FBI, NYPD raid Peter Nygard’s NYC HQ in sex-traffic case

The FBI and NYPD raided the Manhattan workplaces of manner mogul Peter Nygard Tuesday amid an ongoing federal sexual intercourse-trafficking investigation, sources reported.

The feds are probing promises that Nygard plied underage ladies with booze at sexual intercourse parties at his Bahamas mansion, in accordance to legislation enforcement sources.

Nygard introduced late Tuesday he was stepping down as chairman of Nygard Global and will divest his ownership fascination.

Photographs from the business raid exhibit federal brokers and metropolis cops swarming the company’s Broadway headquarters — and hauling away at least a fifty percent-dozen cardboard containers.

Manhattan US Attorney’s Place of work spokesman Nicholas Biase verified Tuesday’s raid but declined to supply information.

A spokesman for Nygard reported the rich playboy’s Los Angeles workplaces had been also raided, but the FBI and federal prosecutors would not ensure that blitz.

The raid will come on the heels of a federal lawsuit filed Feb. 13 by 10 unidentified gals who accuse the 78-yr-outdated Canadian businessman of a “decades-very long sexual intercourse-trafficking plan.”

1 accuser says she was just 15 at the time of the abuse. The age of consent in the Bahamas is 16.

According to the lawsuit, Ny­gard on a regular basis hosted sexual intercourse-fueled soirées known as “pamper parties” at his ritzy mansion in exceptional Lyford Cay in the Bahamas — which he renamed ­Nygard Cay in 1992 and was as soon as showcased on “Lifestyles of the Loaded and Well-known.”

The parties had been “both to market the Nygard company’s model and facilitate commercial sexual intercourse acts,” the lawsuit fees.

Legal professionals for the accusers reported they have “over one hundred witnesses” in the scenario that contains “dozens of victims.”

The match reported Nygard also applied Nygard International’s company jet to “smuggle” the gals and ladies to internet sites in the United States and at his estate in the Caribbean archipelago.

In a assertion Tuesday, Nygard spokesman Ken Frydman claimed the allegations had been “fabricated” by billionaire hedge-funder Louis Bacon — with whom Nygard has been embroiled in a authorized fight spanning a lot more than a ten years and spawning a lot more than two dozen ­lawsuits.

“As a direct outcome and in furtherance of the conspiracy planned by billionaire Louis Bacon, federal brokers have executed a look for and seizure on Nygard workplaces in California and New York,” Frydman reported. “As with other steps taken as a outcome of Louis Bacon’s conspiracy, Nygard is not shocked by this most current action.

“Nygard welcomes the federal investigation and expects his identify to be cleared,” the spokesman reported.

“He has not been charged, is not in custody, and is cooperating with the investigation.”

A representative for Bacon ­declined to comment Tuesday.

The negative blood involving Nygard and Bacon stems from a large identity clash and a very small driveway shared by their neighboring Bahamian homes.

Bacon is “a self-professed environmentalist” — in stark distinction to his Canadian-born neighbor’s raucous playboy lifestyle, ­according to a 2016 article in Town & Nation.

Nygard’s compound, by comparison, is embellished with hundreds of torches, carved dragons and big statues of nude gals modeled just after former girlfriends, in accordance to Vainness Reasonable.

The floodgates opened in 2007 when the two turned embroiled in an argument in excess of water runoff that was flooding the shared roadway, Vainness Reasonable reported in 2015.

When a 2009 electrical hearth on Nygard’s facet of the road razed numerous structures — such as his 32,000-square-foot “grand hall” and disco — the manner mogul blamed Bacon.

In excess of the a long time, the feud has grow to be significantly hostile, with Bacon accusing Nygard of sexual intercourse trafficking and Nygard accusing Bacon of every thing from insider buying and selling to membership in the Ku Klux Klan.

Bacon reported he even feared that Ny­gard would have him killed, ­The New York Situations reported in a report past 7 days.

The newspaper reported that investigators tied to Bacon had offered “generous incentives” to support make a scenario towards Nygard, with revenue trickling down to his accusers.

At least two gals who claimed they had been raped as minors — but had been not plaintiffs in the modern match — later on recanted their tales and reported they had been promised dollars and had been coached to make the promises, the Situations ­reported.

“Given Mr. Nygard’s sample of alleged horrific sexual abuse in excess of a period of time of many years, and spanning the world, it is not stunning that he now finds himself underneath the scrutiny of the FBI,” the accusers reported in a assertion.

“And when his representatives keep on to spout far-fetched conspiracy theories as his sole defense, the quantity of evidence and the variety of victims coming ahead to keep Mr. Nygard responsible for his conduct keep on to expand.

“Our target stays squarely on pursuing justice for these many victims who have been so viciously harmed by Mr. ­Ny­gard and his enablers.”