Fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested Monday in Winnipeg on sex trafficking and racketeering charges brought by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. A judge referred to his “scorched-earth” tactics in a protracted fight over child support. “One time, he was like: ‘I don’t know where you find these girls from, but there’s pretty girls in the ghetto as well,’” recalled Freddy Barr, Mr. Nygard’s personal assistant in the early 2000s. Ashamed to tell her family, she said, she continued working for him for more than two years before she was fired. Mr. Nygard used his wealth to intimidate critics and buy allies. Mr. Nygard was a formidable opponent. Winnipeg-raised fashion mogul Peter Nygard found himself locked out of his luxury home in the Bahamas on Friday. Ms. Ross did well. Two were relatives. He traveled with an entourage of models and women who described themselves as “paid girlfriends,” dated tabloid regulars like Anna Nicole Smith and fathered at least 10 children with eight women. Bacon has long opposed Nygard's effort to expand his property in the Bahamas' gated Lyford Cay community, following a 2009 fire. Mr. Bacon and his older brother, Zack, hired a small army of lawyers and private investigators, including veterans of the F.B.I. They told their stories repeatedly to lawyers, investigators and the Bahamian police. Here's how to eat better and look after... Make home your castle! He has never been convicted. Magical moment base jumpers leap from cliff face, Impressive moment hot water thrown into air immediately freeze, Premier League ace arrives in court for lockdown crash sentencing, Jack Grealish crashes £80k Range Rover into cars and mounts pavement, Adorable moment puppies settle down for nap in daycare centre, NYPD shoots dead gunman who opened fire near Christmas carollers. Others cast aspersions on Mr. Bacon, claiming he had paid Nygard employees to dig up dirt and had objected to black Bahamians visiting Lyford Cay. Only those who were young, slim and with a curvy backside — which Mr. Nygard called a “toilet” — were supposed to be allowed inside, according to the ex-employees, including Ms. Taylor. Louis Bacon is a buttoned-up hedge-fund king, whose passion is conservation. Nygard has also ignored an injunction prohibiting him from dredging three times, which has led him to be convicted of contempt of court three times, according to the Post. The F.B.I. He threatened — or sued — media outlets that investigated him. They persuaded some of Mr. Nygard’s allies to provide evidence for a defamation lawsuit, filed in 2015. “He preys on poor people’s little girls,” said Natasha Taylor, who worked there for five years. But his team created vulnerabilities, giving money and gifts to witnesses and accusers in the Bahamas, The Times found. In 2009, a blaze erupted at Nygard Cay, damaging several cabanas, the so-called grand hall and the disco. “I fired him,” Zack Bacon said. The rich and famous come in search of luxury, privacy and sunny, 77-degree days. Nevertheless, Nygard has more or less doubled the size of his property over the past 30 years, Fred Smith, a lawyer for Save the Bays, said. Her lawsuit said Mr. Nygard knew her age “yet repeatedly had sexual intercourse with her.”. and I'm Meghan! Nygard arrived at the Supreme Court of the Bahamas on Friday after the island's Deputy Provost Marshall and police officers seized the estate at Nygard Cay after earlier being denied entry. The Times interviewed all the women who eventually signed on to the suit, which identified them as Jane Does to protect their privacy. Nygard's company said in a statement that the seizure of his property is 'illegal,' the Winnipeg Free Press reports. It was 'clearly an orchestrated publicity stunt to create an unwarranted false impression about Mr Nygard,' it says, adding the designer intends to sue those responsible. When Ms. Laursen threatened to go to the press, a company manager offered her $6,700 and a letter of recommendation for her silence, she said. Mr. Nygard declined multiple interview requests. Smith claims Nygard's actions have limited the natural flow of sand to his neighbor's properties and a national park that is nearby. The story was familiar: She had told a variation to Mr. Nygard two years earlier, emails show. Warning of widespread FLOODING after Christmas as experts tell people in high-risk areas to protect precious... 'Hi guys, I'm Harry! “‘You need to find pretty girls in need.’”, Eventually his staff compiled an invitation list, provided to The Times, with names of more than 700 women. Meet the 'bad lad' jobless double glazing... One in six adults in England has a possible eating disorder - including almost a third of women aged 16 to... Apathy and lack of motivation in your mid-forties could be an early warning sign of dementia, study suggests. 