© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The identify of vogue government and designer Peter Nygard is illuminated on a flagship retailer he as soon as owned in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon VanRaes
(Reuters) -Former Canadian vogue mogul Peter Nygard was discovered responsible of 4 counts of sexual assault by a Toronto jury on Sunday, in response to CBC News.
Nygard, 82, was on trial within the Ontario Superior Court for 5 counts of sexual assault and one rely of forcible confinement prices linked to incidents between the Eighties and mid-2000s.
He was acquitted of a fifth rely of sexual assault and one rely of forcible confinement.
Nygard’s lawyer didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
During the six-week trial, the court docket heard testimony from 5 complainants who mentioned throughout a interval between the late Eighties to round 2005 Nygard had attacked them within the personal bed room suite of his Toronto downtown workplace constructing, CBC News reported.
Canadian police arrested Nygard in late 2020 on the request of the United States, the place he was accused of utilizing his companies to lure girls and women to sexually gratify himself and his associates.
Toronto police laid their very own prices in opposition to him a few yr later.
Nygard additionally faces prices of sexual assault and forcible confinement in Manitoba and Quebec. He is combating extradition to the U.S. the place he faces prices in New York for 9 offences together with conspiracy to commit racketeering, transportation of a minor for objective of prostitution, and intercourse trafficking by power, fraud or coercion, CBC News mentioned.
Born in Finland, Nygard grew up in Manitoba, finally working his namesake clothes corporations and turning into one among Canada’s wealthiest folks.