precisely? Yana April Casey? All of them described incidents. They took place ago before any of these legalities got started. The women we spoke to believe their stories which you just heard challenge Peter. Nygaard long-held defense. They say that's a big reason why they're coming forward now and just hope that police in Canada are paying attention Sokaia Dot. Mean that a chance Nygaard could be prosecuted in Canada's well well, though we know, there are criminal prosecutions in both the US in the Bahamas, Canadian police won't say whether they're investigating nygaard now or not, but think about this Peter Nygaard is a Canadian citizen. He's recently been living in Manitoba. His business now in receivership is incorporated in Canada. Legally there is no statute of limitations for rape and Canada and even if Nygaard were charged with sexual crimes, committed abroad Canada's sex tourism law means he could still be prosecuted for them here. And you'll remember Casey Allen who we heard from earlier. After! We reported her story. She told us she picked up the telephone and called the Winnipeg police to report. She'd been raped by Peter Nygaard. She has since we understand given them her statement well after all those years. What about Iana Larson in Denmark? What's it like for her to share her story right now? We spoke to Yana there in her living room in Denmark her her daughters at the seated next to her mother herself now. When we finish talking. They hugged both of them in tears. It was the first time our daughter at heard these details. And I asked John if that was partly why she was doing it. It is. I don't get anything out of telling my story except. Maybe a bit more piece inside. It's good having my daughter here as well. It's pleasant. But yet I feel good about. Her knowing it. I, asked myself some peace. After all those years. It was heartening to know at that moment that this was the beginning of the rest of her life. Bob Thanks so much for telling these stories very important work based on. 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"peter nygard" Discussed on The Current
"Had to present the line that I had designed. And called up on the podium to show the things. I'd done I used myself as a model. He would go up and he would touch my breasts than well. You have to leave this because you. Bond breast is too low. Yana says when Nygaard inspected the Hem of her outfits and he would make sexual remarks in front of her and the staff. She says other executives witness nygaards behavior never said a word. She says she endured the harassment. She was a single mom far from home and felt she had little choice, but to keep working for him. It was. Very uncomfortable. But I was I was. Like, I knew that time that he had the final word in everything, and I could not afford. To complain about anything. On the other hand, she said she tried to look on the bright side. The pay at NYC hard was good and there were perks. Like the trip to Asia to source fabric and manufacturers on which Nygaard invited. She says down too good to be true. 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Subscribe on CBC listen or wherever. You get your podcasts. So what happened on that trip now? Yana says over forty years later. The itineraries for the trip to Hong Kong and Taipei are now a bit of a blur tour, but she still vividly remembers arriving on the flight from Vancouver, going the hotel and the manager showing her. We're room, which was she says? In fact, the bridal suite of the hotel I was just a country girl still at that time I'd never seen anything like. There was chocolates and stationary with my name on it and one room connected to another room and. Like I couldn't believe it. So what she just said there was there was an adjoining room with a door that was open, which she says made her uneasy, so she asked the hotel staff to make sure it was locked. They reassured her it would be and then after dinner. She says she fell into bed exhausted by the long flight. But. Then in the middle of the night, she woke up with a shock. Those, somebody in my head. and. I saw it was my God, and I was about to say something, and he put his hand over my. My mouth. Instead I'll just don't worry. you nice girl and I'm not going to her at your and. But he rate me. I if I felt. I felt thirty I felt. He's a big person. Like I couldn't do anything. and. He said well. This is just this is just the IT. Don't go to the police. You won't get anything out of it. Larson says after Nygaard left that night, she got out of bed, sat on a chair and cried. Through his lawyer Peter Nygaard denies any of this happened. Claiming Janas story is entirely false, but all these years later Yana. Larson must still think about that night. And today Nella even after forty years. She can still get very emotional when she's asked about it. Still affects me. Making me dirty somehow. Making me feel that I should have done something. But. I don't know what. So, what did she do after that well? She went back to Winnipeg. She kept her job at first. She says Nygaard never assaulted her again, but she was increasingly uneasy whenever he was around. Now about that same time, she says she started a relationship or a matic relationship with another company employ, and says that seemed hard nygaards attitude even more that he would scream matter relentlessly that it