Prince Andrew stayed with millionaire tycoon accused of raping teenagers

Prince Andrew visited Peter Nygard at his Bahamas estate in 2000 (Picture: Reuters/Peter Nygard Global)

Prince Andrew visited a millionaire tycoon who is accused of raping 10 women, some as young as 14 years old.

Finnish-Canadian fashion executive Peter Nygard, 78, ran a ‘sex trafficking scheme’ in the Bahamas that destroyed innocent lives, a 99-page lawsuit claims.

He allegedly told young girls he could make them models before sexually assaulting them and forcing them into performing ‘deviant acts’ between 2008 and 2015.

The Duke of York is reported to have taken his family to stay with the businessman at his luxury Bahamas estate after Nygard agreed out-of-court settlements with three employees who accused him of sexual harassment, according to MailOnline.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Peter Nygard attends Norby Walters' 26th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

The fashion executive is accused of raping 10 women in a lawsuit filed in New York (Picture: Getty Images)

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Princess Marie- Chantal & Prince Pavious of Greece & HRH Princess? Eugenie & Beatrice & Peter Nyg?rd NCBR

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Princess Marie- Chantal & Prince Pavious of Greece & HRH Princess, Eugenie & Beatrice & Peter Nygard (Picture: Peter Nygard Global)

The royal and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson stayed at Nygard Cay, near Nassau with their two daughters Beatrice and Eugenie in 2000.

Prince Andrew’s link to Nygard follows his association with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

There is no suggestion Prince Andrew knew of Nygard’s alleged criminality.

Ten alleged victims – eight who were teenagers and two who were adult employees on the Nassau estate at the time – have accused Nygard of rape in the lawsuit filed in New York.

Three of the women were 14-year-olds who said they felt ‘scared and humiliated’ by the attacks, which left one allegedly needing medical treatment.

Nygard – estimated to be worth £690 million – is said to have plied the teenage girls with wine and drugs during ‘pamper parties’ at his 10-bedroom mansion after recruiting them at shopping malls and fashion events.

He kept a ‘database’ of 7,500 potential victims, according to the lawsuit.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Andrew, and Princess Beatrice arrive for a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Britain, June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Stansall/File Photo

The Duke of York stayed with Nygard after he agreed out-of-court settlements with three employees who accused him of sexual harassment (Picture: Reuters)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Designer Peter Nygard arrives for Norby Walters' 24nd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala held at Beverly Hills Hotel on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

The businessman has denied all allegations (Picture: Getty Images)

The businessman allegedly used his company’s private jet to take victims on visits to London, Germany, Italy and China, while two yachts were used to transport drugs and alcohol for his parties.

All allegations in the 99-page lawsuit are strongly denied by Nygard.

On Thursday, his spokesman named them ‘completely false’ and ‘without foundation’, saying the tycoon ‘looks forward to fully exposing this scam and once and for all clearing his name’.

Last year, Virginia Giuffre claimed she was trafficked when she was 17 and was forced into sexual encounters with the Duke of York in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein.

The prince has ‘categorically’ denied all allegations.

Buckingham Palace told Metro.co.uk they had no comment on his links to Nygard.



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