Former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard appears in Toronto court by video

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TORONTO — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard made a brief video appearance Friday in a Toronto court, where he faces sexual assault charges.

Nygard appeared remotely from custody in a virtual hearing. His next hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 12.

Nygard's lawyer, Jay Prober, says his client boarded a flight from Winnipeg to Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

On Oct. 1, Toronto police announced they were charging Nygard with six counts of sexual assault and three counts of forcible confinement dating back to the late 1980s and mid-2000s.

That same day, he agreed to be extradited to the United States to face one charge of sex trafficking.

Nygard was arrested in Winnipeg last year under the Extradition Act.

Authorities in New York accuse him of using his influence in the fashion industry to lure women and girls with the promise of modelling and other financial opportunities.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 29, 2021

The Canadian Press

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