Fashion designer Peter Nygard lured and drugged sexual asault victims, suit alleges
The suit comes less than two weeks after the businessman's conviction on four counts of sexual assault by a jury in Toronto following a six-week trial
Canadian fashion executive Peter Nygard, his companies and certain employees are being sued by more than a dozen of Nygard's alleged victims, who claim they were sexually assaulted after being lured with offers of modeling contracts and party invitations.
The suit comes less than two weeks after the businessman's conviction on four counts of sexual assault by a jury in Toronto following a six-week trial.
The 82-year-old is facing extradition to the U.S., where he's charged with sex trafficking and racketeering.
Victims were ultimately "forced to have sex with Nygard" through means that included drugging drinks without the victim's knowledge and physical force, according to the complaint.
The suit seeks undisclosed monetary damages for sex trafficking, assault and battery.
Nygard founded Winnipeg-based Nygard International in 1967.
At one time the biggest Canadian maker and seller of women's clothing, it filed for bankruptcy in March 2020 after the allegations of sex trafficking emerged.