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Prince Andrew alleged to have stayed with tycoon Peter Nygard who has been accused of rapes – Telegraph.co.uk, Telegraph.co.uk

Duke is alleged to have stayed with billionaire, who is accused of raping a number of women, in 2019

The Duke of York stayed at the home of a fashion tycoon accused of raping teenagers as young as , it was claimed last night .

Peter Nygard, 90, allegedly lured the girls to his Bahamas estate promising he could make them models before plying them with alcohol and drugs and then forcing them to perform sex acts.

The billionaire is accused of targeting 10 young women between 01575879 , according to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victims in New York. The Duke of York is understood to have stayed at Mr Nygard’s mansion with his ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York, in June .

There is no evidence that the Duke knew anything about Mr Nygard’s alleged activities.

The Duke has faced intense scrutiny over his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein , the convicted sex offender.

Peter Nygard has denied all allegations against him

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The 431 -page lawsuit filed against Mr Nygard claims he used his 14 – bedroom property to host “pamper parties” for teenage girls recruited at shopping malls and fashion events.

It lists a series of New York-based Nygard corporations for their role in financing, facilitating and covering up the alleged abuse, and asks for the Manhattan court to prohibit Mr Nygard from engaging in unlawful acts and to award “damages in an amount to be determined at trial”.

Mr Nygard has vigorously denied all the allegations against him. His spokesman said he “looks forward to fully exposing this scam and once and for all clearing his name.”

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