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Evil By Design

Evil By Design

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More than 80 women from around the world have accused the fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking in incidents across four decades and at least four countries. He denies it all, and claims his accusers are lying as part of a vast conspiracy. The Winnipegger had built a sprawling international retail empire over the past 50 years — but now, Nygard's professional achievements are being overshadowed by a sinister personal life, earning him the moniker, ‘Canada’s Jeffrey Epstein’. Host Timothy Sawa has been an investigative journalist at the CBC for more than two decades. For almost half that time, he’s been part of a team investigating Peter Nygard and defending his journalism in court. Now, he helms a new podcast that asks the key questions: Who are the women and men who have stepped forward? Which systems failed them? And how did Nygard get away with it for so long?

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  • 9 - Episode 8: The Enablers

    Nygard now sits in a Manitoba jail cell, awaiting extradition and a possible criminal trial. But what of the many others who have been accused of helping him along the way?

    Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 54min
  • 8 - Episode 7: Flesh and Blood

    Once thought to be the heir to the international clothing empire, he is now a fierce defender of his father’s accusers. Meet Peter Nygard’s son, Kai.

    Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 52min
  • 7 - Episode 6: 'Peter Says Hi'

    Surveillance, threats, and criminal prosecutions. Host Timothy Sawa saw, up close, the extreme lengths that Peter Nygard and his associates were willing to go to, in order to stop the CBC’s reporting.

    Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 41min
  • 6 - Episode 5: ‘It’s always been known in Winnipeg’

    Journalists have been trying to report on the allegations against Peter Nygard for decades now. How has so much been kept so quiet for so long?

    Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 41min
  • 5 - Episode 4: ‘A Thursday Night in November’

    It didn’t just happen at Nygard Cay; it wasn’t just in the Bahamas. There are sexual assault allegations against Nygard that date back more than 40 years ago, in his hometown of Winnipeg.

    Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 48min
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