Peter Nygard is a Canadian fashion mogul who was found guilty of four counts of sexual assault in November 2023. He is the founder and former chairman of Nygard International, a global clothing company. Nygard is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women over several decades, and is facing charges in Canada, the United States, and the Bahamas.
Nygard was born in Finland in 1941 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1952. He started Nygard International in 1967, and the company quickly became one of Canada’s largest clothing brands. Nygard was known for his flamboyant lifestyle and his close ties to celebrities and politicians.
In 2020, the FBI raided Nygard’s home in New York City and arrested him on charges of sex trafficking and racketeering. He was extradited to Canada in 2022 and went on trial for sexual assault.
On November 12, 2023, a jury in Toronto found Nygard guilty of four counts of sexual assault. He was acquitted of one count of sexual assault and one count of forcible confinement. Nygard is scheduled to be sentenced on November 21, 2023.
Nygard’s conviction is a significant victory for the victims of sexual assault and a reminder that no one is above the law. It is also a warning to other powerful men who may be using their position to abuse women.