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Peter Nygard points and leers at girls as young as 15 on Brazilian beach

Peter Nygard is seen in disturbing footage prowling a Brazilian beach and leering at young girls in bikinis, even making a sick remark that a 15-year-old should lie about her age, a video obtained by DailyMail.com reveals.

The 79-year-old was arrested on Monday in Canada on allegations he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his orbit with opportunities in fashion and modeling over the past 25 years, with the charges announced by Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan, the FBI and New York City police.

He was indicted on racketeering, sex trafficking, and related crimes arising out of a ‘decades-long pattern’ of criminal conduct involving at least dozens of victims in the United States, the Bahamas, and Canada, among other locations, prosecutors said in a statement.

Now in unearthed footage, the elderly fashion mogul is seen shirtless roaming Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana Beach on New Year’s Eve in 2007 with an entourage, pointing out girls sunbathing and making crude remarks as he stands over them.

He uses a translator to question different girls about how old they are and when told one minor was just 15, the pervert laughs and responds: ‘Tell her to lie about her age.’ 

When told one young woman was 18, he seems pleased and says: ‘She’s legal’.

Peter Nygard is seen in disturbing footage prowling a Brazilian beach and leering at young girls in bikinis, even making a sick remark that a 15-year-old needs to lie about her age, a video obtained by DailyMail.com reveals

In unearthed footage, the elderly fashion mogul is seen shirtless roaming Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana Beach on New Year's Eve in 2007 with an entourage, pointing out girls sunbathing and making crude remarks as he stands over them

In unearthed footage, the elderly fashion mogul is seen shirtless roaming Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana Beach on New Year’s Eve in 2007 with an entourage, pointing out girls sunbathing and making crude remarks as he stands over them

He uses a translator to question different girls about how old they are and when told one minor was just 15, the pervert responds: 'Tell her to lie about her age'

He uses a translator to question different girls about how old they are and when told one minor was just 15, the pervert responds: ‘Tell her to lie about her age’

When told one girl was 18, he seems pleased and says, 'she's legal'

When told one girl was 18, he seems pleased and says, ‘she’s legal’

The sick footage comes as Nygard was seen in a Winnipeg courtroom after his Monday arrest by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States under the two countries’ extradition treaty.

In announcing criminal charges, authorities said Nygard used the prestige of an international clothing design, manufacturing, and supply business he founded and headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, to persuade victims to submit to his demands.

He has denied any wrongdoing.

According to an indictment, he capitalized on the Nygard Group’s influence, using its employees, funds, and resources to recruit women and girls under the age of 18.

The indictment alleged that Nygard and his co-conspirators, including Nygard Group employees, used force, fraud, and coercion to enlist the women and girls, who were sexually abused and assaulted by Nygard and others. 

His arrest comes months after US federal authorities raided his Manhattan offices earlier this year.

The FBI raid came soon after 10 women sued Nygard, saying he enticed young and impoverished women to his Bahamas estate with cash and promises of modeling and fashion opportunities. 

The 79-year-old was arrested on Monday in Canada on allegations he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his orbit with opportunities in fashion and modeling over the past 25 years, with the charges announced by Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan, the FBI and New York City police

The 79-year-old was arrested on Monday in Canada on allegations he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his orbit with opportunities in fashion and modeling over the past 25 years, with the charges announced by Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan, the FBI and New York City police

He was indicted on racketeering, sex trafficking, and related crimes arising out of a 'decades-long pattern' of criminal conduct involving at least dozens of victims in the United States, the Bahamas, and Canada, among other locations, prosecutors said in a statement

He was indicted on racketeering, sex trafficking, and related crimes arising out of a ‘decades-long pattern’ of criminal conduct involving at least dozens of victims in the United States, the Bahamas, and Canada, among other locations, prosecutors said in a statement

The sick footage comes as Nygard was seen in a Winnipeg courtroom after his Monday arrest by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States under the two countries' extradition treaty

The sick footage comes as Nygard was seen in a Winnipeg courtroom after his Monday arrest by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States under the two countries’ extradition treaty 

In announcing criminal charges, authorities said Nygard used the prestige of an international clothing design, manufacturing, and supply business he founded and headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, to persuade victims to submit to his demands

In announcing criminal charges, authorities said Nygard used the prestige of an international clothing design, manufacturing, and supply business he founded and headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, to persuade victims to submit to his demands

Several plaintiffs in the suit, filed in New York City, said they were 14 or 15 years old when Nygard gave them alcohol or drugs and then raped them.

Nygard has denied all allegations and blames a conspiracy caused by a feud with his billionaire neighbor, Louis Bacon, in the Bahamas.

The allegations in the criminal case mirror claims in a class-action lawsuit that Nygard used his company, bribery of Bahamian officials and ‘considerable influence in the fashion industry’ to recruit victims in the Bahamas, United States and Canada.

It alleges he plied the young women with drugs and alcohol during ‘pamper parties’ and kept a database on a corporate server containing the names of thousands of potential victims.

Nygard’s accusers had their passports taken from them when they were flown into the Bahamas, the lawsuit alleges, adding the designer ‘expected a sex act before he was willing to consider releasing any person’ from his estate. 

Nygard has denied all allegations and blames a conspiracy caused by a feud with his billionaire neighbor, Louis Bacon, in the Bahamas

Nygard has denied all allegations and blames a conspiracy caused by a feud with his billionaire neighbor, Louis Bacon, in the Bahamas

Nygard is pictured with young women at a party at his Bahamas mansion in 2007. There is no suggestion that they are involved in the legal proceedings

Nygard is pictured with young women at a party at his Bahamas mansion in 2007. There is no suggestion that they are involved in the legal proceedings

A spokesman for Nygard said earlier this year he was stepping down as chairman of Nygard companies and would divest his ownership interest. 

Nygard International began in Winnipeg as a sportswear manufacturer. Its website says its retail division has more than 170 stores in North America.

In August he was sued by two of his sons, who alleged he facilitated their rapes when he ordered a ‘sex worker’ to have sex with them when they were aged 15 in 2004, and aged 14 in 2018.


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