February 18, 2021
The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding startling new witness testimony against the recently arrested Peter Nygard:
“Startling new revelations continue to trickle out about the PLP’s top donor, Peter Nygard, who lavished the party with millions in contributions. The Discovery+ documentary had horrifying first-hand accounts of Nygard’s predatory targeting of his alleged victims, including one person testifying that he would, ‘collect their passports and they’d be stuck in the mansion, and these rooms would have codes and they couldn’t leave.’
“Other footage caught Nygard’s self-congratulatory boasts about what his money could buy after the 2012 election, where he considered himself ‘the key instrument’ of the PLP’s victory. The PLP’s incestuous relationship with Nygard sends a clear and chilling message to many of his alleged victims. Yet, to hear Philip Brave Davis tell it, even though many of these alleged crimes took place while their party was in power, none of this is relevant today.
“Sadly, for Davis it is relevant to Nygard’s alleged victims – some who claim they were basically locked in cages as their predator lurked around waiting to abuse them. The Bahamian people deserve answers now. And when members of Davis’ own party admit they benefited indirectly from Nygard’s financial largesse to the PLP for their campaigns, even more questions are raised.
“Davis has a moral obligation to come clean and acknowledge the pain and suffering these women say his top donor caused to so many. Until Davis does he leaves many Bahamians to wonder who he looks out for, other than himself.
“The alleged victims of Nygard’s abuse deserve justice. All Bahamians deserve to know the true details of how the PLP elite turned a blind eye to the conduct of a man U.S. prosecutors described as a callous, sex trafficking billionaire.
“Clearly Davis’ dismissive attitude towards these serious allegations proves he has a lot to learn about true leadership if he ever hopes to earn the trust of the people to lead our country.”