In its statement, the U. S. New York Southern District Attorney’s Office stated that Nygard was arrested the previous day in Winnipeg at the request of the United States under an extradition agreement.
Nygard, 79, is accused of influencing the employees and funds of the current liquidated company, Nygard International, to ‘recruit and treat adult and young female victims” for at least 25 years to achieve ‘sexual gratification”. according to the accusation of “his friend and business partner”.
Nygard was reported to have targeted women and minors in an “unfavorable financial situation,” including those who had experienced abuse. Nygard and his associates are accused of violently assaulting these women and throwing drugs.
In addition, Nygard allegedly maintained relationships with a certain number of victims, whom he called “girlfriends. ” They are forced to travel and engage in sexual activities with her, and are alleged to be dominated by ‘violence, deception, and coercion. ” Some of these ‘girlfriends” were Nygard International’s payroll models or assistants, the prosecution says.