All were included as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Nygard, who hails from Manitoba, has been repeatedly accused … Louis Bacon is a buttoned-up hedge-fund king, whose passion is conservation. The Bahamian lawyers and investigators were not paid by the Bacons directly. Ms. Ross denied paying anyone to fabricate stories about Mr. Nygard, and passed a lie-detector test to that effect, according to Robert Ennis, a polygrapher hired by her lawyers. December 7, 2016 at 4:13 am #RichardSpencer Wow. “He is the one that all the girls want to be with.”. The fashion executive Peter Nygard has clashed for years with his neighbor in the Bahamas, the billionaire Louis Bacon. A 1980 news article described an area of his office in Winnipeg — the city in Manitoba where he built his company — as a “passion pit” with a mirrored ceiling and a couch that transformed into a bed at the “push of a button.”. “So my heart went out to these women.”. The allegations became more bizarre: One street protest in Nassau featured men in white hoods and placards proclaiming, “Bacon Is KKK.” New websites funded by Mr. Nygard claimed Mr. Bacon was responsible for several murders, court records show. Peter Nygard is a hard-partying retail tycoon, whose estate is fit for a Mayan emperor. Reporters also spoke with five other women, who said Mr. Nygard sexually assaulted them in the Bahamas when they were teenagers. Mr. Nygard did not respond to most of The Times’s questions. Their battle became a cottage industry for opportunists. In late 2015, they hired TekStratex, a new Texas security firm, to push American law enforcement officials to investigate him for sex trafficking. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. An avowed playboy who once joked that his attempt at celibacy was “the worst 20 minutes of my life,” Mr. Nygard wore his gray hair long and shirts open. Mr. Davis turned out to be a fraud. And they paid well. He had employees sign confidentiality agreements and sued those he suspected of talking. A dancer on Mr. Nygard’s plane. The cost to stay at Nygard Cay includes meals and drinks. 'He's been running his little Republic of Nygard since the 1980s here.'. The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, is the only non-Bahamian to join the new lawsuit. (Annie I. Bang/The Associated Press) Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard is in custody in Winnipeg and is facing a nine-count indictment in the United States on charges of racketeering, sex trafficking and related crimes. Loungers can sign up for beachside massages, sip cocktails or soak in one of the property's dozens of hot tubs. The private investigators and Mr. Smith compensated two witnesses who found alleged victims: Litira Fox, a former girlfriend of Mr. Nygard’s who said she recruited for him, and Richette Ross, a former massage therapist at Nygard Cay who said she did the same. Debra Macdonald, hired as his secretary in 1978 when she was 19, said Mr. Nygard continually harassed her and tried to grab her breasts. When she emerged, her friends had gone. Mr. Davis told them that Mr. Nygard had “put out hits on them,” several recalled in interviews. Bush visited the property, which the Canadian businessman renamed “Nygard Cay.” (He named many things after himself: his jet, an electric shade of blue, bottled water.). The woman, Jonna Laursen, then 32, told The Times that he raped her. Nygard has denied all allegations and blames a conspiracy caused by a feud with his billionaire neighbor in the Bahamas. Fred Smith, a prominent human-rights lawyer, came on board. Mr. Bullard and Mr. Davilma, working with the Bacon investigators, hatched a plan to videotape Mr. Nygard. He called it the “Eighth Wonder of the World”: a lush retreat with sculptures of roaring lions and a human aquarium where topless women undulated in mermaid tails. Nygard has denied all allegations and blames a conspiracy caused by a feud with his billionaire neighbor in the Bahamas. Businessman Peter Nygard arrives at Norby Walters' 26th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 28, 2016. She had also sent a note to a former Nygard employee, asking to talk about the case. After it won the election, a Nygard YouTube channel posted a video featuring six ministers visiting his estate. This 32,000-square-foot space includes an opulent dining table that seats 24, a private breakfast room, a fully stocked bar, a game room and a five-star kitchen. For one birthday, he flew in models who danced before him in body paint. Only 55 rapes were tallied there in 2018, while Cleveland, with a similar population size, had 585. Investigators and lawyers tied to Mr. Bacon offered Nygard associates generous incentives to build an abuse case against the Canadian — Cartier jewelry, a regular salary or a year’s rent in a gated community, according to documents and interviews. Her sister recounted a horrific tale: Mr. Nygard had raped her as cartoons played on TV. She drank too much and ended up in a bathroom barefoot in her bikini, she said. The police headquarters in Nassau. But when Mr. Nygard wasn’t allowed to rebuild after a fire, he blamed Mr. Bacon. Only one of them is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. looked into Mr. Nygard twice, but only briefly. