Former fashion mogul and accused sex offender Peter Nygard wants more phone privileges in a Toronto jail to deal with his legal troubles ranging from receivership to extradition and charges of sexual assault.
The request was revealed in a court document related to his companies’ receivership proceedings.
The affidavit said Nygard finds it difficult to receive information and discuss it over the phone. He told his lawyers that it’s easier and quicker for him to understand documents when he reads them — which he does over the screen during video conferencing.
“His vision is deteriorating, he has difficulty seeing which makes it more difficult for him to read, and this also slows his reading,” wrote Nygard company lawyer Wayne Onchulenko in the affidavit.
Nygard has been in custody since his arrest in Winnipeg on Dec. 14, 2020. He spent nearly a year at Headingley Correctional Centre before being transferred to Toronto South Detention Centre in October 2021.
Nygard is charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement in Toronto and Montreal. His Toronto trial is set to begin Sept. 11. No date has been set for the Montreal hearings.
Once the Canadian court cases wrap up, Nygard will be extradited to the U.S. to face a number of criminal charges there. He is currently appealing the extradition order and has a hearing on April 26…………………..more………………..