seems she could do nothing right in his eyes. Finally July nineteen eighty-one. She was called in to meet with senior Nygaard executive. who fired her with no explanation. She says even after everything else. You never saw it coming. She says she threatened that she would go to the press or the police. And that later that day to other Nygaard employees came to her home with a letter of Reference at eight thousand dollars. They changed her firing to a resignation and before long Yana Larson and her daughters at the were back in Denmark, so this was essentially the end of her Canadian Dream Yeah. That's exactly how she describes it. Yes, Naik got killed. Because of the Ray. So Janas Canadian. Story seem to end there in the early nineteen eighties. But then one day fifteen years later, she got a phone call from Winnipeg from Katherine. Mitchell than a reporter for the Winnipeg free press. What was it that made Catherine want to call her Katherine, Mitchell Well Michigan working at Winnipeg's biggest daily for a decade when she got a tip that she says to this day it was after she and another reporter did an expose about Peter, Nygaard and his alleged treatment of several female employees. Three of the women had gone to the Manitoba Human. Rights, Commission with serious complaints about their boss. According to that nineteen ninety-six report in the free press nygaards. Company paid about twenty thousand dollars to settle three sexual harassment complaints. So. How did Peter Nygaard respond to those allegations at the time? Well at the time, he denied them and company spokesman said it only agreed to pay those complaining because it was cheaper than fighting, but after that story was published, Katherine Mitchell says she was flooded with calls about other people she should talk to including that one especially haunting tip. She was told to connect with a woman living in Denmark. WHO said she'd been raped by Peter Niagara her name was young Larson. When Mitchell phoned. Yana agreed to talk and then shared with her. A story that the reporters describes as one of the worst. She's heard. It was it was. It was heartbreaking because. Her story had many of the echoes of the stories that we still hearing you know. Heard by somebody in a position of power, not knowing who I could turn to believe me. So what happened with Katherine Mitchell story but Janas. Allegations Mitchell was writing. What she believed would be an explosive. Follow up report about guard for the free, press? When she was ordered simply to stop. She recalls the newsroom around her was solidly.
"peter nygard" Discussed on The Current
"This is a CBC podcast before we start this conversation, please be advised that we will be discussing sexual assault for decades. Peter Nygaard was one of this country's best known and most successful entrepreneurs. He was born in Finland, but made his name and fortune in Winnipeg, his was a rags to riches story he started with nothing and built a fashion empire, becoming one of Canada's one hundred wealthiest people today, however, he has stepped down as the face of his company. His Nygaard retail stores. Stores are in receivership, and like a long string of other powerful men in the METOO era. He faces accusations of alleged sexual mistreatment and assault, and more as more and more women do come out with these stories dating back decades. It raises the question of how these allegations could stay secret for so long Bob McEwen host a co host of CBS's. The fifth estate is with me with new reporting on one woman's case, that sheds light on just that question. Good Morning Bob. Iowa. Hi, thanks for being here. FIT, those who haven't been following this story, tell us a little bit about Peter and how he went from success story to something altogether different as you said, it was the great Canadian success, story the the Finnish immigrant extensively raced his legend. HAS IT in converted coal been in the little town of de Lorraine Manitoba who became fabulously wealthy fashion east, I think the latest or most I have seen attributed to him as eight hundred and seventy one million dollars as his fortune, and he lived even larger than that as they say he he, he was lauded by lifestyles of the rich and famous. But. Over the years there were the rumors and the reports of recurring pattern of sexual misbehavior, culminating in those headlines of the past several months, and now the headlines have culminated in in back in the winter in February into an FBI raid and since then a civil lawsuit that's been launched against him. What's the scope of what he's being accused of the? That's right. The FBI raided nygaards offices in New York in his home in Los Angeles, so there's obviously an ongoing criminal investigation in the US. But most of those recent headlines have been triggered by civil class action lawsuit based in New, York, fifty seven women from Canada, the US in the Bahamas have come forward to accuse Nygaard of sexual assault or rape when some were as young as fourteen years old. The the lawsuit describes it as an underage sex trafficking ring. Now we should say none of those allegations have been proven in court and Peter. Nygaard denies them all. In fact, he's currently asking the case. Be dismissed because he says it does not belong in the New York court. Now you've spoken to several of the women involved What have you heard