'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard': Release date, plot, trailer, and all you need to know about Discovery+ documentary
Nygard is accused of being a dangerous sexual predator who 'practiced' and 'perfected' the crime of sexual assault for decades
Even as disgraced fashion mogul Peter Nygard continues to make headlines, there's an opportunity to know more about the flamboyant icon in the form of a timely true-crime documentary thriller. Titled 'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard,' the Discovery+ series will look at the 79-year-old who built a million-dollar fashion empire. On December 15, he was arrested after being accused of sexually abusing women and underage girls after luring them with the promise of jobs in modeling and fashion.
The four-episode series will be available to stream exclusively on Discovery+ on February 5.
The docu will see snippets from journalists, family members, attorneys, former employees, and his alleged victims who share their stories of what they encountered with Nygard. The man has been accused of even drugging underage women in the Bahamas. These allegations have been denied by his attorneys even after he was arrested on December 15.
About Peter Nygard
Nygard is known as the Canadian 'King of Polyester' and is known for living an exuberant, playboy lifestyle. According to THR, he was accused of being a "dangerous sexual predator who 'practiced' and 'perfected' the crime of sexual assault for decades." The site also added that more than 80 women have filed a lawsuit against Nygard for rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking that dates back to the 70s. These accusations eventually saw the FBI arrest him in Canada for extradition to the US. Acting US attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan said Nygård had since 1995 used his influence and businesses to “recruit and maintain” victims in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas to sexually gratify himself and his associates. Nygård, as per the authorities, often targeted victims who came from disadvantaged backgrounds or had suffered abuse.
As per Forbes, Nygård’s net worth in 2009 was $817 million. According to Canadian Business, he was ranked the 80th richest Canadian at the time. CelebrityNetWorth pegs his net worth at $900 million at present.
Director and Writer
'Unseamly' is directed and executive produced by Geno McDermott and Stephanie Nanes, with Chris Hansen serving as executive producer and Emily M. Bernstein coming in as showrunner.
Talking about the docu, Lisa Holme, group senior VP content and commercial strategy at Discovery+ in a statement said: "Peter Nygard's headline-making arrest this week is one of the final chapters in a shocking case that has been unfolding for decades. Our partners at Blackfin have quietly worked for the last year to research and film the full scope of this story, and we hope our documentary series shines a light on this important and developing case."
While you wait for 'Unseamly', you can watch:
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'Family Man, Family Murderer'
'Brittany Murphy (2020)' and
'O.J. And Nicole: An American Tragedy'