Dozens of new gals have appear ahead to accuse millionaire vogue govt Peter Nygard of rape and sexual abuse soon after a scathing federal lawsuit previous week charged him with drugging and assaulting younger women, in accordance to the lawyers at the rear of the fit.
“We have been given information from above one hundred witnesses, which include dozens of victims, who have appear ahead with more proof relating to alleged rape and sexual abuse,” legal professionals for the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit claimed on Tuesday.
“The courageous gals who have stepped ahead as a result considerably built the option to hold Nygard responsible for his steps, irrespective of his makes an attempt to intimidate them into silence,” said the joint statement from lawyers Greg Gutzler and Lisa Haba.
The lawsuit submitted Thursday in Manhattan federal court docket accused Nygard of luring at the very least ten disadvantaged teenagers to his Bahamian mansion with the guarantee of fame and fortune — then raping them and forcing them to have interaction in depraved fetishes in so-termed “pamper functions.”
While Nygard has previously been accused of sexual misconduct and rape, this complaint alleges he managed to dodge punishment by “resorting to violence, intimidation, bribery, and payoffs” to silence his alleged victims, the fit states.
Nygard, seventy seven, has denied the allegations.