from them? Yeah, we're spoken to. Well over a dozen of the accusers were read the reports of all fifty seven of the people who were party to lawsuit, and we've spoken to nine women on camera. Who described how Peter? Nygaard sexually assaulted them. Many of those complaints are anonymous in the court. Records Call Jane, does. A prelic North End Cooper in Casey Allen of Winnipeg had no such qualms there, the first two Canadians who've agreed to talk publicly about this allowing their faces to be seen and using their own names in Casey Allen's case was the first we could find. She says she first encountered Nygaard in nineteen seventy nine over forty years ago when she was just seventeen, he was thirty eight. Casey Allen Tell you in the interview well. She had just graduated from High School in Winnipeg that summer, and says she and her pals, who were entering the University of Manitoba went, clubbing on weekends at a local nightspot called Bogart's where Nygaard was a regular now one night he apparently offered her a drive home, but instead of taking her to her parents house in Fort Gary. He stopped at his company. Warehouse, downtown I where he had an apartment and we're Casey Allen, says he raped. The Way Peter Niger. Demonstrates me that he was comfortable with that. He wasn't trying to sweet talk. He was using full brute force. There was no confusion in Peter's mind that he was raping me. It wasn't date rape. It wasn't oh, come on, please please please. No, no, no come on, come on. It didn't strike me as his first time. I mean that was accomplish. He was good at. At rapist of that's. That's really incredibly hard to hear. How does that compare with what you heard from? The other women well there certainly are similarities among many of them, many of the women like the then seventeen year old Casey Allen were really just girls and NYGAARDS, point of contact with many of them was the offer of job as a model for his company. April telic was a Canada when she says she got a plane ticket from Nygaard for modeling work in Winnipeg when she arrived. April says she was taken to the same company warehouse as Casey. Allen describes where she too was raped. She was in her early twenty S. nygaard would have been in his fifties. This seems to be a lot of things that are similar about these stories going back many many years. Why did it take so long for them to see the light of day? As you said earlier Nulla, there is another case with uncovered. That sheds light on on that issue. Let me, introduce you to a woman named Yana Larson today. She is seventy two years old and lives in her native Denmark, but in the late nineteen seventies she was a thirty something single mother had come to Canada to pursue a whole new life, and she hoped a career in fashion. I fell in love with Canada right away and daughter came and joined me and I got a good job. Leave ice. And eventually Yana got a job. Offer from Peter nygaards company in Winnipeg at the time. What was the company like well? This was nineteen eighty and nygaards company based there in Winnipeg was already hugely successful. He had just expanded his clothing line into the US earning a reported thirty million dollars in sales, and was about to expand again with a new headquarters, an eight million dollar building in downtown, Toronto right a very exciting place to work no question, however, on the very first day of. Of her new job, she was listening to the morning news on the radio in the car. On the way in and the lead story was that Peter Nygaard had been charged with rape. Now this was nineteen eighty. Obviously, it came as a shock to her, but Yana desperately needed the job, and she was assured by those who worked with her. It was all a misunderstanding, so she stayed, but as she went on to climb. The ranks in nygaards company Peter Nygaard was always there. He was the only one decided everything. And nobody else said anything. Even when I.
"peter nygard" Discussed on Front Burner
"Bob. Let's get into these conspiracy theories that you have brought up. Yeah and it's been called the battle of the billionaires because liberally speaking Peter Nygaard is or was and a number of his neighbors are in that category especially as next door neighbor on Lyford cay outside NASA a man named Luis Bacon who is a Wall Street Hedge Fund billionaire than now retired but recently retired. And you've got Peter Nygaard. Who has these wild parties? And according to people in the vicinity naked young women are staggering home afterwards or looking for help naked looking for help after these parties. So that was a lightning rod in the community. Then there was the environmental issue. That's Tim described where he was effectively charged by his neighbors and ultimately convicted on the charge of dredging up public beach to enlarge his own land to expand his own beach. So that's the heart of it and I think it's fair to say that there was indeed a community uprising against Peter Niagara but Louis Bacon. Who's at the heart of says that he learned about these young women and what had happened to them and he couldn't ignore it so he did. In fact contribute to an organization that is helping Bam and that helped them to come forward and tell their stories. Nygaard is saying that that's the conspiracy. They're telling their stories. Because Louis Bacon is behind it all because he is is financially.
