'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard': Louis Bacon was fashion mogul's longtime nemesis, here's why
One of the topics that we could expect to be covered in the documentary is Nygard's feud with American investor and hedge fund manager, Louis Bacon
Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been making headlines since December after he was arrested and charged with racketeering and sex trafficking. Since then, there have been quite a few developments, much of which the world can expect to see in a timely Discovery+ crime documentary on the 79-year-old. Titled 'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard', the four-episode series sheds light on the multiple allegations of sexual assault and sex trafficking brought against Nygard.
One of the topics that we could expect to be covered is Nygard's feud with American investor and hedge fund manager, Louis Bacon. Their 2005 public squabble is well documented. In a nutshell, the case started with the fashion mogul trying to solve a parking issue at his resort, Nygard Cay, by laying down a 15-by-20 foot concrete slab on Bacon's property. The latter wasted no time in suing Nygard and acquiring a court injunction to remove the slab. In 2007, Bacon installed speakers at his property edge and pointed them to Nygard's property saying there was massive noise blaring out of the speakers.
In what he claimed to be an act of revenge, Bacon said the confiscating of speakers in 2011 by 11 Bahamian police officers was Nygard's handwork, which was denied by the mogul. There were also rumor mills churning that Nygard employed fake news sites and Youtube videos to smear Bacon's name and proclaim he ran an international drug-smuggling racket. And that wasn't all. According to Vanity Fair, Bacon was also called a member of the Ku Klux Klan and was also named as being involved in the murder of Dan Tuckfield, a Point House caretaker.
The site also said that Tuckfield died due to a cardiac arrest. The feud crossed a decade when Bacon slapped Nygard with a defamation suit over all these claims. In 2018, Institutional Investor wrote that the Supreme Court of the Bahamas seized Nygard’s property after a local nonprofit, Save the Bays, which aims to protect the environment, had a legal victory. The Bahamian non-profit received funding from Bacon.
Whether these issues would be skimmed in the documentary is something we'll have to wait and watch. 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, 'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard' premieres on February 12 on Discovery+.