Where is Peter Nygard today? NBC’s Dateline reveals how the fashion mogul’s sons convinced Beverly Peele to go public with assault allegations

The sons of former fashion mogul Peter Nygard have reportedly helped their father’s victims speak out about their assault allegations in public. Trey Peele, a son he shares with model Beverly Peele, recently appeared on NBC Date line‘s The secrets of Nygard Cay special.

The 18-year-old said his mother made a shocking revelation about his father when he was 11 and told him that his non-consensual relationship with Peter Nygard led to Trey’s birth. The model was among the many victims who were abused by the fashion manager.

During the interview, Terry mentioned that he convinced his mother to tell his story:

“I was like, mom, we have to talk. You need to tell your story and make sure others aren’t afraid to come out. Because if you go out, a lot will follow – a lot, a lot, a lot will follow … I think I agree, as long as you agree – and we can just go through that together.

More than 50 women have filed lawsuits against Peter Nygard accusing him of assault and trafficking over decades. Beverly Peele mentioned that most of the assaults occurred during Nygard’s “chill out parties” at her Nygard Cay property.

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Peele was reportedly the victim of Nygard’s inappropriate actions at one such party, shortly after signing her modeling contract with her company. Years later, the model joined lawyer Greg Gutzler’s class action lawsuit against the fashion guru in 2020.

The lawyer revealed that Peter Nygard’s son Kai Bickle had helped him gather evidence against his father. Nygard shares Kai with ex-girlfriend Patricia Bickle. The fashion mogul is currently being held at the Headingley Correctional Center in Manitoba.

Peter Nygard’s victims share their horrific experiences

Peter Nygard victims opened up about their traumatic past in 'Secrets of Nygard Cay' Special Date (Image via YouTube / Secrets of Nygard Cay)
The victims of Peter Nygard spoke about their traumatic past in the Dateline special ‘Secrets of Nygard Cay’ (Image via YouTube / Secrets of Nygard Cay)

the Date line special TV episode The secrets of Nygard Cay saw several victims of Peter Nygard speak about their traumatic experiences from the past. In addition to Beverley Peele, former Nygard treasurer Maridel Carbuccia explained how the executive drugged and assaulted her a few months after she was hired:

“I started to have blurry vision and really, really dizzy. And I couldn’t feel my hands. I just hear him talk to me and talk to me and then all of a sudden I was no longer functional. . I was trying to get up… But, I couldn’t get up. He was right on top of me, and I kept trying to push back. I was like, ‘Peter, let go of me. What do you do? -you?’ When I woke up in the morning, I was right there on my own. There was no one there. “

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A similar experience was shared by another victim, Jenny Gilmer. She was said to have been a 19-year-old tourist when Peter Nygard invited her to play tennis on his property. She was also drugged at a party and then assaulted by the businessman:

“It changed my decision making throughout life – relationships, depression. “

Gilmer also shared that Nygard’s son Kai came to pick up his father during one of the assaults:

“So that he finds out what kind of person his father really is?” I felt a lot worse for him than I did at the time.

Kai is actively involved in the investigation against his father and called him a “monster” during the interview:

“It’s quite a whirlwind to believe, in your mind, that Peter Nygard, my father, was that flamboyant entrepreneur, hard-working businessman, and then to find out behind the scenes he’s actually a monster.”

In addition to his victims, two of Peter Nygard’s anonymous sons also filed a lawsuit against their father for allegedly organizing them to be assaulted by one of his girlfriends.

What happened to Peter Nygard?

Peter Nygard is currently being held at Headingley Correctional Center (Image via Phillip Faraone / Getty Images)
Peter Nygard is currently being held at Headingley Correctional Center (Image via Phillip Faraone / Getty Images)

Peter Nygard was once considered one of the most influential names in the fashion industry. He founded Nygard International in 1967 and the company has grown to become the largest producer of women’s clothing in Canada.

However, the designer quickly found himself in the midst of much controversy. He was first charged with assaulting a woman in 1968, but the case was later dropped as the victim refused to testify.

A similar claim was made in 1980 after Nygard was accused of making improper advances to an 18-year-old woman. The case was again dismissed after the victim withdrew from his testimony. In the 1990s, the fashion manager had already settled three allegations of assault brought against him.

Almost two decades later, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, dozens of women, including models and employees, shared their assault allegations against the entrepreneur and filed a lawsuit against him with the support from lawyer Greg Gutzler.

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Last year, the 80-year-old man was formally charged with drugging and assaulting several women between the 1980s and 2000s. Reports suggest some of his victims were barely 14 years old. Peter Nygard was also convicted of trafficking and racketeering after the FBI raided his company’s New York office.

On December 15, 2020, Peter Nygard was arrested in Winnipeg under the Extradition Act. In October 2021, he reportedly signed an extradition agreement to face trafficking charges in the United States. Meanwhile, Toronto police also charged him with several counts of assault and three counts of forcible confinement.

The fashion mogul is currently being held at Headingley Correctional Center in Manitoba, Canada and awaiting extradition. The court has denied him bail twice since his arrest. The next hearing in the case is scheduled to take place on January 6, 2022.

Edited by Siddharth Satish

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