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April 12, 2010

Peter Nygard's empire reeling from CBC expose

By Ai Lung Nguyen - April 2010. Edited by S. MacNevin.

CANADA/FASHION - Peter Nygard's fashion empire is reeling today from a recent blow to its popularity. So much so his army of lawyers and staff (those that are still loyal to him and/or have never actually met him) have been sent on the attack, trying to discourage the blogosphere from writing about his dirty filthy life...

And how he is basically a 21st century "slaveowner" living in the Bahamas, according to the National Labor Committee.

Let me explain...

Peter Nygard is a Canadian fashion designer who owns a string of fashion stores for women. He has done very well at it and is now a millionaire (his net worth is valued at $800 million) living on a chunk of an island in the Bahamas where his employees are not allowed to leave the compound and are basically treated like slaves.

According to the CBC Fifth Estate documentary "Larger than Life", Peter Nygard also has faced a string of complaints from airline staff, fashion models and even women as young as 16... the long and short of it is he is an abusive "rapist" who hides behind a team of lawyers and basically gets away with whatever he wants to do. The allegation of rape comes from a young woman who was once a guest on Nygard's estate but has since gone missing. Nygard's lawyers claim there was no foul play, but the girl hasn't been seen since.

Recently a multitude of ex-employees (including two escapees from his Bahamas compound) made a huge expose on the CBC show The Fifth Estate, basically exposing to the world that Peter Nygard is nothing more than a temper tantrum prone sexual predator who treats his employees like slaves... the kind of man who deserves a come-uppance. The Fifth Estate has received numerous past awards for the quality of their investigations.

Now here is where the blogs come in... ever since that the Fifth Estate aired that documentary Peter Nygard's lawyers and staff have been attacking all the blogs which mention what a big phony he is, how he masquerades as a playboy when in reality he's a 67-year-old man who cheats on his wife and has sex with astonishingly young women.

Back in January 2010 Peter Nygard set a record for child support payments, $15,091 per month for children he fathered. So far he has fathered 7 children by 4 different women.

Philanderer? You bet. Low life cheating bastard is a better description. Slaveowner might be a stretch (read the National Labor Committee report on how Peter Nygard is involved in human trafficking and forced labour in Jordan), but forcible confinement would certainly be accurate for someone who would not let his employees leave.

These are the kinds of words Peter Nygard does not want to be described as. His reputation and his clothing sales are at stake if a boycott against him is formed... too late.

Numerous boycott pages on Facebook have been made, but they keep getting deleted by Peter Nygard's lawyers by claiming they contain copy-written material.

But the thing is, between the Fifth Estate documentary which shows Peter Nygard treating his employees like slaves and the National Labor Committee report which shows he is involved in human trafficking / sweatshop labour, Peter Nygard's reputation is on the ropes.

No amount of lawsuits or lawyers will stop the anti-sweatshop movement from talking about Peter Nygard and encouraging a boycott of his clothing lines.


8 comments:

  1. I saw the W5 documentary. I watched it with my parents who are about the same age. I had no idea he was a Canadian fashion designer, the doc didnt focus on anything positive.

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  2. You will be pleased to know that I dida post on this.

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  3. I was working for Peter Nygard. He employed me without work ermit ,promised to process it and never did until i was deported by Bahanas immigration service with my 3 small children and wife after being jailed in "human shame" Bahamiam immigration detention center.He didn't pay me the last pay profiting I was deported to Cuba
    If you want full relation about life, work, abuses,bullying, rapes etc at Nygard Cay contact me at:041956@gmail.com

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  4. Way back in the mid-seventies, I worked for this cheap, nasty, dirty man in his sales office/warehouse/showroom in the garment district in T.O.
    I saw his overblown ego do a lot of damage. His sales and marketing manager knew what he was doing with young girls and turned a blind eye. Most of these young women were model wanna-bes and would do just about anything to get work in the industry; including having sex with their client.
    He disgusted me from the first time I walked into the building and saw a larger than life photo, displayed in the two story stairwell of the Nygard in a white jump suit, and enough gold chains he could have put Mr.T. to shame.
    He wasn't in the city much and the last time I spoke to him, he was furious that, on a Friday afternoon in Toronto, in the summertime, I couldn't tell him where his sales team was.
    I was fired the following Monday. After knowing what he was up to then and hearing what he's been up to recently, I guess I should be grateful. He is an abusive, nasty little man who deserves to go to jail, not be lauded by the fashion industry.

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  5. He hired me as a model to promote his slims bootcut pants this weekend in miami. I barely made it through 1 work day with the man. He made sexual innuendos all the way up to explicitly telling me we would have sex that night even if it was "for fun, for exercise, for money... It doesn't matter so long as you do it." - How disgusting and unprofessional can a man be? Peter Nygard is repulsive. When I asked to be paid before going home for the promo work, he asked me again to come have sex with him and when I said no, he reached his hand down the back of my pants and told me not to make a scene! Other girlfriends of his were in the room and it was obvious this is normal to them. I collected my money for my gig and got out there! It was such a degrading day behind the scenes. I had never heard of peter nygard before the gig and I hope only for the worst for this disgusting old man. He doesn't know how to behave with money whatsoever.

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    1. I went to a casting for his clothing over the weekend and was very uncomfortable. He was being inappropriate and asking models to "clap that a**" when dancing for a "casting." This is how he behaves when there are CAMERAS around. It's absolutely disgusting.

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  6. Did they ever find the girl who went missing?

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