Millionaire fashion executive Peter Nygard is accused of luring a slew of young disadvantaged teens to his Bahamian mansion under the promise of “fame and fortune” but instead raped, sodomized and forced them to engage in depraved fetishes, a scathing federal class action lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Thursday alleges.
The almost-billionaire lured at least 10 women to the manse under the guise of cash payments and lucrative modeling opportunities and said they were attending “pamper parties” where they were plied with booze, drugs and “violently assaulted,” the complaint, filed by the Haba Law Firm, alleges.
The victims include a then-15-year-old girl who was brought to Nygard’s luxurious Lyford Cay estate where the fashion executive tried to anally sodomize her, successfully raped her and then asked her to defecate in his mouth before offering her money, the suit alleges.
One of Nygard’s proclivities is “scatophilia,” or pleasure derived from excrement, the suit added.
“This horrific episode is just one of many like it detailed in the complaint against Nygard and his business entities by 10 brave women,” a press release about the lawsuit states.
“The class action lawsuit accuses Nygard of sex trafficking and rape — all financed and facilitated by his family of corporations and their employees.”
The complaint lists a series of New York-based Nygard corporations for their role in “financing, facilitating, and covering up the abuse.”
While Nygard has long been accused of sexual misconduct and rape, this complaint alleges he managed to dodge punishment by “resorting to violence, intimidation, bribery, and payoffs” to silence his alleged victims, the suit states.
He also used his power and “considerable influence” in the fashion industry to corrupt the Bahamian police and government officials with bribes he used to get them to turn a blind eye to allegations, the suit alleges.
Nygard employed a “network of company employees under his direction” he instructed to groom and lure victims, specifically “young, vulnerable and impoverished girls,” the suit alleges.
He chose these types of young women because “they were powerless to hold him accountable,” the complaint states.
Nygard could not immediately be reached for comment.
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