Prince Andrew in hot water again after it's revealed he stayed at the home of Peter Nygard, who's accused of multiple sexual harassment cases
Prince Andrew spent his time staying at the Bahamas home of Peter Nygard, it has emerged on Friday, November 22. Nygard has had his name come up in three sexual harassment cases and it has been reported that he paid the three women who came forward with the claims.
The Bahamas home consists of 12 themed cabanas, an aquarium, a helipad and a casino and became a destination that the Duke of York along visited along with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson "weeks before" June 2000, according to a report by Daily Mail.
Along with Prince Andrew, other famous names such as Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and former President George HW Bush also feature in the list of people who have visited the house.
This visit came after Nygard's name was involved in three sexual harassment cases that he decided to settle by paying the women who came forward with the accusations. One of the victims was a 27-years-old girl who claimed she "repeatedly brushed off Mr. Nygard's touches and sexual advances".
Another victim was a 39-year-old communications manager who claimed Nygard added "naked swimming" to the agenda of a business meeting. However, Nygard claimed that the accusations were placed by the women to get better severance and they decided to settle matters outside the court to avoid litigation costs.
In 1980, Nygard was also accused of raping an 18-year-old girl. However, the charges against him were dropped when the victim failed to appear for the court hearing. Nygard's website for his Bahamas house also boasts about the visit that was made by the Duke and Duchess of York.
Earlier this week, Nygard was sentenced to 90 days in prison by the judge for illegal dredging work near this home. However, Nygard has reportedly been away from the Bahamas claiming that he is too ill to travel. This comes days after Prince Andrews was stripped off his royal duties.
Prince Andrews stated that his former association with Jeffrey Epstein is the reason that he was stepping down from his royal duties. "I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission," he said in his statement.