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Prince Andrew’s pal Peter Nygard ‘may have hundreds of sex trafficking victims’, as he agrees to cooperate with FBI

PRINCE Andrew’s playboy pal Peter Nygard may have HUNDREDS of sex trafficking victims, lawyers say.

Millionaire fashion tycoon Nygard, 77, is “cooperating” with the FBI after being hit by numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations – claims he denies.

 Peter Nygard may have 'hundreds' of sex trafficking victims, a lawyer has said

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Peter Nygard may have ‘hundreds’ of sex trafficking victims, a lawyer has said

This month, ten women filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the alleged monster of using his Bahamas estate to operate a “sex trafficking ring”.

Lisa Haba, whose company the Haba Law Firm is representing some of the accusers, believes there are more victims who should come forward.

She said: “Sadly, we understand from our exhaustive investigation that there may be hundreds of additional Nygard victims yet to come forward.

“We want these women to know that they are stronger, and their voices are more powerful, than the man who inflicted this horrible abuse.

“Peter Nygard’s reign of terror has come to an end and we are committed to ensuring that he is brought to justice.”

Peter Nygard strongly denies all allegations made against him.

Prince Andrew reportedly stayed with Nygard at his mansion in the Bahamas with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in 2000.

The Finnish-born tycoon is the second of the Duke’s former associates to be accused of sexual misconduct following his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

There is no suggestion Prince Andrew knew of Nygard’s alleged criminality.

 Prince Andrew visited tycoon Peter Nygard in the Bahamas in 2000

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Prince Andrew visited tycoon Peter Nygard in the Bahamas in 2000
 Nygard says the allegations are completely false, without foundation and are vigorously denied

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Nygard says the allegations are completely false, without foundation and are vigorously denied

Nygard – who is alleged to have abused girls as young as 14 – stepped down as head of his womenswear brand Nygard International after the FBI raided his offices in New York yesterday.

Following the raid, his spokesman Ken Frydman announced that the multi-millionaire, who was raised in Canada, had quit as chairman of his firm.

He later added that Nygard was “cooperating” with investigators.

Mr Frydman told ABC: “Nygard welcomes the federal investigation and expects his name to be cleared.

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

In the case against Nygard, his teenage accusers launched a class action lawsuit in Manhattan – claiming to have been a part of what was essentially a “sex trafficking ring”.

The suit alleges the girls would be entertained at so-called “pamper parties” where Nygard would have bartenders at his Mayan-themed vacation home spike their drinks with Rohypnol.

The lawsuit details how one of the victims, who was 15-years-old at the time, had been taken to Lyford Cay, Nygard’s estate, before allegedly being raped by the millionaire.

 The FBI raided the tycoon's offices in New York on Tuesday. He has since stepped down as head of his company

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The FBI raided the tycoon’s offices in New York on Tuesday. He has since stepped down as head of his companyCredit: AP:Associated Press
 Pictures show Prince Andrew's millionaire mogul friend surrounded by bikini-clad women at his Bahamas estate

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Pictures show Prince Andrew’s millionaire mogul friend surrounded by bikini-clad women at his Bahamas estate
 Nygard stands accused of drugging and raping at least ten women at the compound

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Nygard stands accused of drugging and raping at least ten women at the compound

Another of complainants tells how her encounter with Nygard began with him showing her pornography before he sexually assaulted her “causing her extraordinary trauma and pain”.

Ten women in total, now aged between 18 to 36, have detailed their alleged encounters.

Nine of the women are from the Bahamas while one is from the US, although none have had their names revealed in the suit.

Three of the women were 14-years-old at the time of the alleged rapes which took place between 2008 and 2015, while three others were 15.

A spokesperson for Nygard told the New York Post that the lawsuit was “the latest in a 10+ year string of attempts to try to destroy the reputation of a man through false statements”.

He added: “The allegations are completely false, without foundation and are vigorously denied.”

 Nygard, 77, is the second of the Duke's associates to be accused of sex offences, following his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

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Nygard, 77, is the second of the Duke’s associates to be accused of sex offences, following his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey EpsteinCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 The women were lured to his Bahamas mansion and plied to drugs and drink, it's alleged

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The women were lured to his Bahamas mansion and plied to drugs and drink, it’s alleged

Source: The Sun UK

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