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Fashion mogul HQ raided amid sex trafficking probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Nygard has denied sex abuse allegations against him US agents have raided fashion executive Peter Nygard’s Manhattan offices as part of a sex-trafficking investigation.The FBI and New York police executed a search warrant on Tuesday, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office said.The raid comes as Mr Nygard,…

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Mr Nygard has denied sex abuse allegations against him

US agents have raided fashion executive Peter Nygard’s Manhattan offices as part of a sex-trafficking investigation.The FBI and New York police executed a search warrant on Tuesday, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office said.The raid comes as Mr Nygard, 77, is facing a sexual assault and trafficking lawsuit, filed by 10 women and girls earlier this month.He has denied allegations of wrongdoing. The Finnish-Canadian multimillionaire, who has been linked to Prince Andrew, has been the subject of an investigation by the child exploitation FBI task force and New York police for the last five months.He was reportedly the subject of a previous FBI investigation for sex trafficking in 2015 and 2017.A spokesman for Mr Nygard said the fashion executive, who owns Nygard International brands, “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.”Mr Nygard is estimated to be worth upwards of $700m (£538m). Brands owned by his company include Bianca Nygard, Tan Jay, ALIA and SLIMS.What do we know about the lawsuit?T
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