Duke and family stayed with Peter Nygard who is accused of raping teenagers and plying them with wine and drugs
-> Peter Nygard, 78, allegedly told girls as young as 14 he could make them models
-> It is claimed he then raped them and forced them into performing ‘deviant acts’
-> Andrew and his family visited Nygard’s lavish estate in the Bahamas in 2000
Guy Adams and Vanessa Allen — Daily Mail Feb 15, 2020
Prince Andrew and Peter Nygard at Nygard’s estate in the Bahamas in 2000.
A tycoon with links to Prince Andrew has been accused of raping teenagers he lured to his Bahamas mansion.
Peter Nygard, 78, allegedly told girls as young as 14 he could make them models before raping them and forcing them into performing ‘deviant acts’.
Andrew visited Nygard at his lavish estate in 2000, after the Canadian fashion designer had agreed out-of-court settlements with three employees who accused him of sexual harassment.
The prince and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson stayed at Nygard Cay, near Nassau, with daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.
The new case threatens further embarrassment for Andrew, who stepped back from public life last year following a backlash over his relationship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.
According to a 99-page lawsuit filed against him in New York, Nygard used his ten-bedroom mansion to host ‘pamper parties’ for teenage girls recruited at shopping malls and fashion events.
He and his employees told the girls they could be fashion models, but then plied them with wine and drugs before Nygard allegedly raped them.
Three alleged victims were 14-year-old virgins and said they felt scared and humiliated by the attacks, which left one needing medical treatment.
The case has been brought on behalf of ten women who allege they were raped by Nygard.
Eight were teenage girls and two were adult employees on the Nassau estate.
Lawyers said Nygard, who is worth an estimated £690million, ran a ‘decades-long sex trafficking scheme’ that destroyed innocent lives.
They said he used his company’s private jet, dubbed ‘N-Force’, to take his victims with him on visits to London, Germany, Italy and China, and treated them as his ‘personal servants’.
Two yachts were allegedy used to transport drugs and liquor for the parties and Nygard was said to keep a database of 7,500 potential victims.
The case has parallels with some of the accusations against Epstein, who used his private jet, known as the Lolita Express, to traffic young women and girls.
One Epstein victim, Virginia Roberts, claims she was trafficked to London and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she when she was 17.
Andrew has repeatedly denied her account and he is not involved in the Nygard lawsuit.
A spokesman for Nygard said the allegations were ‘completely false, without foundation and are vigorously denied’.
After fashion exec Peter Nygard was accused of raping 10 young women at a mansion Prince Andrew once visited, GUY ADAMS asks what the Duke finds so attractive about foreign billionaires who own luxury Caribbean properties?
What does Prince Andrew find so attractive about foreign billionaires who own Caribbean mansions?
With the Jeffrey Epstein scandal still casting its ugly shadow, the Queen’s second son may now face the fallout from a second deeply unedifying legal case involving one of his wealthy acquaintances.
His name is Peter Nygard. He is a leathery 78-year-old Canadian fashion tycoon, famed for his ultra-flamboyant dress sense and the hedonistic lifestyle he has for years pursued at a ‘private luxury resort’ he owns in the Bahamas.
Called Nygard Cay, it is built on a 4.5-acre patch of the island of New Providence which he bought in 1987 and spent a decade turning into what he later described as a ‘dream home’, with 150,000 sq ft of Mayan-themed buildings, stretching over a dozen ‘cabana-style’ residences designed for holding lavish parties.