Who is Suelyn Medeiros? Peter Nygård's Instagram model girlfriend sued for recruiting 'steady pool of victims'

Two different lawsuits filed in the US allege that Medeiros, her agent and agency all conspired to provide Nygård with victims he can have sex with


                            Who is Suelyn Medeiros? Peter Nygård's Instagram model girlfriend sued for recruiting 'steady pool of victims'
Suelyn Medeiros (Getty Images)

After fashion mogul Peter Nygård was arrested in Canada for racketeering and sex trafficking, his 'top girlfriend' and Instagram model Suelyn Medeiros has also been sued by the same women who claimed Nygård raped them. Medeiros has now been alleged to be Nygård's "recruiter", and the talent agent and agency representing her have also been sued for the crimes. Two different lawsuits filed in the US allege that Medeiros, her agent and agency all conspired to provide Nygård "with a steady pool of victims".

The first lawsuit filed on October 22 in Miami by a Florida woman claims Nygård raped her in 2010 when she was 18. The victim details that Medeiros was also to be partially blamed as she allegedly lured the victim to the Bahamas. Now 29, the victim, who has only been identified as Jane Doe in court documents, is suing Medeiros for allegedly befriending her and coercing her to travel to a private compound owned by the mogul in the Bahamas. Outlined in the lawsuit are allegations where the victim claims Medeiros told her that she was "required to have sex with Nygård". 

Medeiros, who brags of a whopping 2.6M followers on Instagram, is known for her sultry display of her voluptuous self on the photo blogging app. Her Instagram profile showcases her enviable curves in flashy bikinis at exotic locations around the world — from deserts to beaches and more — and she is often seen traveling inside what looks like expensive private jets.

According to the lawsuit, the victim spotted Medeiros in 2010 in a Chris Brown music video and decided to shoot her a message on Twitter. Just a day later, Medeiros allegedly responded to the victim who was a teenager at the time and invited her to a Miami party that she was hosting. Soon after, Medeiros asked the victim if she would like to come with her to a billionaire fashion designer friend's private island in the Bahamas for a "fun party weekend", reveals the lawsuit, detailing the victims recount as: "She's like, 'we'll fly you over there and it's amazing. There's jet skis, parasailing... it's a billionaire's private island.' I was like, 'Awesome. Hell, yeah.' Like, I was a kid and I'm like, this is how celebrities live and now I'm going to be like one."

The lawsuit continues alleging: "Medeiros instructed Jane Doe that she was required to have sex with Nygård against Jane Doe's wishes, stating that she shouldn't worry because sex with Nygård 'wasn't that bad' and would be 'really fast and easy'." Following this, Nygård allegedly forced the victim to his bedroom, pinned her hands down, and raped her, before offering her $500 the next day as payment.

The lawsuit also reveals Medeiros "lived in Nygård's Marina Del Ray compound for at least five years, received significant cash, salary, jewelry, plastic surgery, stem cell injections, and cars in exchange for trafficking victims, including Jane Doe, to Nygård." In August 2019, Medeiros allegedly visited Nygård at Falcon Lake, Manitoba, "to do damage control, including concocting lies in which Nygård instructed Medeiros to falsely claim she was always with him for wide swaths of time so she could be his alibi," states the lawsuit, adding that she traveled to Winnipeg in June 2020 to "continue orchestrating the web of lies".

While Nygård made an initial court appearance on December 15 after denying any wrongdoing, Medeiros's lawyers mailed CBS news stating, "Ms Medeiros vehemently denies these false and salacious allegations and looks forward to the court dismissing these baseless claims."

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