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested, court records confirm. Former workers said they photographed guests when they arrived, uploading the images for their boss’s perusal. Since the American lawyers filed the suit, they said, they’ve received calls from more than three dozen women alleging abuse as far back as the 1970s. Eric Gibson, a former Nygard employee and longtime friend, called The Times on his behalf. One even called Mr. Nygard the Bahamas’ “most generous and honest expatriate.”. Can't stop ordering takeaways? Three said they were under 16 at the time, the age of consent there. “It was an assault on me, my reputation, my safety,” Mr. Bacon said. Marvinique said she was invited to a pamper party in 2010, when she was 15. Peter Nygard, a Canadian fashion executive. And he demanded a steady supply of sex partners, according to six former employees who said they recruited young women at shops, clubs and restaurants. At Mr. Smith’s suggestion, six women went to the Bahamian police — a big step, as law enforcement is considered the most corrupt public institution in the country, according to a 2017 Transparency International study, and sex crimes are notoriously underreported. She said she was later invited for a modeling interview at Nygard Cay, where he assaulted her. In 2015, another former employee said, Mr. Nygard came into her locked room while she slept at his Los Angeles home and raped her. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Louis Bacon, the hedge fund founder who has been in a longstanding dispute with Mr. Nygard. The FBI raid came soon after 10 women sued Nygard, saying he enticed young and impoverished women to his Bahamas estate with cash and promises of modeling and fashion opportunities. “I can’t get into killing,” he said in footage obtained by The Times. A video made by Nygard staff, according to a former contractor, superimposed Mr. Bacon’s face on the collapsing Twin Towers. Her lawsuit said Mr. Nygard knew her age “yet repeatedly had sexual intercourse with her.”. Nygard's company said in a statement that the seizure of his property is 'illegal,' the Winnipeg Free Press reports. It pays to have good friends! 1893-current, July 30, 1953, Image 1, brought to you by Texas A&M University, and the National Digital Newspaper Program. Instead of being an ex-spy, he was a former car broker with a string of debts and failed businesses. The feud between Nygard and Bacon began with a drainage issue in 2007, a Vanity Fair article said. He literally lived at work. The woman’s lawyer confirmed that the suit led to a nondisclosure agreement. GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 1000 George Bush Drive West College Station, TX 77845 Telephone: (979) 691-4004 Fax: (979) 691-4050 TTY: (979) 691-4091 Mr. Nygard has denied this. He bragged he’d given the party $5 million during the 2012 election campaign — legally, as the Bahamas has no campaign finance laws. Since then, the two have been embroiled in an epic battle, spending tens of millions of dollars and filing at least 25 lawsuits in five jurisdictions. One, who was not identified, said she was under 18 — the California age of consent — when she visited Mr. Nygard’s Los Angeles home in 2012. Snake sculptures seen through Nygard Cay’s gate. The Bacons had shelled out about $6 million. Then, in 1996, Mr. Nygard’s company settled sexual harassment complaints against him by three former workers — for about $15,000, according to The Winnipeg Free Press. Revelers dancing on the main hall's elevated floor can lose themselves in this modern Mayan kingdom. The government refused to let Mr. Nygard rebuild. Even as he recently attended a fashion show flanked by models in Canada, he insisted he was too ill to travel to the Bahamas for court hearings. They persuaded some of Mr. Nygard’s allies to provide evidence for a defamation lawsuit, filed in 2015. He slow-walked lawsuits, filing countless motions and requesting delays, exhausting his foes. Fashion mogul Peter Nygård has been arrested in Canada after US authorities charged him with with racketeering and sex trafficking, alleging decades of crimes that left dozens of victims in the United States, the Bahamas and Canada.. Court records show Nygård, who is 79, was arrested in Winnipeg under the extradition act and was to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon. The move is the latest in the Finnish-born 's decade-long dispute with his neighbour – billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon. During the day, guests can explore the resort's beaches, palm trees and rainforest. A 48-foot fishing