Fashion mogul Peter Nygard — who’s facing charges of sexually assaulting dozens of girls and women — was ordered to remain locked up in a Canadian jail Monday as he fights extradition to the United States.
Justice Theodor Bock of the Manitoba Court of Queens’s Bench granted the government’s request Wednesday to keep him behind bars despite objections from the 79-year-old’s lawyers.
Defense attorney Jay Prober argued that his client would be free if his case hadn’t sparked a “media frenzy” and a “lynch mob atmosphere.” Nygard’s other lawyer, Richard Wolson, said that delaying the hearing “is to play Russian Roulette with [Nygard’s] health” given the pandemic. “COVID would likely kill him,” Wolson told the judge.
Nygard appeared by video from a correctional facility for the proceeding in Winnipeg, Canada, where he has been locked up since his arrest last month. Wearing a gray shirt and his silver mane in a bun, Nygard at one point pulled down his