Bail Hearing Continues for Canadian Fashion Designer Peter Nygard | World News

TORONTO (Reuters) – Bail hearing for Canadian designer Peter Nygard, accused of sexual assault and forced imprisonment, continued for a second day on Friday before being adjourned at the end of next week.

Nygard, born in Finland, is accused in both Canada and the United States in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred between 1987 and 2006. He has denied any charges.

The 80-year-old appeared via video feed from a Toronto prison. He wore an orange jumpsuit and a blue surgical mask and at times seemed to be taking notes.

The bail hearings, which began Thursday, are subject to extensive publication bans that prevent reporting on the details of the proceedings.

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This week’s hearing covers the allegations filed by Canadian authorities. Nygard also faces extradition to the United States to face charges in that country. He agreed to extradition last fall, but a final decision on the matter must be taken by the Canadian justice minister.

The probation hearing will resume on Friday, January 14.

(Reporting by Anna Mehler Paperny; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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