Disgraced mogul Peter Nygard, 82, is CONVICTED of sexually assaulting ... trends now

Disgraced mogul Peter Nygard, 82, is CONVICTED of sexually assaulting ... trends now
Disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard, 82, is CONVICTED of sexually assaulting ... trends now

Disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard, 82, is CONVICTED of sexually assaulting ... trends now

Disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been found guilty of sexually assaulting four women at his Toronto home after luring them into a room without a door handle.

The Canadian designer, 82, was convicted Sunday after a six-week trial.

Nygard - who once hosted Prince Andrew in the Bahamas - appeared emotionless as the verdict was handed down after the jurors' fifth day of deliberation.

Prosecutors said he used his 'status' to attack five women aged 16 to 28 in a series of incidents from the late 1980s to 2005. Nygard denied the charges and his defense lawyers branded his accusers 'gold diggers.'

But he was found guilty on four counts of sexual assault. He was cleared of one count of sexual assault and one count of forcible confinement.

Peter Nygard, clockwise from bottom left, Justice Robert Goldstein, defense lawyer Brian Greenspan, the jury, Ana Serban and Neville Golwalla attend Nygard's sexual assault trial in Toronto

Peter Nygard, clockwise from bottom left, Justice Robert Goldstein, defense lawyer Brian Greenspan, the jury, Ana Serban and Neville Golwalla attend Nygard's sexual assault trial in Toronto

Peter Nygard leaves court in a police van, after being found guilty of four counts of sexual assault, in Toronto, on Sunday, Nov., 12, 2023

Peter Nygard leaves court in a police van, after being found guilty of four counts of sexual assault, in Toronto, on Sunday, Nov., 12, 2023

Throughout the month-and-a-half trial, the jury heard graphic testimony from all five complainants, four whom said they were in their late 20s when they were assaulted, and one who said she was 16 when the alleged attack took place.

Each of the women ended up in Nygard's private bedroom suite.

Some of the women testified there was a mirrored door leading into Nygard's bedroom and it had no handle on the inside and that two of the doors leading to the outside of his bedroom needed to be unlocked and opened by pressing a button inside the room, or by punching a security code.

Two of the complainants told the court they felt trapped inside that room because they believed there was no way out.

One of the women told the court she repeatedly pleaded with Nygard to let her out of the room and that he eventually relented. It was that allegation which led to the forcible confinement charge.

The disgraced mogul testified in his own defense over the course of five days. He said he could not recall four of the five of the women, nor did he remember interacting with any of them.

He additionally claimed any of the allegations of sexual misconduct against him could not have happened because he would never engage

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