FBI raids fashion exec's office in sex-trafficking investigation

Elise Czajkowski
February 25, 2020 - 1:05 pm
Peter Nygard

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The FBI and NYPD raided the midtown Manhattan offices of Peter Nygard's fashion company as part of a sex-trafficking investigation on Tuesday morning.

Nygard is the founder of Canadian-based fashion company Nygard International. The U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed the raid to 1010 WINS.

The New York Times reports that Nygard, 78, has been accused by at least four women of sexually assaulting them in the Bahamas when they were teenagers.

These women have sued Nygard and also participated in a child-exploitation task force, which has been investigating Nygard for the past five months, according to the Times. The task force is a joint effort between the FBI and the NYPD, and is overseen by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney.

On Sunday, the Times published a long article on a history of accusations against Nygard that stretch back for years and include dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct, including harassment, sexual assault and rape.

Most of the crimes that Nygard is accused of committing occurred in the Bahamas, but the Times reports that Nygard, who is Canadian, can be charged in New York because his corporate headquarters are in the city.

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