PRINCE Andrew visited a billionaire tycoon accused of raping 10 teens at a Bahamas mansion.
Peter Nygard, 77, is the second of the Duke’s associates to be accused of sex offences, following his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Fashion mogul Nygard is alleged to have invited ten girls to his lavish estate under the guise that he would help them with their modelling careers.
Prince Andrew reportedly stayed with Nygard’s mansion in the Bahamas with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in 2000.
A lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York claimed that Nygard plied his subjects with alcohol and drugs before they were violently assaulted, raped and sodomised.
Nygard, worth a reported £1.3bn and runs women’s clothing company Nygard International, has strongly denied the allegations.
There is no suggestion he knew of Nygard’s alleged criminality.
In the case against Nygard, the teenagers, some as young as 14, launched a class action lawsuit in Manhattan – claiming to have been a part of what was essentially a “sex trafficking ring”.
The suit alleges the girls would be entertained at so-called “pamper parties” where Nygard would have bartenders at his Mayan-themed vacation home spike their drinks with Rohypnol.
The lawsuit details how one of the victims who was 15-years-old at the time had been taken to Lyford Cay, Nygard’s estate.
During the evening, Nygard allegedly tried to anally sodomise her before raping her and then asking her to defecate and urinate in his mouth in a bizarre sexual fetish known as Coprophilia.
Another of complainants tells how her encounter with Nygard began with him showing her pornography.
Nygard then asked her to use a sex toy on him and when it ended, he raped her “causing her extraordinary trauma and pain”.
A press release about the lawsuit stated: “This horrific episode is just one of many like it detailed in the complaint against Nygard and his business entities by 10 brave women.
“The class action lawsuit accuses Nygard of sex trafficking and rape – all financed and facilitated by his family of corporations and their employees.”
Ten women in total, now aged between 18 to 36, have detailed their alleged encounters.
Nine of the women are from the Bahamas while one is from the US, although none have had their names revealed in the suit.
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Three of the women were 14-years-old at the time of the alleged rapes which took place between 2008 and 2015, while three others were 15.
A spokesperson for Nygard told the New York Post that the lawsuit was “the latest in a 10+ year string of attempts to try to destroy the reputation of a man through false statements”.
He added: “The allegations are completely false, without foundation and are vigorously denied.