By Luke Andrews For Mailonline
Published: 01:34 GMT, 23 November 2019 | Updated: 01:41 GMT, 23 November 2019
Prince Andrew stayed at the opulent Bahamas home of a fashion tycoon who paid to settle sexual harassment complaints by three female employees, it emerged last night.
The Duke of York was one of many famous names - including Michael Jackson - who stayed at the home of 78-year-old Peter Nygard, who has been described as the Hugh Hefner of Canada.
According to an article published in the Chicago Tribune in June 2000, Andrew had stayed at the luxury resort with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson ‘weeks before’.
The Duke of York and his ex-wife are believed to have stayed at the Mayan-style home of the fashion designer in the Bahamas in 2000. His website still boasts of the visit
The visit came after Nygard faced three sexual harassment complaints by former employees filed with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission in the 1990s, all of which he settled.
According to a report in the Winnipeg Free Press, one of the women, a 27-year-old travel co-ordinator, said she ‘repeatedly brushed off Mr Nygard’s touches and sexual advances’.
Another, a 39-year-old communications manager, claimed he added naked swimming to the agenda of a business meeting.
Mr Nygard’s lawyer claimed