boat is available to take visitors to see the parrotfish that roam the Caribbean's deep blue waters. “It’s a good cause, regardless of what you think may have been the motivation,” said Greg Gutzler, the lead lawyer in the lawsuit. The hedge fund founder maintained that wasn’t true. Smaller payments filtered down to some accusers, which could be used to undermine their credibility in any court case or investigation. One victim was only fifteen when she met Peter Nygard. EXCLUSIVE: 'No father would want his daughter to wed him!' Ms. Macdonald quit in 1980, shortly after the Winnipeg police charged Mr. Nygard with raping an 18-year-old woman. The latest development is a … The case was dropped after the woman refused to testify. No comments have so far been submitted. She was a valuable witness — she would later tell The Times she had dated Mr. Nygard for years and had seen two teenagers in his bed, one in her school uniform. His portrait hung outside a flagship store near Times Square, golden muscles flexing. The latest development is a lawsuit saying Mr. Nygard sexually exploited teenage girls. “I fired him,” Zack Bacon said. At more than $50,000-a-night, Nygard Cay in the Bahamas offers one of the most expensive escapes in the world. In 1987, Nygård built a 14,000-square-metre (150,000 sq ft) compound at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. In 1995, a new hire was taken from the airport to Mr. Nygard’s Winnipeg office-apartment, where he had sex with her “against her will,” a lawsuit said. The neighbors had little in common except for extreme wealth and a driveway. It was 'clearly an orchestrated publicity stunt to create an unwarranted false impression about Mr Nygard,' it says, adding the designer intends to sue those responsible. Members of the 20-person staff are available to respond to visitors' requests. Ms. Fox, who earned $2,000 a month, said she passed some of that to the women she brought to meetings with lawyers and investigators — often $200 for a visit. Richette Ross was paid by Mr. Bacon’s team to find women who would accuse Mr. Nygard of sexual misconduct. Nygard's lawyer maintains the accusations are completely false. A Courtyard Marriott worker gave me an alias. He said his firm, which operates on contingency and has no financial ties to Mr. Bacon, had done its own investigation and never paid any accuser or witness. “He was like, ‘It’s a gift from our boss,’” Ms. Miller recalled. Several plaintiffs in the suit, filed in New York City, said they were 14 or 15 years old when Nygard gave them alcohol or drugs and then raped them. On many Sunday afternoons at his Bahamian estate, Mr. Nygard threw “pamper parties” that offered female guests free massages, manicures, horseback rides and endless alcohol. Mr. Smith also gave Ms. Ross $500 a week to work on another potential lawsuit against Mr. Nygard, this one for workplace abuses. There were more substantial gifts. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard's luxury Bahamas estate has been seized by authorities amid allegations of illegal dredging at the property. Peter Nygard has been under investigation for allegations of sexual assault in Winnipeg, the U.S. and the Bahamas. When asked about that, Ms. Ross said she meant it would pay in “justice.”. The FBI raid came soon after 10 women sued Nygard, saying he enticed young and impoverished women to his Bahamas estate with cash and promises of … For years, Mr. Nygard had insisted that Louis Bacon paid people to lie about him. Once the party got going, the former employees and girlfriends said, they coaxed teenagers and young women into Mr. Nygard’s bedroom, sometimes with the aid of alcohol and drugs. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan indicted Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard on nine counts, including charges of sex-trafficking, involving dozens of women, some of whom were underage. Ms. Ross did well. She gave The Times two photographs of herself at Nygard Cay; three people — a former Nygard girlfriend, an ex-employee and a guest — said they remembered her there. Within days, the war began. Nygard has also ignored an injunction prohibiting him from dredging three times, which has led him to be convicted of contempt of court three times, according to the Post. She then described the episode to a colleague, Dale Dreffs, who confirmed hearing it. Bacon has since returned to New York and doesn't visit the island often because he fears for his safety, Smith said. EXCLUSIVE: Snapchat is set to rollout its original show 'Move It!' An orphan from a poor neighborhood, she said a D.J. Using himself as a human guinea pig, Mr. Nygard tried to fight off aging with stem cell injections and talked of cloning himself, one close friend said. According to the recent class action lawsuit filed by the DiCello, Levitt, Gutzler and the Haba Law Firm, Peter Nygard lured women into his house in the Bahamas by promising he’d help their careers. ... Walker, showed up on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” to help out Cynthia Bailey this season with her divorce to Peter … “I couldn’t do it anymore,” Ms. Smith said, adding, “There might be girls that it actually happened to, but it didn’t happen to me and my sister.”