1968 Winnipeg police charge Peter Nygard with a sexual offence but the case is dropped after the complainant refuses to testify.
1980 Nygard is charged with rape in Winnipeg; the case is withdrawn after that complainant also refuses to testify.
1988-89 He sexually assaults three women on separate occasions in the top-floor bedroom of his former Toronto offices at 1 Niagara St.
1998 One of the three women reports Nygard to Toronto police but withdraws her complaint, saying she fears for her life.
Around 2004-05 He sexually assaults a 16-year-old girl in the Niagara Street bedroom; she’s given what she believes are emergency contraceptive pills.
Feb. 13, 2020 A U.S. class-action lawsuit is launched, with 10 women alleging sex trafficking and sexual assault.
Feb. 25 Nygard steps down as chair of Nygard International after its New York offices are raided by the FBI. The company later files for bankruptcy.
April 26 Another 46 women join the lawsuit. It is later put on pause until further notice.
Dec. 15 Prosecutors in New York announce criminal charges including racketeering and sex trafficking. Nygard is detained in Winnipeg pending extradition to the U.S.
Oct. 28, 2021 He is taken to Toronto after police charge him with multiple counts of sexual assault and forcible confinement.
Dec. 2 Prosecutors decide not to charge Nygard in Winnipeg. The decision causes an uproar and the Manitoba government later orders an independent review.
Jan. 19, 2022 A justice of the peace denies his request for bail pending his Toronto trial, finding he is a flight risk and expressing concern about witness tampering.
March 29 Nygard is charged in Quebec with sexual assault and forcible confinement over an alleged incident in the late 1990s. His Montreal trial is set for July 2024.
April 26, 2023 In Manitoba, Nygard’s lawyers challenge the order to extradite him to the U.S. once his Canadian criminal cases have concluded. A decision is pending.
July 11 Nygard is charged in Winnipeg with sexual assault and forcible confinement over an alleged incident in the early 1990s — the charge a result of the independent review.
Sept. 26 Nygard’s Toronto trial begins before a jury. He pleads not guilty to five counts of sexual assault and one count of forcible confinement.
Nov. 12 The jury convicts him on four counts of sexual assault and acquits him on the other two charges.
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