"peter nygard" Discussed on Front Burner
"These are really difficulty. Chance for people to hear Bob how far back to these allegations of sexual assault go we. We are now working and we won't use names here We're now working on stories about two women Canadians. Who HAVE COME FORWARD TO SAY? They had these experiences but who came forward decades ago. The most interesting case to me is one of a woman who came to work for Peter. Nygaard in one thousand nine hundred eighty. She was from Western European country. She was a single mom. She was trying to build a new life. Came to Winnipeg because she knew people there and she was very Talented fashion designer. She was she was hired by Nygaard. She was invited on a business trip to Asia and she describes in detail how he raped her. She told people she says members executives and friends at the time. We have spoken to friends. Who heard the story that number of years later she gave an interview to? Winnipeg newspaper Eventually the story didn't get published. We will tell you why now these are long before what is being alleged by some of the women who are coming forward now and just to be clear these allegations. Some of them didn't happen in the Bahamas right. They happened in other places. You just mentioned Winnipeg Toronto Vancouver a number of different Canadian cities. We're this is alleged to have happened. Okay I also just want to reiterate. Peter Nygaard has denied these allegations. There are no criminal charges. I know that you have reached out to Peter. Nygaards lawyers here. They've responded to these allegations. They are essentially saying that there lies nygaards ler vigorously denied the accusations as quote completely false and without foundation. Peter Nygaard looks forward to fully exposing the scam and once and for all clearing his name and that comes from their lawyer. J proper. The amended lawsuit is a work of fiction The allegations are accusations of the women are fiction. I if it's tweeted quite farcical I think Mr proper also said that they were happy that the FBI has had raided their offices and is investigating. So they'll get to the bottom of a whole. This often hear that right and this is what he was suing you for including ongoing criminal libel charges. I understand yeah. These are civil lawsuits for live. So he's suing us for damages to happen ten years effectively. He's also been behind a criminal. Prosecution of Nicanor is one of the relatively few countries that has a criminal libel provisions. So you know when you see somebody civilly for libel. You're looking for money when you take them to court under section three hundred of the Criminal Code in Canada. You're trying to put them in prison and we have. We'VE BEEN IN COURT WITH MR NYGAARD. He's trying to get US convicted and if he gets convicted. We'll go to prison for up to five years so this is a journalistic story for us but it's also illegal story. What's what's also interesting is. What's the foundation for that criminal case? Because he he actually hired a Scotland Yard former investigator to undertake a multi year undercover investigation into Bob and I and the other people who were involved in our story so he hired this person who then founded a fictitious company pretending he was a competitor Peter Nygaard and that he wanted to investigate Peter Nygaard. He sent journalists phony journalists from the UK to Canada. To Talk to me to try and get me to say things about Peter Nygaard that they could then use against us. He had people phone me pretending to be other people and he had this private investigator. Pretend to be this fashion person and they ended up roping in a private investigator that we had hired to help us in the Bahamas because it was a long ways away. We need some help finding people. They ended up convincing him that this was real and it went on for months and months where they were flying him around the world. They were paying him. They pretended to hire him. They were meeting with people. They were interviewing people all in a big large ruse to try and find evidence. I guess against us and our story and what's interesting. This was all recorded hidden camera hidden. Microphone Investigation Wow. This is just such a wild story. Jamie what they were charging at the heart of the case in court the criminal case is that we the CBC along with such entities as the New York Times and and various other people and all the women who've been coming forward recently alleging rape and sexual assault that we're all part of what they have called an international conspiracy to bring down. Peter Nygaard to destroy his reputation and to this day That's what the lawyers and the.
