Crown prosecutor Neville Golwalla questioned Peter Nygard on the first day of his cross-examination, on October 31, 2023.
One of the complainants said that the bed in the suite was so big that 10 people could sleep there.< /p>
Peter Nygard admitted that his bed was a very large California-style bed. However, he told the police that it was a large double bed.
He further says that he never kept strong alcohol in his suite, contrary to what his accusers maintain, but only wine.
Prosecutor Golwalla reminded him that he kept tequila there. They were bottles that celebrities or prime ministers had given me, but they were not trophies, he continued.
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As prosecutor Golwalla looked on, Peter Nygard was passionate as he answered questions from his lawyer, Brian Greenspan, last week.
The designer then defended himself for having created dresses for ladies in his career, only pants and jackets.
The fifth plaintiff told the trial that she saw two red leather miniskirts hanging over the granite bath in the suite and that Peter Nygard asked her to put one on.
I have never designed clothes in leather, suede or fur, because I am against animal cruelty, he said declared.
The Crown nevertheless showed her on screen models of cotton and faux leather skirts from its collections from the 1980s and 1990s.< /p>
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Peter Nygard faces six sexual charges for alleged acts dating back more than 35 years in some cases and more than 20 years in others others.
Peter Nygard finally claimed that he never gave his phone number to women he met while traveling.
Acccosting a woman could be compared to assault, it's inappropriate and I would never behave in such a way, he said explained.
The Crown nevertheless showed the court a video made during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, a video in which the designer requests the number of #x27;a young Bahamian woman in the cafeteria of the athletes' village.
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It will be up to Mr. Brian Greenspan to present his final arguments first since the defense has called witnesses to the trial bar. (In general, the Crown is the first to do so, Editor's note.)
We hear him say to the young woman: Now that I have found you, I do not intend to lose sight of you.
He said that he was a member of the Olympic committee of the Bahamas, his country of residence, that a public relations employee was showing him around the Olympic village and that he was looking for sports sponsors for his company.
Peter Nygard admitted he doesn't remember the athlete's name.
I don't have to ask the telephone numbers of the women I meet since they are the women who come to me, he concluded, exasperated by all the contradictions suggested to him by the prosecutor.
The defense and the Crown will present their final arguments to the 14 jurors next Tuesday.
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