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Smaller payments filtered down to some accusers, which could be used to undermine their credibility in any court case or investigation. Debra Macdonald, hired as his secretary in 1978 when she was 19, said Mr. Nygard continually harassed her and tried to grab her breasts. On many Sunday afternoons at his Bahamian estate, Mr. Nygard threw “pamper parties” that offered female guests free massages, manicures, horseback rides and endless alcohol. There were the nine women in Winnipeg and Los Angeles who accused Mr. Nygard of sexual harassment or assault. Mr. Smith acknowledged giving about $1,000 collectively to four or five alleged victims, but said that was for their time and expenses. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. The Bacons said they were disturbed by stories they heard about Mr. Nygard having sex with teenage girls. Mr. Bacon, who founded New York-based Moore Capital Management, said he felt obliged to take action after hearing of possible sexual abuse by his neighbor. The cost to stay at Nygard Cay includes meals and drinks. The latest development is a lawsuit saying Mr. Nygard sexually exploited teenage girls. For entertainment, islandgoers can check out the 150,000-gallon aquarium or watch a movie in the 24-seat rainforest movie theater. There, she said, Mr. Nygard talked to her about modeling and had sex with her. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been indicted on charges of sex-trafficking, racketeering and other crimes involving dozens of women, some of … The case was dropped after the woman refused to testify. It pays to have good friends! Instead, his spokesman, Mr. Frydman, sent affidavits from former employees who asserted that their boss had never abused women and that no underage girls were allowed at Nygard Cay. Her sister recounted a horrific tale: Mr. Nygard had raped her as cartoons played on TV. US authorities say they have indicted Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard on nine charges including racketeering and sex trafficking. The men claimed Mr. Nygard had given them a “hit list” that included Louis Bacon and Mr. Smith. EXCLUSIVE: Snapchat is set to rollout its original show 'Move It!' Ms. Ross had undisclosed connections with other women she brought to the lawyers. “They said they were working for Louis Bacon.”. Marvinique said she was invited to a pamper party in 2010, when she was 15. 'Mr Nygard considers himself to be completely above the law in the Bahamas,' Smith told the newspaper. The woman, Jonna Laursen, then 32, told The Times that he raped her. His lavish Caribbean estate, Nygard Cay… There, she said, the men bought each woman a matching 18-carat gold bracelet and necklace for $9,350. He slow-walked lawsuits, filing countless motions and requesting delays, exhausting his foes. Loungers can sign up for beachside massages, sip cocktails or soak in one of the property's dozens of hot tubs. The latest development is a … A Courtyard Marriott worker gave me an alias. “So my heart went out to these women.”. “Women in the Bahamas throw themselves at Peter Nygard,” Mr. Gibson said. Revelers dancing on the main hall's elevated floor can lose themselves in this modern Mayan kingdom. Nygard has denied all allegations and blames a conspiracy caused by a feud with his billionaire neighbor in the Bahamas. In an interview, she speculated that Mr. Nygard had paid the Smith sisters to recant — a notion they rejected. Nygard has previously alleged that Save The Bays is a 'front' for Bacon, who he claims wants Nycard Cay. Mr. Nygard, 78, has spread stories accusing Mr. Bacon of being an insider trader, murderer and member of the Ku Klux Klan. Mr. Nygard, estimated to be worth roughly $750 million in 2014 by Canadian Business magazine, had long blended his professional and personal lives. He later fired her, she said. She said she was 10. But in October, the sisters told a very different story to Times reporters: They had never been assaulted by Mr. Nygard. A 48-foot fishing boat is available to take visitors to see the parrotfish that roam the Caribbean's deep blue waters. But some Nygard Cay employees said their boss blamed Mr. Bacon, an ardent conservationist who had accused Mr. Nygard of illegally mining sand to create new beachfront. Punters pack London pubs for a final drink (and substantial meal) before the... Mutant virus... or Project Tier? The Nygard residence, located in the wealthy Lyford Cay community. “He messed with my whole life,” said Ms. Ferguson, now 32. After it won the election, a Nygard YouTube channel posted a video featuring six ministers visiting his estate. “I sent you money to buy a new dog,” Mr. Nygard wrote after his company wired her almost $10,000. He helped form a nonprofit called Save the Bays to target environmental abuses, starting with Nygard Cay. Once he got them to his Bahamas estate, Nygard allegedly raped and sodomized them. Disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard, 79, is arrested in Canada on sex trafficking charges for a 'decades-long pattern of luring girls and young women into sex acts with him' Three said they were under 16 at the time, the age of consent there. A street protest in 2015 targeting Mr. Bacon. In 1987, Nygård built a 14,000-square-metre (150,000 sq ft) compound at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. They had never even met him. Instead of being an ex-spy, he was repeatedly accused of demanding that female employees satisfy him.... 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