'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard': How Kai Bickle is helping officials investigate dad's sex crimes
'He has become my arch-nemesis. I no longer regard him as my father. He is a monster. I am now here to serve in any way I can,' Kai reportedly said
'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard', with its final chapter, 'The Reckoning' sheds light on the class action lawsuit slapped in February 2020 against the Canadian fashion man by ten women. The episode begins with Peter Nygard's son Kai Bickle, struggling to say he is the child of a man responsible for multiple acts of sexually harassing and abusing women.
Nygard's camp mounts a defense against the suit saying these were acts by Louis Bacon, the renowned American investor, and hedge fund manager who has a long-standing feud with the Canadian. This was followed by dozens of women joining the laundry list of women slamming the mogul. The alleged survivors had help from two surprising sources— Kai Bickle and Trey Peele-Nygard, the son of supermodel, Beverley Peele.
"He has become my arch-nemesis. I no longer regard him as my father . . . He is a monster. I am now here to serve in any way I can, to support survivors and the justice process and also to help expose the people who covered up his crimes," Kai said according to The Daily Mail.
"We all spoke and decided the best course of action was to file a lawsuit publicly in the hope that other survivors would feel safe to come forward and also file criminally against Nygard,' he added. "We were originally going to have me in the suit as my young brother's guardian, but in the end decided not to because it would reveal to Nygard that I was working against him . . . At the time I was [secretly] doing everything I could to improve the odds that he would get arrested."
In the documentary, Kai does say he believed the women were wronged and it was just sad the man behind their suffering was his father. Guy Adams of The Daily Mail vouched for Kai. "Behind the scenes, I can reveal that Kai has spent the past 18 months secretly helping both the U.S. and Canadian authorities investigate his own father's alleged crimes. Keeping his role hidden from Nygard and his associates for several months, he has worked tirelessly to assist victims, and their legal teams"
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. 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.
'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard' is streaming on Discovery+