Peter Nygard Wiki – Peter Nygard Biography
- Disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested in Canada on Monday and has been indicted on sex trafficking and racketeering charges
- The charges stem from allegations that he sexually abused women and underage girls
- DailyMail.com has obtained exclusive images of his private jet which served as a mile-high strip club
- The Boeing 727’s tacky decor features nightclub-style chrome paneling, mirrored ceilings, white leather seats and a plush day bed
- There are also portraits of 79-year-old Nygard, whose name appears in giant letters along the fuselage of the silver and blue aircraft as well as in the interior
- Federal prosecutors say he recruited girls as young as 14 into a globetrotting harem by promising them money or modelling gigs
This is where accused sex trafficker Peter Nygard got his in-flight entertainment – a mile-high strip club the aging tycoon had installed on board his private jet.
The raunchy den, equipped with a karaoke machine, florescent purple disco lighting and a strippers’ poll, can be revealed for the first time in exclusive images obtained by DailyMail.com.
The Boeing 727’s tacky decor features nightclub-style chrome paneling, mirrored ceilings, white leather seats and a plush day bed large enough to accommodate multiple passengers.
There are also portraits of 79-year-old Nygard, whose name appears in giant letters along the fuselage of the garishly-painted silver and blue aircraft, named N-Force.
Nygard, a Canadian fashion mogul with properties and business interests across the US, was arrested this week in his native Canada and faces extradition on charges of racketeering and trafficking dozens of underage women.
Federal prosecutors say the predatory lothario recruited girls as young as 14 into a globetrotting harem by promising them money or modelling gigs though his New York-headquartered fashion empire.
Much of the abuse happened at so-called ‘pamper parties’ where Nygard plied victims with drugs and alcohol before forcing them to perform ‘deviant acts’ on himself and his warped associates, it’s alleged.
His customized jet was a key part of the trafficking network, according to a federal indictment, which says he used it to ferry ‘girlfriends’ between his multiple properties in California, New York, Florida, the Bahamas.
Nygard was probed by the same team of prosecutors from the Southern District of New York who charged Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking before he killed himself in jail while awaiting trial.
In a bizarre twist, DailyMail.com tracked Nygard’s plane to the same airfield in Brunswick, Georgia where Epstein’s infamous private jet, the so-called Lolita Express, has sat mothballed since 2016.
While Epstein’s 727 is still intact, Nygard’s 50-year-old aircraft has been stripped down and mostly reduced to scrap after he stopped using it in 2017 because of maintenance costs.
The hard-partying mogul acquired a new plane and planned to renovate it but the project was never completed because of his mounting legal and financial problems, DailyMail.com has learned.
‘The old plane was scrapped but before that happened Nygard sent people down to retrieve a bunch of items,’ said a source.
‘They took away most of the interior including the strippers’ pole. The idea was to take it back to Canada where he was building a museum about his life.
‘Nygard was going to recreate it up there as an exhibit of some sort. It was certainly a unique interior. He was proud of it.’
Nygard was born in Finland and grew up in Manitoba, launching a namesake clothing empire and eventually becoming one of Canada’s wealthiest men with an estimated fortune of $900m.
A flamboyant jet-set socialite, he boasted of hosting numerous high-profile guests including George H.W. Bush, Michael Jackson, Robert de Niro and Sean Connery at his Mayan-themed resort in the Bahamas.
Britain’s Prince Andrew was photographed touring the hedonistic getaway with Nygard during a 2000 trip to the Caribbean with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and their daughters Beatrice and Eugenie.
The image has heaped further embarrassment on the embattled Royal who is under mounting pressure over his friendship with Epstein.
There is no suggestion, however, that Andrew, nor any of the Nygard’s other famous guests, had any connection to his alleged crimes.
In a 24-page indictment unsealed after Nygard’s arrest Monday in Winnipeg, authorities said that since 1995 he had ‘recruited’ and ‘maintained’ young women for the ‘sexual gratification’ of himself and his business cronies.
His victims typically came from ‘disadvantaged economic backgrounds and/or had a history of abuse’ and he subjected them to ‘manipulation, intimidation, degradation and threats.’
Several girls who came to his parties but refused Nygard’s advances later claimed to have had their drinks spiked before being molested and raped while they were unconscious.
In another echo of the Epstein case, Nygard is accused of passing his victims off as a girlfriends, requiring them to travel and stay with him and coercing them to recruit more girls.
He would also take them to swinger parties, lending them out to his influential friends, while using threats of arrest, reputational harm and lawsuits to silence anyone who dared to speak out, prosecutors say.
Nygard, who has reportedly fathered at least 10 children by eight women and once dated Anna Nicole Smith, stepped down as chairman of Nygard International in February after the FBI raided its Manhattan offices.
The company filed for bankruptcy one month later.
Before his arrest, Nygard was already facing a class action lawsuit in the US by 57 unnamed woman accusing him of sexual misconduct. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Nygard is also being sued by the Supreme Court of the Bahamas where he is accused of illegally dredging the sea floor around the 4.5-acre estate which he built in 1987.
The sprawling property is said to house the world’s biggest sauna, a casino, a disco hut – with a strip pole – and volcano sculptures that ‘erupt’ dry ice.
Nygard is seeking bail and is scheduled back in court on January 13 ahead of extradition proceedings.
‘Mr Nygard vehemently denies all the allegations and expects to be vindicated in court,’ his attorney, Jay Prober, told Reuters.