Writer: Macushla Pinder
The Court of Appeal today heard submissions from attorneys involved in Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s contempt of court case.
The Appellate Court granted Nygard a delay in the execution of a 90-day prison sentence he was given last December after failing to appear in the Supreme Court for his sentence hearing for contempt. The charge stems from the Save the Bays stolen emails case.
Nygard was also fined $150,000 and ordered to submit a written letter of apology to the court. He was also instructed to pay an additional $5,000 for every day the fine was unpaid, among other others.
In staying the execution of Nygard’s sentence pending his appeal, Justice of Appeal Roy Jones noted that the accused had paid the fines and provided an apology to the court.
The fashion mogul is also facing sex trafficking charges, after a group of women filed a lawsuit against him. Nygard denies the allegations.