Fashion mogul Peter Nygard won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon.
After a three-day bail hearing, a Canadian judge denied the 79-year-old thread baron’s bid for freedom while awaiting extradition to the US on federal charges he sexually assaulted dozens of girls and women.
Justice Shawn Greenberg of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench rendered her decision, as Nygard appeared via video monitor from a correctional facility in Winnipeg, where he’s been locked up since his December arrest.
Lawyers for Nygard had proposed a $1.2 million bail package and house arrest with GPS ankle monitoring. They called keeping him in jail a “death sentence” due to the pandemic.
The sex-crazed playboy is accused of drugging and raping women as young as 14 to satisfy a “near-daily” appetite for sex, according to an indictment out of the Southern District of New York.
Nygard has been sued by 57 women, who say he sexually abused them, and by his own sons, who claim he hired a female escort to rape them when they were children.
An extradition date hasn’t yet been set in Nygard’s case. The silver-maned magnate has denied the allegations.