After a six-week trial, former designer and fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been found guilty of four counts of sexual assault in a Toronto court on Sunday.
The 82-year-old was accused by 5 women of attacking them in a series of incidents from the 1980s to the mid-2000s.
According to prosecutors, A sentencing hearing will be set on November 21.
He was accused of using his influence in the fashion industry to lie to young women with a promise of boosting their modeling careers.
According to the U.S. Indictment, the women were forcibly sexually assaulted, drugged, and/or coerced into sexual contact with Nygard. The prosecution suggested that many of the girls he assaulted were underage or came from a difficult background.
Nygard was the chairman of Winnipeg-based women’s clothing company Nygard International, which he founded in 1967.
After the allegations, he filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada and the United States.
He was acquitted of one count of sexual assault and one count of forcible confinement.