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"Timothy. Bob mentioned this property in the Bahamas. I know that you've been there to investigate it. Can you tell me a little bit more about what it's like? I mean there's nothing I've ever seen like in my life. He actually describes it as the eighth wonder of the world. I don't know if I'd go that far. But it is definitely unique. It is so it's on the westernmost point of new providence. Island in the Bahamas. The location is a stunning. Anything could ever be. There are hundreds of meters of beaches. Like you've never seen the architectures sorta styled after the Mayan style. There are my temples. There are three stories statues of Giant Eagles and lions. And there are these these sort of Cabanas that jot out over. The ocean made out of glass and stone. It is something pretty incredible. We filmed it from from both abode in from the air. So I've seen quite a bit of it but it's also interesting. It's also the location that became sort of the lightning rod as his story began to unravel. This is where it it. All is sort of ground zero where the allegations start and they've expanded out from and I think this brings us to the lawsuit right. Bob mentioned that you had investigated Peter. Nygaard for other allegations before but now. There's this new lawsuit forty-six women have signed onto it. And what are these women alleging Timothy? You're right this is where it all kind of explodes. So this this home in the Bahamas. He would have these. These pamper parties. That Bob talked about these weekly parties. He would have and the allegations stem from those parties. He oddly enough was in the middle of an environmental fight with the government of the Bahamas for illegally expanding his beaches and out of that fight. These women started to come forward to the lawyers were told to say look. This is about way more than environmental problems. There are some very serious things that have gone on and that spiraled into this international class action lawsuit. That's based in New York where now total of forty six women have come forward. It started with ten women mostly from the Bahamas one woman from the US and now we have a number of Canadians. Who signed on just last week. He lost it was expanded. There were at least seventeen Canadians. Who signed onto this lawsuit as well and the details. What they went through are pretty horrific Thaad. Can you tell me a little bit about what these women are alleging? Well we've spoken to a number of them face to face. We've seen the videotape statements. They've made to the court for many more. Tim's rid thousands of pages literally of court documents describing these allegations. Each of them may be different in a certain way. But there's a certain pattern to them as well they they all talk about usually being lured to Mr Nygaard soften at his pamper parties by a recruiter. Somebody from his staff that goes out to to get women of a certain age and a certain look and There are recurring charges that they are drugged when they are there and and made available to him for sexual purposes. They're told that they've been invited. Because they're attractive. Young women and and NYGAARDS looking for potential models all of them alleged that they were brought specifically to become a sexual object for the for the pleasure of Peter Nygaard. And you know if you're squeamish put your hands over your ears for the next fifteen seconds It's it's vaginal rape. It's anal rape. It is oral rape and in a number of cases they described Peter Nygaard requesting or demanding that they urinate or defecate.
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"Right and I know that you have both been investigating Peter Nygaard for more than a decade and during this time. I've heard that these very strange things started happening to you things. You haven't spoken publicly about before so timothy can. Can you tell us more about that for sure? Jamie it was. Something became clear quite early on in this process that this was not going to be like any other story we'd ever done. I remember Bob and I having conversation saying you know we have to decide. We Really WanNa do this story because if we do. We're probably going to be talking about this ten years from now and here we are so obviously we decided we'd keep going. I mean the first signal that this was something. Different was got sued twice even during the research process. And sort of some of the people who were talking to us got sued and then as the research was unfolding which lasted over a year. There were strange things started to happen. I got this email from someone. Saying who is connected. Peter Nygaard saying. Please don't call me anymore. I don't WanNa talk to you. I want nothing to do with your vendetta against Peter Nygaard and I'd never heard of this person so I wanna back and said Look I've never called you emailing me telling me not to call you. And he said what email and he never sent the email so someone at some point had hacked into his e mail and sent it to me and started this exchange. That wasn't real and to this day we don't really know who are how all this stuff was happening but it was all happening while we were in the middle of this investigation. This is wild. Bob What were you investigating for all those years ago back at the time the title of our show was larger than life and that was the way he led his life and certainly I was the image he wanted to portray young at heart and those Hof his age. That man is Peter Nygaard and according to this video posted on Youtube the seventy year old fashioned designer claims to have discovered the Fountain of Youth. Look before and after pictures. I come from anti-aging reverse because he was effectively a billionaire. He had this massive property in in the Bahamas which was said to be one of the largest residential private residential properties in the world and had twenty two bedrooms at thirty eight bathrooms and he had these parties on a regular basis in which he would invite the most beautiful women in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic Jamaica and Cuba. He would have members of his staff. Go out and recruit them to come to these parties so there was that side but it was also a time when in public policy in Manitoba where his company was founded in Ontario in Toronto. Where it was headquartered in New York where the world headquarters were there. Were now laws being brought into place to do with workplace abuse and harassment and bullying and we had a couple of people from his human resources department. Come to us and say we want to tell you about what's going on at Nygaard. So that was the beginning of it was really sort of a a public policy story. We thought we were doing. It became something.