UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Finnish-Canadian millionaire Peter Nygard was accused of raping minors. Because of these allegations, the head of the fashion corporation Nygard International lost his job, writes the New York Post.
According to the publication, the FBI and the New York police raided the company’s office in Manhattan.
“Given the importance of the well-being of thousands of Nygard International employees, regular customers and business partners, Peter Nygard decided to resign as head of the company,” said Ken Friedman, a businessman’s spokesman.
The check against Nygard began after ten girls filed an application against him on February 13th. They claim to have been raped during parties that took place at the millionaire’s mansion in the Bahamas.
The plaintiffs, among whom were 14-year-olds, complained that the 78-year-old businessman lured them to his mansion, promising to hire them as models.
According to some reports, Nyuhard also used a corporate plane to deliver girls to various US territories.
The American publication reports that Nyuhard himself is collaborating with the investigation.
Journalists also found that Nyuhard is a friend of the British prince Andrew, who had also previously been accused of raping and molesting minors.
Against the backdrop of this scandal, Andrew resigned from his royal authority and refused to guardianship over a number of charitable organizations.
According to the Daily Mail, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife and children stayed at Howard’s house in the Bahamas.
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