Disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard faces sexual assault charges in Montreal

Disgraced Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard now faces charges of sexual assault and forcible confinement in Montreal, according to Radio-Canada.

The offenses were allegedly committed more than two decades ago, between November 1, 1997 and November 15, 1998. The identity of the alleged victim, who was an adult at the time, has not been released.

The 80-year-old has been detained since his arrest in December 2020 and is also currently facing six counts of sexual assault and three counts of forcible confinement in Toronto.

He is also charged with sexual assault in New York.

US law enforcement has accused Nygard of using his power in the fashion industry to lure women and girls by promising them career opportunities or money.

Federal Justice Minister David Lametti made the decision last week to authorize Nygard’s extradition to the United States once legal proceedings in Canada have been resolved so he can face charges. charges south of the border.

His appearance at the Montreal courthouse could take place in the coming days – and will probably be held by videoconference.