. “They’re messing up people’s lives in the middle of their fight,” said Tamika Ferguson, who claims Mr. Nygard raped her when she was 16. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been indicted on charges of sex-trafficking, racketeering and other crimes involving dozens of women, some of … Some environmental groups and residents have said an expansion may damage the surrounding ecosystem and beaches. While the glitterati get first priority at Nygard Cay, regular people can also book cabanas. Separately, two women sued Mr. Nygard last month for sexual battery. Number 10 is slammed for failing to reveal the number of Brits who've received Pfizer's Covid vaccine so far, Unemployment spikes to 4.9 per cent as a record 370,000 are made redundant in three months, Italy surpasses the UK to record the most coronavirus deaths in Europe, Italy unveils its 1,500 pop-up vaccine pavilions which will be installed around the country. (College Station, Tex.) He later fired her, she said. Winnipeg-raised fashion mogul Peter Nygard found himself locked out of his luxury home in the Bahamas on Friday. Too late to say sorry! WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. Nygard, the chairman of Winnipeg-based Nygard International, and Bacon, own adjacent properties in Lyford Cay, a gated community on New Providence island. She said she intended to join the lawsuit. The flamboyant tycoon splits his time among his company's headquarters in New York, corporate facilities in Canada and the resort he created from the proceeds of his women's clothing business. Court records show Nygard, who is 79, was arrested … And he paid tens of thousands of dollars to people providing sworn statements to use against Mr. Bacon in lawsuits, according to court records, interviews and bank statements. The lawsuit would later claim that women were sodomized and forced into other acts they found degrading. The Bahamian pleasure palace featured a faux Mayan temple, sculptures of smoke-breathing snakes and a disco with a stripper pole. But two later recanted, saying they had been promised money and coached to fabricate their stories. The F.B.I. and Scotland Yard. and I'm Meghan! Pictured, construction at the property. for 10 years — including in something called “the ghost program,” Mr. Bacon recalled. There, she said, the men bought each woman a matching 18-carat gold bracelet and necklace for $9,350. Sex crimes in the country often go unreported. Two self-described former gang members, Livingston “Toggie” Bullard and Wisler “Bobo” Davilma, told the Bacons’ investigators that Mr. Nygard had hired them for dirty work, like torching his ex-girlfriend’s hair salon and staging anti-Bacon rallies, according to court records. One woman, now involved in the suit, told The Times she was 14 when she met Mr. Nygard at one of his stores in 2015; she has a photo with him that day. “They are handing the defendant arguments,” said Jeanne Christensen, a New York lawyer focusing on sexual harassment. Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times. Despite the Bacons’ efforts, the Homeland Security investigation fizzled after nine months, suspended because of “unforeseen circumstances” and “lack of prosecutorial evidence,” according to an agency email. In 2009, a blaze erupted at Nygard Cay, damaging several cabanas, the so-called grand hall and the disco. Instead, a video from June 2015 captured him on a favorite topic. The $50 million resort has in the past lured celebrities like Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey and the late Michael Jackson. His wealth was valued at more than double Mr. Nygard’s. Nygard was in court today after being arrested under the Extradition Act in Winnipeg on Monday. “I sent you money to buy a new dog,” Mr. Nygard wrote after his company wired her almost $10,000. Ms. Miller provided a photo of the receipt, though the man whose name was on it denied making the purchase. Looking out a car window, Mr. Nygard said there were many women with whom he hadn’t yet had sex. After she told Mr. Smith that unknown assailants had shot up her former home, killed her family dog and broke into her car in different incidents, Mr. Smith moved her into a gated community, paying $5,000 a month. She and her sister felt guilty and scared. “Is this what my life can be?” she recalled thinking of the models in the room. Others cast aspersions on Mr. Bacon, claiming he had paid Nygard employees to dig up dirt and had objected to black Bahamians visiting Lyford Cay. But in October, the sisters told a very different story to Times reporters: They had never been assaulted by Mr. Nygard. Just over a year