Peter Nygard s****l a*sault case to appear in Toronto court with reduced charges

TORONTO — The s****l a*sault case against Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard is expected to return to a Toronto courtroom today after jury selection for his trial was delayed last week.

Charges in the case were reduced from 11 to six, after a court heard from three of the original eight complainants in the case who are not expected to testify.

Court documents show Nygard now faces five counts of s****l a*sault and one count of false imprisonment, compared to eight charges of s****l a*sault and three charges of false imprisonment.

Nygard, who appeared in court in a wheelchair on September 11, faces charges in three jurisdictions in Canada and one in the United States after authorities alleged he used his position in the fashion to attract women and girls.

He faces two s****l charges in Quebec and is also accused of s****l a*sault and false imprisonment in Manitoba after someone made allegations in the early 1990s.

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Nygard, who founded his fashion business in Winnipeg in 1967, has denied all allegations against him.

Nygard was first arrested in Winnipeg in 2020 under the Extradition Act after being indicted on nine counts in New York, including s*x trafficking and racketeering charges.

David Lametti, then federal justice minister, said Nygard would be extradited to the United States once the case against him in Canada was resolved.

Nygard resigned as president of Nygard International after the FBI and police raided his New York offices in February 2020, and the company subsequently filed for bankruptcy.

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