Peter Nygard sex trafficking victims have rights

  • Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard is facing allegations of sex trafficking and other related crimes for criminal conduct in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas. 
  • Those impacted by Nygard’s actions may qualify to take legal action. 
  • Learn your rights by filling out the form on this page for a free claim review. 

Nygard was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States in December for sex trafficking and racketeering offenses that allegedly took place for more than 25-years.

Nygard is charged with the following:

  • Recruiting and maintaining adult and minor-aged female victims for his personal sexual gratification as well as for friends and business associates
  • Targeting adult and underage women from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Controlling victims with threats and false promises
  • Forcibly sexually assaulting victims
  • Drugging victims to force compliance
  • Other serious allegations

What Can You Do?

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What are the Allegations and Charges Against Peter Nygard? An Overview

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard faces charges in New York for allegations of racketeering, sex trafficking, and other crimes connected to what prosecutors say was a “decades-long pattern of criminal conduct involving at least dozens of victims in the United States, the Bahamas, and Canada, among other locations.”

Nygard, 79, was arrested in Canada in December 2020 after a request from U.S. authorities, part of an extradition treaty between the two countries.

Nygard is accused of using his influence at his now-defunct fashion company, along with its employees and funds, to “recruit and maintain adult and minor-aged female victims” for his own sexual gratification and the sexual gratification of his friends and business associates, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.


Attorneys say he and others used force, fraud, and coercion to get women and minors to have sex with them.

Nygard targeted women and minor-aged girls from disadvantaged economic backgrounds, many of whom had a history of abuse, officials said.

“He controlled his victims through threats, false promises of modeling opportunities and other career advancement, financial support, and by other coercive means, including constant surveillance, restrictions of movement, and physical isolation,” a release from the attorney’s office read.

He is accused of forcibly sexually assaulting some victims and drugging others to ensure their compliance. Others were forcibly sexually assaulted by associates, prosecutors said.

According to an indictment against him, Nygard maintained relationships with some of the women, who he referred to as “girlfriends” or “assistants,” requiring them to travel with him, engage in sexual activity at his direction, and recruit other women or girls, often at so-called “pamper parties,” swingers clubs or through sex “swaps” with friends and associates.


The indictment states Nygard paid the victims for sex through Nygard Ground funds, sometimes putting them on the company’s payroll as “models” or as other employees.

Nygard International filed for bankruptcy last March following a raid on its New York offices by the FBI and NYPD, NPR reports. Since then, many of the company’s brands reportedly went up for sale, including Nygard, Nygard Slims, Bianca Nygard, and others.

Ken Frydman, a spokesperson for Nygard, told ABC News the fashion tycoon “expects his name to be cleared.” Nygard’s lawyer, Jay Prober, denied the charges against his client, he told The New York Times.

In addition to the charges against him, lawyers in New York have also filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of women who accused Nygard of sexual assault, with allegations similar to those reported in the indictment, the Times reports

The lawsuit was at the center of a feud between Nygard and his hedge fund billionaire neighbor in the Bahamas, Louis Bacon.

Related: Feud Between Billionaires at Center of Class Action Lawsuit Against Designer Peter Nygard

Take Legal Action: You Have Rights!

Anyone in the United States and Canada who was a victim of sex trafficking or sex abuse by Peter Nygard may qualify to take legal action.

Learn your rights by filling out the form on this page for a free claim review.

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