later, she said, she was fired without cause. Then he sued the government, saying it was colluding with Mr. Bacon to force him off the island. Visitors have two of the jumbo sport-utility vehicles and drivers at their disposal during their stays. Instead, they were paid by a nonprofit Mr. Smith created, called Sanctuary, to support sexual assault victims; both he and Mr. Bacon donated generously to that. Her glass of wine never seemed to empty, she said. A Nygard store in a Nassau mall was another alleged recruiting spot. Then, she said, he took her upstairs and raped her. Magical moment base jumpers leap from cliff face, Impressive moment hot water thrown into air immediately freeze, Premier League ace arrives in court for lockdown crash sentencing, Jack Grealish crashes £80k Range Rover into cars and mounts pavement, Adorable moment puppies settle down for nap in daycare centre, NYPD shoots dead gunman who opened fire near Christmas carollers. Marvinique Smith said she and her sister were promised a huge settlement if they fabricated allegations against Mr. Nygard. For entertainment, islandgoers can check out the 150,000-gallon aquarium or watch a movie in the 24-seat rainforest movie theater. He soon focused on a lawsuit, hoping to draw on the #MeToo movement and “the most aggressive lawyers in the world,” Zack Bacon said in a recording provided to The Times. The Fish Fry, a strip of restaurants in Nassau where former Nygard associates said they recruited women. 180 Comments Harvest Grain. Only those who were young, slim and with a curvy backside — which Mr. Nygard called a “toilet” — were supposed to be allowed inside, according to the ex-employees, including Ms. Taylor. The new allegations, mainly from women in Canada and the United States, show their case has nothing to do with the neighbors’ feud, the lawyers said. Tamika Ferguson found her way to Nygard Cay in 2004 after being kicked out of high school. To help the inquiry, the Bacons moved five witnesses — two former Bahamian employees of Mr. Nygard and three former girlfriends — to the United States and covered their living expenses. The private eyes acted like secret agents, using encrypted phones and dropping cash for the two men in a box behind a post office. The resort dispatches Hummers to pick up guests at the airport in nearby Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Cuckservatives: House Republicans Signal Break With Trump Over Tariffs. Next door, Louis Bacon, an American hedge fund billionaire, presided over an airy retreat with a lawn for croquet. Deidre Miller said Ms. Fox invited her to the Baha Mar luxury resort in August 2018 to meet with investigators. Ken Frydman, his spokesman, denied all the claims and said Mr. Bacon had spent more than a decade trying “to smear Peter Nygard by coercing women to fabricate and manufacture sordid stories about him.” Mr. Nygard also accused Mr. Bacon in a lawsuit of masterminding a conspiracy “to plant a false story” in The Times about sexual misconduct. “And everybody knew what was going on except for me.”. Mr. Nygard also had allies in the Progressive Liberal Party, which he wanted to legalize stem cell injections. Smith claims Nygard's actions have limited the natural flow of sand to his neighbor's properties and a national park that is nearby. They claimed Ms. Ross had paid them to make everything up. “Women in the Bahamas throw themselves at Peter Nygard,” Mr. Gibson said. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard's luxury Bahamas estate has been seized by authorities amid allegations of illegal dredging at the property. Later, she recalled, she swallowed pills Mr. Nygard told her models took. Drawn by the money and promise of modeling gigs, she later returned, recruiting other women, she said. 'Mr Nygard considers himself to be completely above the law in the Bahamas,' Smith told the newspaper. Some women said they felt exploited by both men — by Mr. Nygard for sex, and by Mr. Bacon against his enemy. 1 of 3 Businessman Peter Nygard arrives at Norby Walters' 26th Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 28, 2016, in … Smith says that although Bacon is on the board of Save the Bays, the group doesn't exist only to fight Nygard's expansion plans. that teaches users unique dances through... 'Twitter killer' is sentenced to death in Tokyo for murdering and dismembering nine 'suicidal' people he met... Health trust where 42 babies and 13 mothers died in 20 years 'had a culture of 'this is your fault' to... Court seizes fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s opulent Bahamian estate over illegal dredging | National Post, Nygard fights court's seizure of his Bahamas estate - Winnipeg Free Press. She said she was 10. Mr. Bacon, 63, has accused Mr. Nygard of plotting to kill him. Mr. Bacon, who founded New York-based Moore Capital Management, said he felt obliged to take action after hearing of possible sexual abuse by his neighbor. Nygard International began in … Over months of interviews with The New York Times, dozens of women and former employees described how alleged victims were lured to Mr. Nygard’s Bahamian home by the prospect of modeling jobs or a taste of luxury. He helped form a nonprofit called Save the Bays to target environmental abuses, starting with Nygard Cay. “I knew the right thing would be to report it,” Ms. Laursen said, “but somehow I felt that I would come out the loser.”