Fashion mogul Peter Nygard appears virtually before Quebec judge on sex charges

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard appears virtually before Quebec judge on sex charges

Canadian vogue mogul Peter Nygard appeared pretty much right before a Quebec courtroom judge from a Toronto jail Tuesday on costs of sexual assault and forcible confinement relationship back approximately 25 yrs.

Nygard, in an orange jumpsuit with his hair tied back again, took notes through the temporary proceedings ahead of Choose Anne-Marie Lanctot.

He was represented by Montreal law firm Laurence Juillet, who waived the looking through of the costs and reserved a selection on irrespective of whether a foreseeable future demo would be ahead of a jury or a choose on your own.

Disclosure of evidence could be completed as early as Tuesday, with the Montreal situation set to return to court on April 4. Nygard will not be necessary to surface in court next Monday for what his law firm described as a procedural listening to.

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An arrest warrant issued in Montreal alleges Nygard, 80, fully commited one count of sexual assault and 1 count of forcible confinement involving the same victim, concerning Nov. 1, 1997, and Nov. 15, 1998.

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Exterior the courtroom, prosecutor Jerome Laflamme told reporters he was constrained in what he could say about the circumstance, which include the gender of the alleged sufferer. He did verify the victim was above 18 decades outdated at the time of the alleged crimes.

A publication ban was requested in the Montreal situation and the Crown has opposed bail — a technicality considering that Nygard is by now detained though dealing with intercourse-linked costs in Toronto and the United States.

“That’s the place we’ll make a decision no matter if we will established a date for his bail hearing or not, but the prosecution is objecting to his release,” Laflamme said of the next court day. “The prosecution will insist on a fast demo.”

Final tumble, Nygard was billed in Toronto with 6 counts of sexual assault and 3 counts of forcible confinement in alleged incidents courting again to the late 1980s and mid-2000s. He has denied those allegations.

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Earlier this year, a Toronto courtroom turned down his bid to be released on bail.

Nygard is also going through extradition to the United States.

He was to start with arrested in Winnipeg in 2020 below the Extradition Act right after becoming billed with nine intercourse-related counts in New York. Authorities in the U.S. allege he utilized his position in the trend industry to entice girls and ladies. Nygard, who has denied the allegations by way of his attorney, experienced agreed to be extradited to the U.S. to facial area a cost of intercourse trafficking.

Final week, federal Justice Minister David Lametti explained he issued an order stating Nygard could be extradited to the U.S., but included, “only following existing felony fees in Canada have been tackled.” Laflamme instructed reporters Tuesday that the completion of the Montreal scenario is section of the disorders for extradition.

The former head of a multimillion-dollar clothes firm also faces a course-action lawsuit in the U.S. involving 57 ladies with related allegations.

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