The son of Canadian trend mogul Peter Nygard is working behind the scenes to help the FBI examine allegations that his father sexually assaulted dozens of women and girls within the US over many years.
Kai Bickle, 38, one in all three youngsters born to Nygard and longtime ex-girlfriend Patricia Bickle, has spent the previous 18 months not solely providing help to authorities but additionally lending a hand to victims and their legal professionals, the Every day Mail reported.
The 79-year-old Nygard is behind bars in Winnipeg, Canada, on US federal fees of intercourse abuse. He’s combating extradition.
Bickle turned on his father in 2019 after he claims he noticed Nygard behave inappropriately with the 8-year-old daughter of one in all Nygard’s many girlfriends.
At a cocktail party in Los Angeles, Bickle believes he watched his father strive to molest the woman.
“He’s received (the 8-year-old) sitting proper subsequent to him at dinner, which is often his girlfriend chair,” Bickle advised the Mail. “He’s attempting to act just like the Papa. It was simply bizarre. I’m noticing that he’s telling her little secrets and techniques at dinner. Placing his hand shut to her ear and going all hush-hush.”
On the finish of dinner, many of the friends left the desk to play playing cards, however Nygard and the woman stayed – as did Bickle.
“Her chair will get pushed again. He brings her spherical to him. She was on his proper aspect. He brings her to his left aspect, with his arm round her waist, and I see his elbow change and begin shifting as if — it regarded to me, I couldn’t see, however it regarded like his hand was on her higher thigh, and rubbing,” he recalled. “Every little thing in my physique advised me he was doing one thing horrible.”
Bickle instantly alerted the woman’s mom. Then, he regarded into his father’s eyes.
“At that second, for me, it was like all of the partitions have been crashing down round him,” Bickle advised the Every day Mail. “And I spotted that, yeah, he’s in all probability attempting to groom that woman.”
Nygard denied any wrongdoing and known as Bickle “sick, however the son had seen sufficient and left.
Bickle knew sufficient was sufficient when a buddy texted him a few go to to Nygard.
“He stated he’d introduced a feminine buddy with him, who had one or two drinks and had began to really feel very excessive. Nygard took her up to his room and aggressively had intercourse together with her, not utilizing a condom,” Bickle advised the Mail.
“Once I heard that, I knew he was not solely as dangerous as individuals stated he was, however was a harmful prison and had to be stopped,” he stated.
Bickle advised the Mail that he has used his affect over numerous Nygard firms to block two obvious efforts to transfer belongings offshore as a result of he fears his father would possibly flee.
“He has turn into my arch-nemesis. I not regard him as my father,” Bickle advised the Mail. “He’s a monster. I’m now right here to serve in any means I can, to help survivors and the justice course of and in addition to help expose the individuals who lined up his crimes.”
Bickle additionally helped two youthful brothers sue Nygard for hiring ladies to rape them. The boys declare they have been raped by the identical lady 14 years aside, with the alleged crimes each occurring at one in all their father’s properties, court docket papers present.
“All of us spoke and determined the most effective plan of action was to file a lawsuit publicly within the hope that different survivors would really feel secure to come ahead and in addition file criminally in opposition to Nygard,” he advised the Mail.
Bickle renounced his inheritance and is working on “making the world a greater place” by campaigning to shut authorized loopholes exploited by intercourse offenders.
‘I’m very comfortable incomes my own cash, as I’ve all my life,” he advised the Mail. “We’ve by no means had a belief fund or an allowance, and since his cash has been made by way of ache and struggling, I received’t settle for a possible inheritance.”