. The fashion executive Peter Nygard has been accused of rape, the latest in a battle between two rich men in a small developing nation. The owner, Peter Nygard, a Canadian fashion executive, showed off his estate on TV shows like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and threw loud beachfront parties, reveling in the company of teenage girls and young women. Punters pack London pubs for a final drink (and substantial meal) before the... Mutant virus... or Project Tier? It’s also a story about the lengths two rich men can go to in a small developing nation where the minimum wage is just $210 a week. Afterward, Ms. Miller said, the investigators took her and Ms. Fox to the resort’s Cartier store. How a Neighbors’ Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case. A news release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York says the charges involve at least dozens of victims in the U.S., the Bahamas … Nygard developed the five-acre property in 1987, designing it to host 20 guests inside 10 glass-walled cabanas facing the ocean. This isn’t the first time that Mr. Nygard, whose company sells women’s clothes at his own outlets and Dillard’s department stores, has been accused of sexual misconduct. Burly bodyguards drove them to different houses and hotels, swerving through traffic and changing cars, saying they were being followed. Nevertheless, Nygard has more or less doubled the size of his property over the past 30 years, Fred Smith, a lawyer for Save the Bays, said. The fashion executive Peter Nygard has clashed for years with his neighbor in the Bahamas, the billionaire Louis Bacon. COVID daily cases jump 50% in a week to 18,450 as ministers threaten to CANCEL Christmas: Pressure on Boris... Is Sussex on the brink of being dragged into Tier Three? Facing legal troubles over his property, Mr. Nygard hasn’t been to the Bahamas in more than a year. Together, Mr. Nygard and Mr. Bacon are worth close to the annual budget of the government of the Bahamas, an archipelago off the coast of Florida with ritzy tourist resorts that belie the country’s pockets of poverty. But this is not just a story of abuse allegations. The stories echoed one another. She said Mr. Nygard steered her upstairs and raped her. Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard appeared at the Supreme Court of the Bahamas on Friday (above) after his luxury Bahamas estate was seized amid allegations of illegal dredging, The court ordered the seizure after Nygard failed to pay almost $2.4 million in legal fees to Save The Bays. The fashion executive Peter Nygard has been accused of rape, the latest in a battle between two rich men in a small developing nation.Credit...Jonathan Becker, By Kim Barker, Catherine Porter and Grace Ashford. Over the years, he was repeatedly accused of demanding that female employees satisfy him sexually. Nygard arrived at the Supreme Court of the Bahamas on Friday after the island's Deputy Provost Marshall and police officers seized the estate at Nygard Cay after earlier being denied entry. Bacon, the founder of Moore Capital Management LP in New York, accused Nygard in the lawsuit of engineering a 'malicious' smear campaign against him including street rallies, bogus YouTube videos, and attempts to falsely link him to arson, bribery, drug smuggling, the Ku Klux Klan and murder. They had never even met him. Bahamas' Deputy Provost Marshal, along with a team of police officers, enter Nygard Cay after its seizure. In April 2016, the Department of Homeland Security dug in. “‘You need to find pretty girls in need.’”, Eventually his staff compiled an invitation list, provided to The Times, with names of more than 700 women. Eventually, the Bacons paid the two about $1.5 million, mostly for secretly recording five meetings with Mr. Nygard. Published: 17:11 GMT, 2 October 2018 | Updated: 20:24 GMT, 2 October 2018. Multiple women said he had handed them cash after sex, helping to buy silence. Mr. Smith acknowledged giving about $1,000 collectively to four or five alleged victims, but said that was for their time and expenses. The lawsuit claims that Mr. Nygard used his company, Nygard International, and employees to procure young victims and ply them with alcohol and drugs. (She asked to be identified by her maiden name to keep people from knowing her connection with Nygard Cay.). He said Mr. Nygard was a “kind, conscientious” man who would not have harmed anyone. 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